We will ensure your time in Zambia is productive, and hassle free
so that you can focus on your expertise – filming and production!
Filming Fixing Solutions
A to Z Solutions Ltd is a Zambian Registered Company established in 2013 and is proudly the first dedicated film fixing company in Zambia. Owned by Anita Balletto the Managing Director,
A to Z Solutions provides film fixing and facilitation services predominantly to Wildlife Documentary and Reality Show Filmmakers visiting Zambia offering its customers a first class service tailored to their needs and requirements.
Anita was born and brought up in Kenya, holds a BSc in Zoology from Leeds University in the UK and has been involved in the safari industry in East and Southern Africa for over 20 years. Living and working in Kenya, Tanzania, and more latterly in Zambia where she has been living since 2007. Anita has extensive local knowledge and knows and understands the intricacies and nuances of operating in remote and ‘off the grid’ areas. With her extensive experience in the tourism and hospitality industry and a focus on operations and logistics, twinned with her passion for Conservation and the protection of Africa’s wildlife estates, Anita through her company A to Z Solutions is well positioned to assist visiting film crews with a range of services.
In her own capacity Anita sits on a number of Conservation/Wildlife boards including being the current Chair Person of Conservation Lower Zambezi, and in the past sat on the Elephant Charge committee, and has served on the Abercrombie & Kent Zambia, Bio Carbon Partners and ZAWA (Zambian Wildlife Authority – now DNPW) Boards. The latter being a ministerial appointment and testament to her passion and commitment to the Zambian Wildlife Estate.
With this in mind A to Z Solutions are on the ground, and offer extensive local knowledge and hands on experience. We are familiar with Africa’s quirks, working conditions and its people, customs, cultures, fauna and flora. As such our small team will ensure attention to detail and can offer you a holistic ‘one stop shop’ where we are proud to be the first dedicated Film Fixing/Facilitating company based in Zambia’s capital - Lusaka.
Our services are very much tailored to your requirements however the company aims to provide a holistic service giving you the peace of mind of one point of contact and one company handling all aspects of your time in Zambia thus ensuring no balls are dropped, and that in the event there is a vehicle breakdown or a flight delay, that we already know who to contact at the next port of call.
As such, services include but are not limited to: Permits, Licences, Location Advice, Scouting, Introductions, Equipment Hire and Purchase, Logistics, Planning, Booking for Third Party Services, Medical Aid and Air Evacuation.
Charges and Requirements
Once we know what services you require a detailed quotation will be sent through for approval.
All third party expenses for services not directly offered by A to Z Solutions such as accommodation, flights, licenses, fees and customs/clearing costs will attract a handling fee of 15%. This covers taxes, bank fees and a small administration fee.
Our Fees will be charged according to individual requirements, where a deposit including all fixed fees will be paid on acceptance of the quotation with the balance being paid on completion.
The advantage to the Production Company is that you have one point of contact whose local knowledge and contacts will ensure quick and efficient communication where there is no need for you to try to coordinate the various suppliers and services on the ground as this will all be handled by A to Z Solutions – your one and only point of contact. With A to Z Solutions buying power we are able to offer competitive rates for all services to third parties meaning the Production Company just has one foreign company to pay, and one set of bank transfer costs.
2013 Cream Productions Inc & BBC Canada - Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan
2013 Tigress Productions UK
2014 Earth Touch & Smithsonian Chanel - Hippos After Dark
2015 Earth Touch - Crazy Monster Bugs
2015 Earth Touch - Crazy Monster Bats
2015 Iniosante - Last of the Longnecks
2015 Terre Mater & Vulcan - The Ivory Game
2015 Nobody’s Girls Inc - The Only Real Game
2015 Plimsoll Productions - Camp Africa
2015 Tusk Trust & Sepctrecom Films - Tusk Trust Annual Awards
2016 Alaska TV & Big Banana - Fishing Impossible Series
2016 BBC Newsday - Human/Wildlife Conflict for CITES
2016 Homebrew Films - Wildlife Odyssey
2016 - KEO Films Ltd - Life at the Edge for BBC1
2016 Plimsoll Productions - Camp Africa South Luangwa National Park, Kasanka National Park, North Luangwa National Park
2016 Petco Foundation & Steven Latham Productions - Shelter Me
2016 Renegade Pictures UK Ltd - Get a Wild Life – Channel 4 Series
2016 Tusk Trust & Spectrom Films -Tusk Trust Annual Awards
2017 International Fund for Animal Welfare - Elephant Collaring
2017 The Bigger Picture & David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation - A fund raiser for a Charitable Art Exhibition
2017 Urban Brew Studios - Raising Wildlife
THE IVORY GAME
Winner - "Golden Panda" - Wildscreen 2017
Winner - "Best Theatrical Documentary" - Wildscreen 2017
Winner - "Green Film Award" - Cinema for Peace 2017
Winner - "Outstanding Documentary" - Humane Society 2017
Winner - "Game Changer Award" - Tusk Trust 2017
Short list - "Best feature documentary" - OSCARS 2017
Official selection - Telluride Filmfestival 2016
Official selection - Toronto Filmfestival 2016
Official selection - Beijing International Filmfestival 2017
Nominated - "Best Feature documentary" - Cameraimage 2016
Nominated - "Best Feature documentary" - Doc New York 2016
Nominated - "Best Feature documentary" - Savannah 2016
Nominated - "Best Sound Design" - MPSE awards 2017
LAST OF THE LONGNECKS
Official selection – Wildlife Conservation Film Festival 2017
Official selection – San Francisco Green Film Festival 2017
Official selection - Sun Valley Film Festival 2017
Official selection – Environmental Film Festival In the Nations Capital 2017
Cinema Planeta – International Environmental Film Festival of Mexico 2017