UAE production house is the only GCC-based company included in the documentary film industry list.
Films by Nomad, a documentary film production company based in the UAE, has been named to the Realscreen Global 200 list for 2023.
Compiled by Realscreen, a global trade publication for the non-fiction film industry, the annual list outlines the world’s top 200 production companies working in non-fiction and unscripted screen content. It is compiled with input from broadcast and streaming executives, agents, distributors, production peers and other stakeholders in the industry. Companies included on the list represent the world’s finest documentary film production companies.
Founded in 2010 by Phil Griffiths and Zoe Griffiths, Films by Nomad has been trusted to share some of the Middle East’s compelling stories, including Discovery Network’s Covid-19: Dubai, which detailed the UAE’s handling of the pandemic and the impact of Covid-19 on its residents. To date, Films by Nomad has produced over 14 documentaries and documentary shorts, with eight more currently in development.
According to Tim Swain, Group CEO of Block N, the parent company of Films by Nomad, the inclusion on the list highlights not only the professionalism and focus of Films by Nomad’s diverse, world-class team, but also highlights the sophistication of the region’s filmmaking industry as well as the captivating people and rich stories that exist here:
He added: “Films by Nomad is deeply focused on storytelling and work that aims to create impact, shape opinions and change hearts and minds. We are honoured to play a role in amplifying important stories to a global stage so our inclusion on the Realscreen Global 200 list feels particularly special.
“As one of the Middle East’s longest-standing production companies, we have seen a tremendous amount of growth in the region’s documentary filmmaking ecosystem and we are proud to play an instrumental role in that development.”
Aside from working with Discovery Networks, Film by Nomad has also worked with National Geographic, Warner Bros, Discovery, ESPN and OSN, as well as Disney, Emirates Airline, Image Nation and Porsche, among other high-profile broadcasters.
In 2023, Films by Nomad’s parent company Block N also plans to add two new companies to its portfolio – alongside Films by Nomad and Production by Nomad – with details to be released soon.