North Isle Productions was set up by Producer Lili Sandelin in 2007 and we have been creating imaginative and original films ever since.
In 2014 Lili produced War Letters, a multiscreen film installation for Grid Iron Theatre and The Edinburgh International Book Festival promenade performance Letters Home. Directed by Alice Nelson, the production won a Scotsman Fringe First Award. Lili also production managed a multicamera shoot of an Edinburgh Art Festival stage play for Skyline / Villa Design Group, and an epic TV commercial for Freak Films featuring 12 horses, models, vintage cars and a castle.
In 2013 Lili production managed the film version of The List, an award winning stage play starring Maureen Beattie. The multicamera production was produced by Stellar Quines Theatre Company and directed by Bafta winning Morag McKinnon.
North Isle’s other projects include documentaries covering medical science (inc. stem cell science, neurodegeneration, genetics and death), human stories and social issues. Lili’s recent doc ‘Finding Josephine’ with award winning director Tomas Sheridan was shot in Uganda and funded by Why Poverty? scheme. After a successful broadcast run in multiple territories, the film has now been seen over 63,000 times on Youtube.
Originally trained as a film editor, Lili edits some of North Isle’s films. She also assistant edited multi-award winning documentary ‘Karama Has No Walls’ by dir. Sara Ishaq which was nominated for a 2014 Oscar.
North Isle is currently co-producing ‘Strutter’, a feature doc on a group of Scottish pensioners hand building a replica WW1 plane. N.I. are also in development on ‘Cannibal Run’, a feature comedy horror about the last family of Scottish cannibals, set in the underground world of contemporary Edinburgh. Lili was mentored by EIFF Network on the project in 2012.
Photo credits: Paul Burnett, Paul Gray, Ruth Louden