The Filmmakers

Emma_Davie.jpgEMMA DAVIE, Director

Emma is a documentary filmmaker based in Scotland. She also teaches at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, where she runs the Film and TV Department. Previous work includes What Age Can You Start Being An Artist? for Channel 4 (2004, nominated for Grierson Award); Gigha: Buying Our Island (2002), a one-hour film for BBC/Scottish Screen; and Flight, a BBC/Canadian co-production (2000). She has also made short experimental work including 71˚(nominated for best short documentary at Edinburgh International Film Festival). 
She was on the board of the European Documentary Network (EDN) and writes for DOX magazine. She has worked as tutor or consultant with EDN, European Film College, Storydoc, Discovery Campus, East European Forum, Docs Barcelona, and many others. Emma's background in experimental theatre and performance gave her a love of collaborative practice. She ran her own company Clanjamfrie which did large-scale site-specific performances and work that combined film and live performance.  She worked with, amongst others,  Robert LePage on Tectonic Plates which she acted in and which was also made into a film by Peter Mettler. This was her introduction to film. 

Morag_McKinnon.jpgMORAG MCKINNON, Director

Morag McKinnon is a fiction director whose most recent film Donkeys won a Scottish BAFTA in 2011 for Best Feature. It was the second part in the Scottish/Danish co-production with Lars von Trier’s company – the follow up to Red Road. Prior to that, she has directed award-winning series and shorts including the BAFTA-winning series Buried (2004) and the short film Home which also won a BAFTA for Best Short and 16 international awards including the Fox Searchlight New Talent Award. Her other award-winning short, Birthday (2001) won the Silver Bear at the Chicago Film Festival. Morag is a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art.


Sonja Henrici is co-founder and co-director of SDI Productions Ltd, and Head of Development at Scottish Documentary Institute. She has been part of the core SDI team since the beginning in 2004 and developed it with growing success, producing numerous short documentaries including the annual Bridging the Gap series which have screened in over 40 countries. She just launched her first documentary feature Future My Love by Maja Borg at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012, and is in development with a number of new features by award-winning new Scottish talents.
Founded in 2007, SDI Productions is the production platform for the Institute, which is an internationally recognised documentary research centre at Edinburgh College of Art, specialising in documentary training, production and distribution.


Sigrid is one of the leading international documentary producers of her generation. She is co-director of Danish Documentary Production which she founded together with four award-winning Danish documentary directors: Phie Ambo, Eva Mulvad, Mikala Krogh and Pernille Rose Grønkjær. She is based in Cophenhagen. Films include Free the Mind (2012), Love Addict (2011), Cities on Speed – Cairo / Garbage (2009), Mechanical Love (2007), The Monastery (2006), Beth’s Diary (2006), Gambler (2005)


Executive Producer: Noé Mendelle
Associate Producers: Justin Edgar & Alex Usborne for 104 Films

Editor: Peter Winther
Senior Editing Consultant: Janus Billeskov Jansen

with music by Four Tet
Composers: Kieran Hebden, Jim Sutherland, Simeon Ten Holt

Production Managers: Rebecca Day, Aisling Ahmed
Digital Post Production: Beopost, 422
Sound Design & Mix: Savalas

Producer of Marketing & Distribution: Ben Kempas

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commented 2013-06-20 15:09:52 +0100
Brilliant! Please keep up your great work. The world needs everyone working together to help one another. Thank you. God bless!
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