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Originally from Lithuania, Vaida Nairn has studied and worked in numerous different countries before moving to St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada in 2018. With multiple directing, writing, and producing credits earned in 2022-2023, Vaida’s commitment to filmmaking was recently acknowledged as a selected participant in the Picture NL and Whistler Film Festival ‘Producer Accelerator Program’.  


2017 MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, London, UK (distinction)

2008 MA of Arts in Comparative Culture, Tokyo, Japan

2000 BA of Arts in Theology, Kaunas, Lithuania


Producer, Bedlamer, short narrative film, Writer/Director A.Jerrett, St. John's, NL, Canada, 2024

Producer, 73 Seconds, short narrative film, Writer/Director S.Gardner, St. John's, NL, Canada, 2024

Producer, Ballad of North Whale, Writer/Director E.Mohammadi, short narrative film, St. John's, NL, Canada, 2023

Co-Producer & Co-writer, The Gaze, short doc film, NIFCO, St. John's, NL, Canada 2023

Director, Co-Writer & Producer, The Golden League, doc series, Bell Fibe TV1, St. John's, NL, Canada, 2023

Director & Co-Writer, Fishbowl, short narrative film, NIFCO, St. John's, NL, Canada, 2022

Co-Director & Co-Writer, Above Above, Below Below, short doc film, NIFCO, St. John's, NL, Canada, 2022

Film Stills & BTS

SurrealEstate Season 2, Take the Shot Productions, St. John's, NL, Canada, 2022

2nd Video Camera Operator

The Golden League, Bell Fibe TV1, St. John's, NL, Canada

Beers with B'ys, TV series, Blue Pinion Films, St.John's, NL, Canada

Adventures of Gary & Lou, TV series, Blue Pinion Films, St.John's, NL, Canada

Kate Crackerberry, Digital Theatre Play recording, Blue Pinion Films, St.John's, NL, Canada

We Are Here, TV series, Blue Pinion Films, St.John's, NL, Canada

Scoff Off’, ‘Sharing Our Cultures’, ‘Out of the Fog’, ‘In Council: St.John’s’, Rogers TV, St.John's, NL, Canada

Theatre photography

White Rooster Theatre, St. John's, NL, Canada

Echo Productions, Toronto, ON, Canada

Courtney Fowler Performance Academy, St.John's, NL, Canada

SignPost Players, St. John's, NL, Canada

Director C.Tomlinson, St. John's, NL, Canada

Opera on the Avalon, St.John's, NL, Canada

TODOS Productions, St.John's, NL, Canada

Music photography

Pussy Riot, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Mugenkyo Taiko, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Jeremy Dutcher, St.John's, NL, Canada

U.S. Girls, Toronto, ON, Canada

Bonjay, Toronto, ON, Canada

Renders, St.John's, NL, Canada

The Watershed Ansemble, St.John's, NL, Canada

Festivals Photography

Lawnya Vawnya, St.John's, NL, Canada

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Editorial Clients and Published Work

Edinburgh Guide, UK

The National, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Velhot, Creative Agency, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing, Doha, Qatar

The Peninsula, Doha, Qatar

Oryx Advertising Co., Doha, Qatar

T Qatar - The New York Times Style Magazine, Doha, Qatar

Waqif Art Centre, Doha, Qatar

Royal Dutch Shell, Doha, Qatar


2018  Group Exhibition, Eastern Edge Gallery, St.John's, NL, Canada

2016  Group exhibition, Ugly Duck, London, UK

2009 Group exhibition, Waqif Art Center, Doha, Qatar

2007 Group exhibition, Musee de E’lysee, Lausanne, Switzerland

2006 Group exhibition, Fuji Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania

Non Profit

Zero Tolerance, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Crisis Skylight Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Shakti, Women's Aid, Scotland, UK

Special Care Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Feel Great Helping, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Photo: ©Walaa Alshaer 

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