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Mi Isla

Sammy is a single mother and high-demand film producer in Los Angeles, California. Her hectic life is disrupted when her favorite uncle Eddy dies and she inherits his bed and breakfast hotel on the Spanish island of Mallorca. Sammy and her 2-year-old daughter Alma embark on a journey into her past that might reveal a new future.

  • Sandra Lipski
    Fay Away, Whatever it takes, My Mother
  • Sandra Lipski
    Fay Away, Whatever it takes, My Mother
  • Sandra Lipski
    Fay Away, Whatever it takes, My Mother
  • Rainer Lipski
    International projects including short films, music videos and global commercial campaigns
  • Sandra Lipski
    Key Cast
    Jane the Virgin, Bruno, CSI: NY, Spider Man 2
  • Alma Lucy Lipski
    Key Cast
  • Carlos Lantero
    Key Cast
  • Neus Cortés
    Key Cast
  • Clara Ingold
    Key Cast
  • Toni Pons
    Key Cast
    "Fernando Perez"
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Family, feel good
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Spain, United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
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  • Aspect Ratio:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 18th Hollyshorts Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    August 11, 2022
    World Premiere
  • 20th Ischia Global Film Festival
    July 11, 2022
  • 6th NÒT Film Festival
    santarcangelo di romagna
    August 27, 2022
  • 11th Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival
    Palma de Mallorca
    October 27, 2022
  • "Mallorca Soul" Screening Madrid
    January 17, 2023
  • "Mallorca Soul" Screening Mallorca
    Palma de Mallorca
    March 2, 2023
Director Biography - Sandra Lipski

Sandra Lipski: Born in Berlin and raised in Mallorca Spain, founder, and director of the Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival (EMIFF), located in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and the founder of THE FESTIVAL KEY; Film festival strategies for filmmakers and film festivals.

Sandra is an accomplished actress with notable credits such as CSI NY, Bruno (Sasha Baron Cohen), and Jane the Virgin (CW). Sandra splits her time between Mallorca and Los Angeles.

MI ISLA is Sandra’s latest short film as a writer, director, producer, and actress. It will start distribution in the spring of 2022. Currently, Sandra is preparing the 2022, 11th edition of EMIFF and consulting her international clients via The Festival Key.

She most recently moderated a panel at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival "Film Festival Strategy" in partnership with the Latino Filmmaker Network and MovieMaker Magazin.

She also taught a master-class on “Film Festival Strategy” at Slamdance Film Festival, spoke on a panel at Hollyshorts Film Fest about “Film Festivals” and enjoyed being on the Jury of the NÒT Film Festival in Santarcangelo, Italy.

Other speaking events include; the SCL (Society of Composers and Lyricists) event together with the AFI (American Film Institute) and being part of the feature film jury at the 2018 SEEFest and Cinema Without Borders Festival in Hollywood. In 2017 she joined the juries at the Mammoth Lakes Film Festival and Los Angeles Music Video Festival.

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Director Statement

Mi Isla is my love letter to the island of Mallorca, Spain. The story is inspired by autobiographical events and my love for Mallorcas people and culture. I grew up in Mallorca until I moved to New York to become an actress and further onto Los Angeles to become a filmmaker. This film started with me winning a Pitch competition held by the Mallorca Film Commission. I play Sammy and my actual daughter plays 2-year-old Alma in the film. My husband is the DP ( - it’s a family affair!

Sometimes it feels like my generation has taken the opportunities of travel to a whole other level and we forget how great our home was/is. This is a story about coming home and re-evaluating what really matters in life.

Shot on location in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and Los Angeles California.