About Us

OUR MISSION

We are film makers who want to use our skills to make a difference whether that means creating social and environmental films, collaborating with global partners, providing production training when possible, or, raising funds for causes we believe in. As we have past connections with Africa, it was instinctively our first place to start.  We would like to capture people’s aspirations to improve lives, protect their environment and live harmoniously with nature.

To help reduce our carbon footprint we have begun planting trees (with the Rwenzori Founders, Uganda) and when you support our Kickstarter, you too can have trees planted in your name.

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OUR STORY

A joint venture between two companies

WALK TALL MEDIA was established by Jacqui Doughty in 2008. Over the years we have gained a good reputation and many repeat clients. Whatever size story we tell, from documentary to social media stings and everything in between, the narrative is key and we work very hard to get it right before a camera comes out of its case. In 2010 we were nominated for a BAFTA for our series set in South Africa. In 2012 we made a 16 part series for the BBC in China. Learning about other cultures and traditions around the world is just one of the reasons we love our jobs


DISTANT OBJECT PRODUCTIONS was co-founded by Zuleika Kingdon and Martin Briggs-Watson in 2006.   Distant Object have a large client base and produce a range of video projects that include live event filming, corporate web videos, and educational, health, and cultural productions for diverse organizations and individuals both at home and abroad. We love what we do and have won awards for our short films and documentaries. We enjoy collaboration and have a solid partnership for streaming events with First Sight Media and are now delighted to be partnering with Walk Tall Media and Talking Film Production Uganda, with whom we look forward to making more environmental productions.


WHO WE ARE

founder & producer/director

Before setting up Walk Tall Media, Jacqui was employed at the BBC for 13 years working her way up from researcher via Director to Series Producer. She was the original development Series Producer on BBC Bitesize making the first 26 hours of programming before producing and directing series like Poetry from Other Cultures and Traditions (BBC TWO) shot all over the world and winning many awards. Jacqui set up Walk Tall Media in 2008 and subsequently produced two series for the BBC: WORLD CUP STORIES (6 episodes), filmed in South Africa (BAFTA nominated) and IN MY SHOES (16 episodes), filmed in China and throughout Europe. In 2019 Jacqui was credited as Associate Producer / UK Production Manager on a feature film THE SIX for LostPensivos, Shanghai (IMDb). She and Zuleika both met at university studying film.


founder & producer/director

After graduating, Zuleika began making documentaries for OXFAM and UNICEF with RSP Oxford before working in China as assistant producer for River Films’ BAFTA award winning Ch4 series “Beyond the Clouds”.  She later free-lanced as camera-director and editor and produced her own films for numerous NGOs, educational bodies and the BBC. With Distant Object Productions Ltd founded in 2006 she was the VIDEOMED 2010  heart disease category winner for their documentary “Understanding Hypertension.” and won a festival Best UK documentary award for Rock Music Rock Art filmed in Uganda. Her BBC documentary To Bring a Smile (2001) Isis to the Nile (British Council) was also filmed in Uganda - a country close to her heart having been born and partly raised in Kampala.               


WHO WE WORK WITH

It is important to us that our film narratives are authentic and we are inclusive. So we are delighted to be able to work with Lulu a skilled journalist and podcaster.

LULU JEMIMAH

Script writer and Narrative

Zuleika first met Derrick in 2008 before he went on to establish Talking Film Production in 2012. He has since worked on many international documentary and commercial productions for major players including National Geographic , BBC and Marvel Studios, so it is wonderful to have the chance to work with him and his team in Uganda.

DERRICK KIBISI

Co-Producer - Talking Film

Justin is an experienced video journalist who covers conflict stories across Eastern Africa and enjoys telling compelling human interest stories. We are fortunate he was able to come on board and join our team via Derrick, and film our Rwenzori pilot video clips too

JUSTIN DRALAZE

Cinematographer - Freelance

Izaek works with Talking Film Production and has a wide range of production experience and creative camera skills including drone operation.

Izaek Ekuka

Camera and Drone

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PLANT TREES WITH US

You too can contribute to a forest corridor for wildlife and people. Help reforest the Rwenzori foothills, one of the most valuable pockets of biodiversity in Africa. If you sponsor us we will plant trees in your name and send you photos. Take a look at where we plant your trees on the button below.

SPREAD THE WORD

The Rwenzori Founders dream of saving Pangolins and other endangered species in Uganda. They have created a mini forest sanctuary, a gallery and sculpture foundry and are helping build a hospital. They welcome visitors and art sales help fund their conservation work. Take a look at their website to see their artworks here:

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