• We Are The Compulsive
  • We Make Films
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The Compulsive creates beautiful films that humanise complex issues, reveal unknown stories and celebrate humanity
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Welcome to The Compulsive
The Compulsive is an Africa-based film production company that creates films for an international audience. Our Kenyan base gives us easy access to Africa, the Middle East and South Asia so you don’t need to send a film crew half way around the world. With our intimate knowledge of the region, sharp communication and logistics prowess, you can focus on issues closer to home while we tackle jungles, malaria and the odd tropical beach to create your perfect film.

WHO WE'VE WORKED WITH

OUR SERVICES
We tell stories. Real stories. People stories.
We believe that humans have the ability to change the planet, and their personal stories can inspire audiences worldwide. We use cinematography, photography and graphics to capture the most engaging stories and create beautiful, honest and evocative films.
  • Film Production

    The Compulsive produces films that transcend traditional media and impact on the audiences that matter. We specialise in character-led documentaries, letting real people share their story and giving audiences an intimate insight into unknown worlds.

  • Research+Evaluation

    The Compulsive creates beautiful stories that turn raw data into engaging narratives that are click and share friendly and easy to digest. We find personal stories within text-heavy reports and create films and photo essays that capture the impact of programs on real lives.

  • Branded Content

    Have a great product or service that you want to promote? Team up with The Compulsive to create an engaging film that captures the spirit of your brand. We show how your product or brand impacts on lives with compelling films shot in the most exotic reaches of the globe.

  • Media Training

    Give your staff the skills to tell your organisation's or company’s unique story. The Compulsive runs workshops in filmmaking, photography and social media to help your staff understand how to reach your audience, while making your workplace communication sustainable.

THIS IS WHAT WE DO
We’re passionate about making documentaries and saving the world. So we decided to combine the two. We strive to make the biggest impact we can with each film that we produce. We take pride in every project we create, ensuring to deliver professional and beautiful films.

Typhoons and Trafficking

Sex trafficking in the Philippines

A Somalian operating theatre

Trócaire helps new mothers in western Somalia

Mongolian Bling

Discovering the roots of hip hop in the heart of Asia

Flowerdale Tattoo

How a tattoo helped a community

Good Parenting Exhibition

Zanzibari children strive for a healthier childhood

Female farmers hit reality TV

Oxfam uses TV to reach millions in Tanzania

Slim MC live in Zanzibar

A recording from the Stone Town Sessions

Yorta Yorta Youth Journey

An indigenous coming of age adventure

The team is dedicated, creative and has an uncanny ability to connect
with our audiences with a high quality film that has exceeded our expectations.
We are proud to call them our partner.

- Ombretta Mazzaroni, Country Director, Trócaire Somalia -

The Compulsive were fantastic to work with. They went above and beyond in terms of time, effort and creativity with their filming. During editing they were meticulous, responsive and fast.

- Liz Mermin, Head of Documentary, Thomson Reuters Foundation -

The Compulsive exhibited the highest level of professionalism. They were able to convey a challenging concept simply and beautifully.

- Naomi Taylor, Senior Communications Coordinator, Conservation International -

The films that The Compulsive developed for us convey the necessary technical details, but also have the emotional depth and creative artistry critical for high-level advocacy purposes.

- Matthew Frey, Associate Director, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Nutrition, PATH -

The Compulsive captured compelling interviews and footage on a tight timeframe. Their efforts gave us an invaluable tool for promoting our organization's work.

- Rebecca Regan-Sachs, External Relations Manager, TechnoServe -

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