"We are very very small. But we are profoundly capable of very very big things."

                                                         -Steven Hawkin

Reel Life Productions was founded in 2013 by Neil Fairlie and Micaela Hamilton. A young, dynamic and passionate duo, with aspirations to make RL a prominent production house, on both small and big screens around the globe, determined to entertain, educate, and above all else, promote environmental conservation through film. 


We have filmed wildlife all over Zimbabwe,  in some of the most remote and breathtaking locations on earth. The company has also journeyed deep into people’s lives, homes and experiences, bringing the viewer sensitive and touching human stories. We pride ourselves in enriching and broadening our viewers’ perspectives through cinematic means.

Both Neil and Micaela are African born and have spent their lives involved in conservation and wildlife awareness. Driven from a young age to make a difference, both members of the team followed independent paths into the world of documentary film-making, taking journalism degrees, and film-making diplomas, internships and hard work, to finally meet and work together to create Reel Life Productions.

Micaela and Neil on a game capture operation in Zimbabwe
Micaela in her element, in Mana Pools National Park
Neil looking for lions in Mana Pools National Park


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Recent Works Include

Akashinga - The Brave Ones

An award winning National Geographic film about an all female anti-poaching conservation army fighting

and winning the war on poaching in Zimbabwe.

Kanga Pan - An African Horror Story

A unique wildlife documentary about a secluded waterhole in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. Here, under the cover of darkness, horrors torment the local residents, and a mature male baboon must investigate who the killer is.


Wild Dogs - Chasing Tales

A film following a pack of African Wild Dogs as they hunt, den, and ultimately raise the next generation of pups. Using specialised mobile filming equipment, our film crew literally join the pack as they hunt, capturing never before seen footage of Wild Dogs hunting from a completely new perspective.

Maria's Story - A Mothers Love

A mothers instinct to protect her young is possibly the most powerful emotion experienced by any animal. This story tells of one rhino's strength and determination to save the life of her newly born calf.