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. .  

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.