Stroma Cairns is a director and writer based in London. She has an intimate and honest filming approach, paired with an innate love of storytelling. Her British aesthetic comes from childhood, growing up moving around England. She is drawn to stories revolving around youth and family. Imaging sincere and creative topics, Stroma is providing a refreshing and relatable perspective when it comes to her work.

In April 2019 Stroma was selected to direct one of Channel 4’s BAFTA nominated On the Edge anthology of short films. The directing scheme focuses on finding devise and exciting new talent in the UK.

Since then her short If You Knew premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in October 2019, receiving the Jury Special Commendation award. It has also won Best Short at Open City Doc Festival and was nominated for Best Short at Sheffield Documentary Festival. 

Stroma has just completed directing a new documentary commissioned by the Uncertain Kingdom project, (Georgia Goggin, John Jencks and Isabel Freer). 

She is currently writing a new short drama based on her childhood and is also starting to develop her first feature. 

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