In 2015-16 Lili executive produced director Robin Haig’s Bafta Scotland New Talent Best Drama winner ‘Hula’, and director Kelly Holmes’ Victorian drama ‘Family Portrait’ that won a French post-production co-production deal. We also collaborated with Eggbox on an installation film for a live music performance by Red Note Ensemble, and a short documentary about mental health commissioned for the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. ‘War Letters’, a multiscreen WW1 film installation for Grid Iron Theatre and The Edinburgh International Book Festival promenade performance ‘Letters Home’ won a Scotsman Fringe First Award in 2014. ‘Finding Josephine, a documentary shot in Uganda in 2012 and funded by Why Poverty? scheme had a successful broadcast run in multiple territories and the film has now been seen almost 70,000 times on Youtube.
PRODUCER LILI SANDELIN
Lili also production manages for other companies. She has worked with Cagoule Productions, Freak Films, Urbancroft Films, Skyline Productions, EIF & BBC live streamed series and Stellar Quines Theatre Company. Originally trained as a film editor, Lili also edits some of North Isle’s films. She also assistant edited multi-award winning documentary ‘Karama Has No Walls’, directed by Sara Ishaq, which was nominated for a 2014 Oscar.
Outside of film, Lili has freelanced in arts, media and education as a project co-ordinator, covering Edinburgh Festival Fringe, individual events and various talent development courses and workshops.
Lili is a graduate of Bournemouth Film School and Screen Academy Scotland. She spent four years as a Visiting Lecturer on the BA Film course at Edinburgh Napier University. Lili grew up on a sheep farm in Finland, is an avid knitter and a passionate cook. She also has an unhealthy interest in forensic science and crime novels.
SOUND DESIGNER ALI MURRAY
Ali has been collaborating with North Isle since 2009. He has sound designed lots of award winning and nominated films and stage productions, editing, mixing and composing music for them. He also drums with a number of bands and generally makes a lot of noise. Ali teaches sound at the Edinburgh College of Art and New College Lanarkshire. His interests include sharks, explosions and curry. More info at www.alimurraysound.com.