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 diverse and exciting new talent in the UK.
Since then her short film 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 the Special Jury award at London Short Film Festival 2020 .
Stroma has just completed directing a new documentary commissioned by the Uncertain Kingdom project, (Georgia Goggin, John Jencks and Isabel Freer).
She is currently in development with a new short drama and her first feature.
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