Asylum Pictures was established in 1998 in Edinburgh, Scotland by Robin MacPherson and Paul Kenny.

Robin (left of photo) began his film-making career with Edinburgh Film Workshop Trust (EFWT) where from 1989 to 1997 he produced a wide range of documentary, current affairs and EWFT's first drama production, 'The Butterfly Man', earning a BAFTA nomination for Best Short Film in 1996.

Leaving EFWT in 1997 to establish Asylum Pictures he produced the Tartan Short 'Duck' and undertook consultancy for a wide range of organisations before joining Scottish Screen where from 1999 to 2002 he was in charge of script and project development. Robin was also Executive Producer of the thirteen-part Documentary Series 'This Scotland' for Scottish Screen, Scottish and Grampian Television. .  

Robin is Director of the Screen Academy Scotland ( which has taken up so much of his time since 2005 that producing has rather fallen by the wayside, for now anyway...

Paul (right of photo) was formerly Director of Tax (1989 to 1997) with KPMG Accountants and Management Consultants in Edinburgh. Now trading as Paul Kenny Ltd., ( he provides taxation and business advice and consultancy to clients in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, and oversees Asylum's Business Affairs.