Earth Touch was launched in 2010 and has production bases in South Africa and Washington and a sales entity in London. We are specialists in factual production and distribution, in particular natural history documentary series and films.

From our London offices, we distribute both our in-house productions and third party programming to broadcasters and emerging platforms around the globe.  Our broadcaster clients include National Geographic, Smithsonian Networks, ARTE, PBS, UKTV, RAI and NHK and we co-produce approximately 25 hours per year for these companies.

We represent an increasing number of independent producers across a wide variety of factual genres and are always on the lookout for quality, factual product from producers worldwide.  As factual specialists, we offer our producers a focused and attentive distribution service tailored to their individual requirements.

We attend all the major markets and conferences including MIPTV, MIPCOM, Sunnyside of the Doc, WCSFP, Hot Docs, Jackson Hole, Wildscreen and Realscreen.


Earth Touch’s US office focuses on producing factual entertainment and documentary series for US and international broadcasters, as well as a limited number of high end specials.

The US team is headed by Managing Director Phil Fairclough, former head of production at Discovery Channel, who also worked for the BBC and ITV in news, natural history, specialist factual and children’s programs. Phil has produced hundreds of hours of programming in multiple genres and is also the executive producer of several globally acclaimed theatrical documentaries, including Grizzly Man.

The US team is in production now on multiple projects including Wags To Riches with Bill Berloni, for Discovery Family, Polar Bear Town, for Smithsonian Channel and OLN Canada.

The US team works closely with our London-based distribution team to help take international projects into US broadcasters.


Durban is the production powerhouse of Earth Touch, and it’s where the company was originally started.

This 1140 sq foot facility produces the bulk of the company’s slate and works closely with Sales & Distribution in London to create programming that sells on both sides of the Atlantic. It accommodates 38 staff and is equipped to execute every aspect of HD and 4K production - from acquisition to original composition and 5.1 final mix.

Earth Touch in Durban is headed by Group COO, Lara Cox and Emmy Award winning Creative Director, Graeme Duane. The focus of the Durban office, is to develop and produce natural history specials and series that are worthy of both US and international success. Africa is the obvious production focus, but recently more and more global locations have been included.