Siri Rødnes (b. Edinburgh, 1983) is a director and writer with proclivities towards genre. From apocalyptic drama in a retro future to the vivid imagination of a child’s mind, Siri’s work tends towards the fantastical, yet always endeavours to maintain and conveys thoughtful contemporary relevance. A rich fusion of kitchen-sink drama, sci-fi and personal politics, her films attempt to both present and critique the world from fresh alternative perspectives.
She is currently developing her debut feature Nine Lives with Gavin Humphries at Quark Films, co-written by Tom Basden and adapted from the science fiction short story by Ursula K. Le Guin.
Based on her BAFTA Scotland nominated short film Take Your Partners (Berlinale, TIFF Kids, BFI London), Siri is also currently writing a feature-lenght screenplay (also entitled Take Your Partners) with Arpeggio Pictures, commissioned by the Scottish Film Talent Network part of the BFI’s NET.WORK.
Her recent short films also include the Creative Scotland commissioned Grimm Street (EIFF), for which lead actor Sarah Miele won Best Female Performance at the 2016 BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards. Lily Graham was also nominated for her role in Take Your Partners. Also completed in 2015 was Asking For It, released online in coordination with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Siri was recently selected for BFI Flare’s 2016 LGBT Mentorship Programme where her mentor is producer Andrew MacDonald (Trainspotting, Ex-Machina, The Beach). She has a MA in Directing Fiction from the National Film & Television School, and has participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus, Edinburgh International Film Festival and Reykjavik International Film Festival Talent Labs.
She currently works between London and Scotland, and is represented by Casarotto Ramsay & Associates.