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The Team

Meet the People Behind the Lens

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Zara Balfour

Founder & Head of Production

Zara Balfour, an award-winning director, producer and writer, with 20 years' experience, has been featured on BBC Woman's Hour and BBC World. She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a BAFTA and BIFA voter, and has lectured on cinema and human rights advocacy. Zara founded Picture on the Wall Productions in 2005 to produce impactful documentaries and drama, with a focus on sustainable production...


Phil Briggs

Sustainability Lead & Impact Producer

Phil Briggs, a seasoned Eco Consultant / Sustainability Lead, Medic and Health & Safety Advisor, to provide innovative solutions for safety that enhance sustainability.

Drawing from his background, Phil has pioneered a groundbreaking new role: the Eco Medic.

Eco Medic combines areas of expertise into one role, to help production companies achieve economies of scale without impacting quality care.

With a unique blend of emergency medical and safety expertise and environmental consultancy, Phil Briggs is at the forefront of innovation in the film and TV industry. 

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Paul Zabihi

Production Designer & Art Director

Paul is a Production Designer for film, television and commercials living in the UK and a postgraduate of the Royal College of Art, London. He has been in the film industry for over 20 years, working for, collaborating with leading Art Directors, Production Designers, Directors and Producers.

Paul has won several awards as a Production Designer and Art Director including nominations for BAFTA and the Academy Awards for the films he has collaborated and devised.  

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Micaela Blitz


Micaela has two decades experience in production. She has produced factual television and documentaries for major broadcasters and streamers, as well as branded content, commercials, live events and podcasts. Micaela worked on Picture on the Wall Productions’ feature documentary Children of the Snow Land all the way from production through to distribution and exhibition of the film in UK cinemas. Her most recent production, Letters From Drancy, which was filmed in 360, premiered at Venice Film Festival and went on to screen at SXSW and BFI London Film Festival. Micaela is also a journalist and writer, and an upcoming stand-up comedian.

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