North Isle Productions was set up by Producer Lili Sandelin in 2007 and has been creating imaginative and original films ever since.

North Isle is currently co-producing ‘Strutter’, a feature doc on a group of Scottish pensioners hand building a replica WW1 plane. North Isle is also in development on ‘Cannibal Run’, a feature comedy horror about the last family of Scottish cannibals, living in the underground world of contemporary Edinburgh. Lili was mentored by EIFF Network on the project in 2012. Lili is also collaborating with director Calum MacDonald on his micro-budget feature which is a follow up to his recent 30 min short ‘The Cairn’.

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, the film has now been seen over 60,000 times on Youtube.

Lili is a graduate of Bournemouth Film School and Screen Academy Scotland. As a freelance Production Manager, in 2013 Lili worked on BAFTA winning director Morag McKinnon’s film version of Stellar Quines’ stage play The List, starring Maureen Beattie. She also assistant edited the 2014 Oscar nominated, multi-award winning documentary ‘Karama Has No Walls’ by dir. Sara Ishaq. Lili grew up on a sheep farm in Finland, and has an unhealthy interest in forensic science and knitting.

Ali Murray is an all round sound dude. He edits, mixes and composes for film and stage, drums with a number of bands and generally makes a lot of noise. Recent work includes sound design and post production sound for Oscar nominated and multi award winning documentary “Karama Has No Walls” from director Sara Ishaq, Mark Cousins’ features “A Story of Children and Film”, “Here Be Dragons” and “What Is This Film Called Love?”. He is also deft at fixing broken things. His interests include sharks, explosions and curry. More information on Ali’s work at www.alimurraysound.com.



Photo credits: Paul Burnett, Paul Gray, Ruth Louden