Isla is a 2017 John Brabourne Award recipient and it will help fund her Masters in Scriptwriting at Bath Spa University and short film Shells. She has also just been selected for the 2018 New Welsh Playwright Programme with the Sherman Theatre.
Her debut feature film Halcyon Heights, starring Sheila Reid, Diana Weston, Mark Jordon and Reuben Johnson is now at completion and amongst official selections, has come in the top 3 in the Best Low Budget Feature category at the Toronto Independent Film Awards, won Best Feature Film at the International Film Festival of Wales and an Award of Excellence at the Depth of Field Film Festival.
She worked as the writer on the short film A Thousand Leaves, a Celgene commision, and it has received numerous Best Screenplay/ Film nominations. It stars the wonderful Anne Parillaud and Rosie Day.
‘The film is brilliantly told and a perfect illustration of how cinema can tell intimate stories which resonate universally.’
In pre-production for The Corps, military feature film created from interviews with past and present soldiers and their families. Also developing feature screenplay Spark set in a fictional London riots.
Isla is director of The Tommy Vine Fund, an arts charity that makes the arts accessible to all. Always looking for people to support.