Stella represents a fresh voice in film, creating stories around people who haven’t previously had a platform to share their experiences. She spent years working with young people and refugees in documentary before moving into fiction. As a director’s assistant, she worked on several features with Sally Potter and Justin Kurzel. ‘Little Soldier’ starred Zawe Ashton and was shot by Robbie Ryan andfor this Stella won Best Female Director at LSSF alongside getting a special mention at Underwire Film Festival for Best Screenplay. Recently she was selected to direct a 30-minute episode of the 4Stories scheme for Channel 4.