Producing dramatic fiction for theatrical, online platforms and terrestrial broadcast, Up Helly Aa was founded in Clydebank, Scotland, by producer Kathy Speirs in 2012.

Feature films to date include multi-award winning international co production UK/Irish road trip Moon Dogs (2016) as lead producer, and Welsh coproduction Brexit thriller Concrete Plans (2020) with perfectmotion. TV coproductions include co-creation of 1×28″ scripted Hogmanay comedy First Footing (2022) and 1×28″ Sketch show special Pity Party (2019) for BBC Scotland with Shakehaus.

Up Helly Aa work with new and established regional talent with an emphasis on Celtic outsider voices, collaborating across borders with local stories at the heart of our vision.