TIA Productions is an award winning documentary production house based in Johannesburg, South Africa. TIA was created by Tarryn Crossman in 2012. Tarryn has been creating content all over Africa for over 14 years, winning awards for both her independent documentaries, as well as her commercial work. Both her independent feature documentaries have been distributed globally and screened at festivals across the world. We also work with a loyal network of extremely talented film professionals, who are passionate about the work we produce. It allows us to put together the perfect team for each and every production. At TIA we pride ourselves on producing exceptional quality African content for a local and International Audience.
In 2017, MTV Staying Alive Foundation commissioned TIA Productions to make two youth focused documentary programmes on behalf of our flagship transmedia campaign MTV Shuga.
Tarryn Crossman and her team at TIA Productions showed excellent creative leadership in developing a new format with the campaign content team. She responded excellently to the challenging nature of the subject matter and, throughout the production, her team sourced and handled the participants in a sensitive manner whilst at the same time ensuring she delivered compelling content for the shows.
MTV Staying Alive Foundation and our partners on MTV Shuga are thrilled with the work TIA productions has done on our behalf and we would have no hesitation in recommending Tarryn and her company.
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I used TIA to produce a series of viral videos for my biggest client. And, it was a joy. Tarryn’s most important skill is her ability to tell people’s stories, no matter how big or small they are, and she always got the best out of her subjects. She was helpful, solution-driven and always available. The end products far exceeded my expectations. When it comes to film making and video storytelling, I’d choose Tarryn and her team, every time.
In October/November 2016 Save the Children embarked on a project to illustrate to potential donors and stakeholders the need in South Africa amongst our most vulnerable children. This was a huge undertaking for the organisation. We chose to embark on making four documentaries. TIA productions came back with a brilliant concept and assisted with developing the documentaries from beginning to end.
It was a pleasure to work with Tarryn, who offered professional advice and confidently offered creative solutions to filming sensitive situations and stories. The TIA productions team worked under extremely tight deadlines and produced thought provoking documentaries.
Working with TIA was an absolute pleasure. I felt Tarryn and her team understood the brief from the start and more than delivered, nothing was impossible and there was always a solution to any problem. TIA was available24/7 and responded immediately to feedback and requests. The crew and production team were professional, experienced, creative and very talented. I would not hesitate to work with them again.
Carte Blanche is South African’s leading television journalism series and has been awarded more than 200 local and international awards for quality stories that have made a difference. We pride ourselves on working with some of the best producers in the country to provide the high quality expected by the Carte Blanche audience. Tarryn Crossman is one such producer who joined the team over a year ago and has since proved her muscle as a powerful storyteller time and time again. Her visual style and attention to character have made her a great addition to the show and we still continue to work with her and let her tell stories which will forever captivate the South African audience.