Lotta Petronella is a filmmaker, artist and curator based on the island of Ruissalo. She has worked with and on islands for the last 10 years and has 15 years of experience as a director, producer and writer of documentary and art films. Her films have been shown internationally at film festivals, art galleries and broadcasted widely. Petronella is trained as a fine artist at Chelsea College of Art in London where she worked and lived for 15 years working on a number of film and television productions. Besides her own work, she has collaborated with other artists, writers and film-makers on independent film and art projects.