Siri Rødnes

Siri is a fiction director and writer with proclivities towards genre. From cyberspace to outer space, Siri’s work tends towards the fantastical, yet always endeavors to maintain and convey 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. Shooting in 2019, Siri is currently prepping her feature debut Nine Lives with Quark Films and Bandit Country, co-written by Tom Basden (Fresh Meat, Plebs) and adapted from the science fiction short story by Ursula K. Le Guin. Her recent short films include the Creative Scotland and SFTN commissioned None of the Above (shot entirely on an iPhone 7+), the BAFTA Scotland nominated Take Your Partners and the BAFTA Scotland New Talent winning Grimm Street. Festivals include the Berlinale, TIFF Kids, Seattle, Edinburgh, BFI Flare and BFI London. 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. In 2016, Siri was mentored by producer Andrew MacDonald (Trainspotting, Ex Machina) through BFI Flare’s LGBT Mentorship programme. Other directing credits include 10 hours of broadcast television, including the 2017 and 2018 Christmas episode of River City, a continuing drama for BBC Scotland.