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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 merging the genre of fiction and non fiction, with 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.

Stroma has recently finished directing second block (episodes 4, 5 & 6) of new show MOOD (Superhoe), a 6 part TV series created by Nicôle Lecky for BBC3.

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, the Special Jury award at London Short Film Festival 2020 and was shortlisted for a Grierson trustees award

She is currently in development with her first feature.

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