Stelana Kliris is a South African Cypriot writer/director/producer with a background in production on international film and commercial productions in Greece and Cyprus. Her first feature, Committed, which she wrote, directed and produced was distributed internationally and optioned for Hollywood and German remakes. She also produced award-winning director Tonia Mishiali’s debut feature film Pause, which premiered at the 2018 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and was named one of Rotten Tomatoes’ most daring films of 2019. Stelana participated in the 2019 MIDPOINT TV Launch Programme with her series Life Unexpected and is currently preparing to shoot her second feature, The Islander. She is developing several new projects under her production company Meraki Films, including My name is Lily. She is a member of the European Women’s Audiovisual Network (EWA) and the Directors Guild of Cyprus, as well as a graduate of the 2018 EAVE Producers Workshop.