Isla is a documentary filmmaker, creative producer and established visual artist. Isla has an MA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and has exhibited her projects both in the UK and internationally. Isla has worked for a diverse variety of creative industries; from programming film festival Sheffield Doc/Fest, writing articles for The Guardian to scripting audio trails for National Heritage sites across the UK.
Isla has developed several international documentary films on subjects ranging from religious tolerance in Sierra Leone, the Danish UN General Secretary, families surviving baby loss and pub closures in rural parts of the UK. Having been awarded funding in the UK and Denmark, her filmmaking focuses on mental health, youth culture, LGBT gender identity and human rights issues.
MA in Visual Design, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, Architecture, Design & Conservation, Copenhagen.
First Class Honours degree in English Literature, University of Sheffield, UK.