What we offer

QFM is unique in that it is a synthesis of two complementary experiences that combined together can assure you the best possible guarantee of a successful productive result in Qatar.

One is locally rooted inside the top level of the Qatari establishment. His comprehensive knowledge of the processes of local bureaucracy, of the people that count and of the specific ways of the business is invaluable to anyone seeking to work in Qatar.

The other bringing specific experience in the film and commercials business gained from over 20 years of productions shot around the world from Europe to Africa and Asia.

We are proud to inform you that we have the largest, most comprehensive library of locations in Qatar. Not only but also we have shot in most of them so we know through our own past experience, how to deal with the permitting process, what problems may arise and, especially how to solve them while allowing you the maximum creative freedom. We like to resolve your problems before they even arise.

Our Mission

The yardstick with which any production service company must be measured, is in the feeling of satisfaction it provides its client once the job is finished.

We are aware of the expectations, of the trust and of the responsibilities placed in us when we are asked to quote any job and it is our desire to fulfill these expectations.

This combined with our experience and our enthusiastic approach to any project at hand makes us your ideal partner.

It is only once the job has been wrapped and the accounts completed that the final result can be accurately considered.

Has the budget come in as expected?

Was the job properly scheduled, organized and executed?

Were the initial expectations of clarity, trust, commitment and support fulfilled?

Were you able to achieve the full potential for your production?

Were we able to think of new ways for you to solve old problems if they occurred?

Our mission is that you can answer yes to all these questions and though we realize it is not an easy task, our determination to pursue it is paramount.

Our approach to understanding our Client's Needs.

Our long and proven working experience and the results our clients have managed to obtain in a country as peculiar as Qatar, with all the amazing opportunities it offers, makes us the most reliable and creative service production company in the country, a benchmark for the competition.

We like to listen.

Once received, your brief is at first accurately analyzed to determine what exactly is expected according to the budget given.

Then, thanks to our proven local experience, we can tailor make breakdowns, schedules and budgets to suit any type of job from feature films to photo shoots, from large international productions in 35mm  to small local digital shoots.

 

We love our work.

As our curriculum shows, we have the skill and experience to meet all your expectations.

Our past results accurately reflect our philosophy of doing all we can to facilitate the process of working in Qatar for you.

We deal with all questions of permits at any level and have the best casting, crews and equipment available in the country. Guaranteed. Our production crew is highly skilled and adaptable to the changing conditions (hard climate) and long working hours required to make the most of your stay here. Whether in the sparkling city of Doha, or along the torrid coasts of the Persian Gulf or the forlorn and inhospitable dunes of the Qatari desert, we offer you total control and unlimited support for your project.

 

Working for your best interests.

Our attitude is that your money should be seen on the screen.

To help you achieve this QFM believes in keeping its material overheads down to a minimum while investing in the people working for you. That's why we have the best production team in Qatar and can guarantee you the best crews, talent and equipment too.

We are here to pursue, control, support and help for the common objective so that you will want and look forward to coming back to Qatar and working with us again in the future.

Nasser Al Khalaf

A highly skilled and experienced professional boasting an enviable history in the management of a wide range of logistical challenges on media projects produced in Qatar.
He has an outstanding knowledge and capability of liaising between any production and Qatari authorities and to resolve all problems arising between them being well known both within the media production industry and Qatari society in general.
A deep understanding both of production and of Qatari society combined with an enthusiastic approach to the many challenges of working in Qatar make him ideal finding solutions through lateral thinking applied to the production of feature films, documentaries, TV commercials and corporate videos in Qatar and the wider GCC region.
Experience includes 9 years working on a wide range of media projects produced in the GCC, often on projects with aerial photography or needing to feature aircrafts, helicopters, airport environment or access to other challenging, sensitive or restricted facilities.

Open minded, supportive and active team member capable of his best when under pressure, calm and determined in tense situations.

From 2002 engaged in the production of a foreign feature film, dozens of TV commercials, documentaries, corporate videos and photo-shoot projects shot in Qatar.
A detailed list and a show-reel are available upon request.

References from the following production companies regarding projects filmed in Qatar are available upon request:
Radical Media – NY, USA
RSA – London, UK
Filmworks – Dubai, UAE
Filmauro – Rome, Italy
Auditoire – Paris, France
The Mill – London, England
New Moon – London, England

Thomas Tassara

A highly effective, adaptable professional with a wide experience in planning skills, budget-making, accountancy, personnel management and procurement of equipment and services for :
-Production of feature films, documentaries, TV commercials and corporate videos.
- Torch relays at the Olympics and Asian Games.
Experience includes 22 years working on projects, budgets and logistical challenges across Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, North Africa, Middle East, Asia.

A proactive team member with a natural instinct to lead by example and knowledge to provide vocational training, experience in multicultural environments, with the capability to deliver the meticulous planning and accurate logistics necessary for efficient results within budget and strict timeframes. Naturally skilled in understanding different environments and to quickly adapt plans/actions accordingly.
His experience gives him an edge when engaging with media, advertising agencies, clients, sponsors and related entities.

From 2008 engaged in the production of a foreign feature film, dozens of TV commercials and corporate videos, a few documentaries and half a dozen photo-shoot projects shot in Qatar.
A detailed list and a show-reel are available upon request.

References from the following production companies regarding projects filmed in Qatar are available upon request:
Radical Media – NY, USA
Filmworks – Dubai, UAE
Filmauro – Rome, Italy
Auditoire – Paris, France
The Mill – London, England
New Moon – London, England

Nasser Al Khalaf
Nasser local, rooted here. Knows both the specific requirements of the place and those of the business.
Thomas Tassara
Thomas, 20 years' experience in the business
Production

Once received, your brief is at first accurately analyzed to determine what exactly is expected according to the budget given. Then, thanks to our proven local experience, we can tailor make breakdowns, schedules and budgets to suit any type of job from feature films to photo shoots, from large international productions in 35mm  to small local digital shoots.

Facilitation

As our curriculum shows, we have the skill and experience to meet all your expectations. Our past results accurately reflect our philosophy of doing all we can to facilitate the process of working in Qatar for you. Whether in the sparkling city of Doha, or along the torrid coasts of the Persian Gulf or the forlorn and inhospitable dunes of the Qatari desert, we offer you total control and unlimited support for your project.

“The yardstick with which any production service company must be measured, is in the feeling of satisfaction it provides its client once the job is finished. We are aware of the expectations, of the trust and of the responsibilities placed in us when we are asked to quote any job and it is our desire to fulfill these expectations. This combined with our experience and our enthusiastic approach to any project at hand makes us your ideal partner.”

Testimonial

“Once again wanted to thank you for all your efforts on the Qatar Foundation project – much appreciated!”

- Tanya Wagner
Executive Producer
Filmworks Dubai, UAE

“Congratulations to you and Nasser and please thank all of the people that helped on the ground make these amazing films.
Hope to cross paths again, perhaps next time in NYC...”

- Alec Sash
Supervising Producer
Radical Media NY, USA

“Great to see all that hard work and heartache paid off in the end!! Thank you!!
Thomas and Gwen please thank everyone in Qatar that helped us!!
We really did make history!&rdquo
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- Tommy Turtle
Executive Producer
Radical Media NY, USA

“I have had the pleasure of being both a co-worker, a client and a friend to Thomas for over 4 years. He did an exceptional job on the recent Techno Q corporate video we developed together. He's an energetic and broad-minded person to work with. It is a real pleasure working together with him: he is creative and pro-active in finding solutions and he has a natural ability to manage people and support his clients. Although extremely experienced and technically skilled he has the ability to communicate with simple, friendly language. I strongly endorse Thomas: he did not let me down a single time and if you get to work with him you will enjoy his passion for his job, his boundless energy and his sense of humor!”

- Margherita Trestini
Head of Marketing
TechnoQ Doha, Qatar

“I had the pleasure of working with Thomas on more than one production and my experience with him was always very positive and rewarding. He is a very hard working, conscientious, detail oriented person that I was very happy to be able to rely on and have as a solid team member.”


- Rami Yasin
Head of Production
Filmworks Dubai, UAE

“Working in the Middle East is more often than not an enjoyable yet challenging task, full of numerous technicalities special to the region. Due to Thomas' extensive working knowledge of the area, operating at all levels, productions under his management are highly organised, efficient and utterly considered.
His international manner and approach to projects is an asset to any level of global film production.” October 14, 2010

- Mik Allen
DOP – London, UK
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