About

Sylph Productions is a young film company based in Edinburgh, Scotland with the aim of connecting the east and west through audiovisual experience.  Sylph has already produced a number of films that travelled across the world and took part at OSCAR & BAFTA qualified film festivals.

We intend to develop from original ideas, books and scripted stories to promote new and ethnically diverse voices as well as to tie cultures together through artistic interpretation. We are a passion and energy-driven company with access to raise finance and delivering high concept films with high production values. 

Nadira Murray

PRODUCER

BFI and Chanel Filmmaker Award Winner, and a recent BAFTA Scotland Winning Producer, Nadira Murray, founder of Sylph Productions, won the 2022 BIFA Breakthrough Producer Award for her debut feature film “WINNERS,” directed by award-winning filmmaker Hassan Nazer and co-financed by Screen Scotland. 

WINNERS” also secured the BIFA’s Raindance Discovery Award; the Audience Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2022; and the Best UK Feature at the Raindance Film Festival, London

2022; in addition to being the official UK selection for the International Feature Film category at the 95th Academy Awards (2023). The film was released in UK cinemas by Modern Films and is also streaming on platforms such as Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, and BFIPlayer.

Nadira comes from an artistic background, with both parents working as theatre actors. She trained at the Drama Studio in London and worked as an actress in London theatres before finding her passion behind the camera. In 2014, she changed her career and pursued film production at the Media Business School in Spain, supported by Creative Europe Media. She established her company with the goal of connecting the East and West through cinematic experiences. 

Her mission is to develop both scripted and unscripted narratives that elevate ethnically diverse voices and bring cultures together through artistic expression. Several short films produced by Nadira have been showcased at OSCAR & BAFTA-qualifying festivals, winning numerous awards. One such film was featured in “Bite Size Halloween,” produced by 20th Century Digital. 

Nadira participated in the Rotterdam Producer’s Lab in 2021 and 2023, as well as the BIFA Springboard program in 2023. 

Currently, she is working as an Associate Producer on a feature film project backed by the BBC, BFI, and Screen Scotland, as well as developing / shooting creative documentary project  FLOTSAM with John Archer (by Isa Rao).

Ferhan Ashiq

BUSINESS & FINANCE

Ferhan Ashiq, based in Edinburgh, recently joined Sylph Productions as a Finance and Business Advisor. A graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, with a Bachelor of Science (BS) focused on Developmental Economics. He also studied E-commerce and Digital Business at the University of Nottingham. Ferhan is enthusiastic about delving into the Film Industry, with a focus on enhancing the company’s sustainability and financial strength.

Jon K. Jones

Development advisor specialising in pitch decks

Jon K. Jones is a UK-based writer and director from New York City with a unique talent for socially poignant storytelling via an authentic and imaginative lens for film, television, and creative writing.

In 2022, Jon partnered with 20th Century Digital to write and direct his science-fiction short Fracture, now streaming on Hulu. In 2021, he wrote and produced three episodes of CNN’s docuseries Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury and in 2020, while completing a year-long internship on Saturday Night Live, Jon was the recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Award as well as the San Francisco Film Festival Fellowship for his screenplay Let There Be Light about the life of African American inventor, Lewis H. Latimer.

Jon holds an MFA from Columbia University in film directing, a BA from Brooklyn College where he majored in both Screenwriting and Film History, and is currently completing an MA in Creative Writing at the prestigious University of Cambridge.

Elsa Marguerie

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Elsa is a French junior producer and director who earned her Master’s Degree in Artistic Direction and Filmmaking at “Sup de Création” in France in 2023. During her studies, she also served as a junior Show Runner/Producer at Rebellion Communication Agency in Paris.

With a diverse range of professional, student, and personal projects, Elsa has successfully managed various types of productions, including commercials, short films, music videos, and social media content. Her current project ‘Sophie’s Pyro-Capillophobia,’ a comedy short she wrote, directed and produced is featured at the Nikon Film Festival in France.

Coming from a creative background, Elsa immerses herself in every stage of filmmaking. Her skills extend beyond creativity to excellent organisational, project management, artistic direction, and team management capabilities.

Elsa has recently joined Sylph Productions in Edinburgh, adding her assistance and expertise to our team and fueling her aspirations as a future producer.

GET IN TOUCH:

Our team specialises in crafting visual film packaging, screenwriting, directing, script coverage, script doctoring, and developing treatments or outlines.

Feel free to send us your script; we’re actively seeking fresh talent, particularly from first-generation immigrants, refugee voices, and BAME backgrounds.

Whether you’re considering shooting in Scotland or exploring international opportunities, our team is ready to transform your story into a cinematic experience.