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Forums Documentary filmmaker/fixer in Kenya,Indonesia, France and U.K

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  • Picture Tree is looking for documentary filmmakers to do fixing in each of the following territories – U.K, France, Indonesia and Kenya. We are not specific on cities on rural areas. It’s for an international TV commercial campaign I will be directing . The candidate will only fix in their own country and must be experienced and in touch with local news stories on the ground, specifically around inspirational, human-interest stories that has not been publicized too widely. Applicant must submit a CV with a minimum of 4 years work experience and be available from 24 January 2016 to 6 February 2016.

    Detailed brief.

    Casting for a international shoe polish brand

    During this campaign, we’ll produce five, two-minute, documentary commercials telling people’s stories in the UK, France, Kenya, Indonesia and South Africa.

    We’re looking for stories of people that have a sense of pride, dignity and passion for who they are, their abilities and what they have accomplished. This is not pride in an arrogant sense, it is people with self-respect and integrity, a humble, modest faith in themselves and what they do. We are looking for a variety of people – young, old, tall and short, both genders and all races.
    Their story is the most important. There must be something unique, unexpected and non-traditional about their story, slightly outside the mainstream. This is what makes a story interesting.
    At the same time, the character must be relatable, and every-man or every-woman. We want stories that generate empathy, and characters that are endearing. The characters must have a sense of authenticity, people who are comfortable with their flaws, faults and limitations. It will be great if they can have a sense of humor or be witty and fun. We want people who are courageous and passionate, with big generous hearts and warm personalities.
    It will be great if the story is inspirational, the underdog, someone who is rising against the odds, who values others, makes a difference, or chases a higher dream. Whatever the character does, or has achieved, must not hinge too much on what happened in the past.
    We must be able to film it today, as it happens.

    Have a look at these two adverts for ‘Shredded Wheat’ and ‘Internet.org’. This will give you the perfect idea of what we are looking for:

    Shredded Wheat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WPLRVqoDYM Internet.org https://vimeo.com/144686901

    Fixer job description
    1) Find a minimum of 10 potential stories in country.
    2) Do a location shoot on 4-5 stories chosen by director.
    3) Provide production information on practicalities of shooting on the location.
    4) Gather still photographs of characters and relevant locations as well as sound bytes asking
    questions provided by the director.
    5) Upload research material by submission deadline for directors approval.
    Please send us a CV stating the fixing jobs completed. A minimum of 4 years working experience in required.

    Thank you in advance for all your time and effort, it is greatly appreciated.
    Warm regards,

    Wim Steytler| Director

    My name is Lameck Nyagudi, I am an experienced photographer/film maker .I also work as a fixer /Translator in Kenya. I’d be happy to take the role.References I have worked with would be happy to tell you more about me.my email address nyagudilameck@gmail.com phone; +254 701.769.228

    Teak Digital
    Gemma Aron, Project Manager
    gemma@teakdigital.com
    TEAK | Gemma Aron | Project Manager
    o. 415.296.1114
    f. 415.296.1115
    teakdigital.com
    …………………………………………………………..

    Wil Matthews
    http://www.wilmatthewsphoto.com
    wil@wilmatthewsphoto.com
    415 342 2196
    @photowil
    skype: photowil

    Kind Regards
    Lameck

    Hello,

    I would like to recommend Lameck for your job in Kenya. I’ve worked with him for two weeks from december 25th 2015 to january 9th 2016.

    As a documentary photographer, i had choose to work on topics such as gangs and illegal brewery but also on positive and aspirations stories in Nairobi. If the gangs and brewery part required some organisation long before i came, other stories i asked about on daily basis (female football association, former convict getting his life straight, amputee olympic runner, small business owner, etc) were not on schedule, and Lameck managed to get all of the stories we talked about, sometimes in less than few hours, worst case it was a 2 day wait to get an interview.

    Shooting pictures and record sound was possible each and every time. He nows Nairobi like his pocket, we were crossing people he knew on daily basis in several point of the city.

    A very skilled man for outstanding work. Worth the fees. I will definitely work with him again.

    If you wish more informations, feel free to contact me. Also if you need people in France, tell me about what you are looking for, i may know photographer who are working on such topics.

    Jérémy Saint-Peyre
    http://www.jeremysaintpeyre.com

    For Kenya, you will need a Kenya licensed Filming Agent / service company. Its not clear from your posting exactly what you are looking for. We have been producing commercials, documentaries and features across Africa for almost 20 years.
    Please feel free to call or email us
    Ginger Wilson
    Producer
    http://www.gingerink.tv
    +254 720 604491
    info@gingerink.tv

    Hello,

    My name’s Joe Yaggi from Jungle Run Productions in Indonesia. We’ve been operating here since 1994 covering all aspects of television production with offices in Bali and Jakarta.

    We’d be happy to help you with this. Unfortunately I didn’t see the PDF but If you’d like to email me my address is joe@jungle-run.com.

    I’ve attached our filmography.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    Best regards,

    Joe


    Wambui Kairo
    Participant

    Hey there,

    I am a Film Producer and I run a production company called One Boy Productions that is based here in Nairobi, Kenya. The company – which is a licensed Filming Agent / Service Company – has been in operation for over 5 years now and we provide Production (read Fixer) Services for both Regional and Overseas Clients.

    Now, given your brief, we feel that this is something that we can do and we would be love to be given the opportunity to prove that we are the right team for the job. That said, attached kindly do find document copies that highlights some of the projects that we have been involved in thus far.

    Well, that’s all for now. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

    Best Regards,

    Wambui Kairo

    TEL: +254 722 652 358

    EMAIL: info@oneboyproductions.com

    ONE BOY PRODUCTIONS
    P.O. BOX 30585 (00100)
    NAIROBI. KENYA.

    Hello Wim,

    On Screen Productions Ltd is a Kenyan Production Company.

    We are a licensed filming agent and specialize in production fixing services.

    Having offered fixing services to various companies for the last seven years,we are professionally skilled in handling your production needs in Kenya.

    We provide the following services:

    – Production logistic services for international crews filming in Sub Saharan – Africa

    – Provision of talented, resourceful crew for filming in various Sub Saharan African locations

    – Research, development and production of documentaries, corporate videos and TV shows filmed on location across Sub Saharan Africa

    Please see attached a CV highlighting some of the work we have done.

    We look forward to hear from you.

    Thank you.

    Best Regards,
    Catherine Muema

    ON SCREEN PRODUCTIONS LTD (K)
    +254-0771011095
    +254-770 132298
    +254-720-832911
    +254-773-641-209
    production@getonscreen.com

    Hello Wim,

    On Screen Productions Ltd is a Kenyan Production Company.

    We are a licensed filming agent and specialize in production fixing services.

    Having offered fixing services to various companies for the last seven years,we are professionally skilled in handling your production needs in Kenya.

    We provide the following services:

    – Production logistic services for international crews filming in Sub Saharan – Africa

    – Provision of talented, resourceful crew for filming in various Sub Saharan African locations

    – Research, development and production of documentaries, corporate videos and TV shows filmed on location across Sub Saharan Africa

    Please see attached a CV highlighting some of the work we have done.

    We look forward to hear from you.

    Thank you.

    Best Regards,
    Catherine Muema

    ON SCREEN PRODUCTIONS LTD (K)
    +254-0771011095
    +254-770 132298
    +254-720-832911
    +254-773-641-209
    production@getonscreen.com


    sombo Sombo
    Member

    We are based in Indonesia and Malaysia – we have office in Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur…

    email us if your keen to connect and catch up more in details : rush@makingname.co.id

    It seems that I am out of delay, I leave in Paris but shooting out of France until Wednesday, if you are still looking for someone in France to direct short subjects doc, please contact me in private.
    laurenceguerault@free.fr

    You can watch “Un petit bout de planète” a 52′ I directed or ref on dailymotion.
    http://www.dailymotion.com/user/Laurence-Guerault/1

    Best,
    Laurence Guérault

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