Directors Garth Lucas and Ann Strimling founded The Talking Picture Company in 1989 with the express purpose of producing pertinent documentaries for the international market.
Executive Producer/Director for Talking Pictures Garth Lucas's background originates from a technical side where he owned an equipment hire company servicing the feature film market in South Africa. He also worked in the film industry in Canada for a year.
Producer/Director Ann Strimling’s experience ranges from producing weekly magazine programmes for Television and Internationally award winning commercials to international documentaries and feature films.
Garth Lucas and Ann Strimling joined forces to form Talking Pictures (Pty) Ltd and together have produced wildlife and environmental documentaries for networks world-wide.
They have worked throughout Africa and most Indian Ocean Islands and have been involved in aggressively marketing their product throughout the world.
Having specialized in documentary programming and successfully marketed their product worldwide and having won many major awards Talking Pictures have established themselves as undoubtedly the most successful TV production company in Africa in their field.
With the many hours of experience in the field, a stock footage library of over 40000 entries and an investment of specialized equipment ranging from 4 wheel drive vehicles to adapted lenses and camera equipment Talking Pictures can guarantee high quality production value at a moments notice for extremely competitive budgets.
Talking Pictures have evolved from filming on 35mm and 16mm to Digital Betacam and now High Definition