Producers - Steak House, Valerie Stadler, Jose Marquez
Production Company - Fluency Studios, a division of NBC Universal/ Telemundo
Format - Digital, Arri Alexa
"'Isa' does a lot with a little, using sound and light and a few animated butterflies to create scenes of creepiness and wonder, and substituting 'customized' junkyard tech for the tempting flashy doodads a big budget can buy. And there is evident pleasure taken by Marquez and his director of photography, Anne Etheridge, in the L.A. light, the look of the hills, the pastel mosaic of the neighborhood walls (...)
'Isa' has much to recommend it: its Highland Park setting and ethnic cast; its dreamy rhythms and creamy images; the way it merges the everyday into the uncanny; and the clever things it does with relatively modest means."
Robert Lloyd, LA Times
"What's terrific about 'Isa' is that it's playing in the same thematic sandbox as other great works of contemporary science fiction, from 'Orphan Black' to Ramez Naam's Nexxus series, but takes them in a new direction. Neuroscience and brain mapping technologies have captured our imaginations, and it's a pleasure to see them explored here, from the perspective of a geeky high school girl with a mysterious past."
Annalee Newitz, io9