Documentary Production

Documentary Production: What We Do

NEEDaFIXER has a global network of professionals that provide support to documentary filmmakers. As a well-established and highly experienced film production company based in London, you’ll have the resources and expertise you need to make your documentary film shine through pre-production, filming, and post-production.

From our London HQ, we assist documentary film crews throughout the capital and across the UK. We also have strong international ties and are active in more than 100 countries worldwide. Because we have such a widespread international network of talent, you get custom support based on your project budget and timeframe.

  • Examples of Documentaries


The Process

Our teams of professionals and creatives can service you with everything from set security and location sourcing through to editing and marketing. While every project is different and we adapt accordingly, here’s a rough idea of the documentary process and how we can help at each stage.

  1. Develop Ideas: If you’re struggling to find inspiration or you need an expert’s help turning ideas into an easy-to-understand storyboard or script, NEEDaFIXER has the talent and resources to help you create fully-formed concepts that will effectively tell a story and resonate with audiences.
  2. Get a Crew Together: From translators to directors to drivers, we have a worldwide network of film professionals who are ready to take on new and exciting challenges.
  3. Secure a Location: Our location scouts can help you find the perfect backdrop for your documentary, whether that be an African desert or a beach in Bali. They’ll also help you secure permits, overcome language barriers and connect with locals to make sure you’re getting the most out of the location.
  4. Rent Equipment: No matter where you are in the world, we have an equipment rental house that can provide you with camera, film, lighting and sound equipment. NEEDaFIXER also has worldwide equipment insurance to protect your investment.
  5. Finalise Legal Documents: When producing a documentary, there can be a lot of paperwork to fill out. Our experts can help with permits, releases, copyright protections, insurance and more.
  6. Get Your Shots: We’ll be on-the-ground with you, helping to ensure all aspects of filming run smoothly. Our production assistants can help with organisation, and we can arrange craft services to keep the crew happy.
  7. Edit the Raw Footage: This is where the magic happens. Editing the film and adding music, graphics, animation and narration will turn your footage into a cohesive, engaging story.
  8. Package and Promote Your Documentary: After the final cut has been approved, our PR and marketing experts can help with publicity, press and distribution so that your documentary reaches your target audience.

What We’ve Worked On

From mini-docs to full-length feature films, we’ve done it all. See our list of clients or read testimonials that support our work.


What are you working on? We’d love to hear about it! Live chat with us at the bottom right of this page or contact us to discuss any upcoming documentary projects you’re working on to find out how our documentary production team can help with your next venture.

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