1st AD Isa Östman Olai has worked closely with international stunt performers and coordinators for years, giving her great insight into planning and executing action sequences in film and TV. Her close collaboration with stunt performers has also cultivated her skills as a team player, prioritizing the team's well-being and fostering a positive atmosphere on set. After completing her studies in Psychology and Environmental studies in the US, she began her career at a VFX company, where she worked for four years. Isa quickly advanced from assistant to coordinator and eventually became Line Producer at their Motion Capture Studio. During her time at the company, she also served as the 1st AD for all projects handled by the studio.
Having completed over 50 international projects and having lots of experience in Motion Capture, Isa decided to shift her focus towards series and features, taking on the role of a 1st AD. Isa finds inspiration in challenging projects and in the people that she works with. According to her, working in the best industry in the world should always be fun and provide a sense of safety. Isa always strives to ensure that people have the best working environment and have fun while working. In addition, she has also tackled numerous “impossible” projects and tasks which has developed her resilience and her skills in creative planning.