Visually creative. Grounded in good science. Passionate. Thalman’s films combine stunning visuals and compelling narrative with really solid information. You will be informed as well as entertained. That’s the goal.
With nearly twenty years experience in documentary production, Thalman is a seasoned filmmaker but one who began her career as a zoologist. She spent many months living in the rain forest in central Borneo while studying proboscis monkeys, and somewhat chillier spells studying red deer in Scotland. Equipped with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in zoology from the University of Cambridge, Thalman then studied film and television production at the University of Bristol. This led to work as a researcher for the world-renowned BBC Natural History Unit and Partridge Films.
In 1995 Thalman migrated across the pond to marry cameraman Mark Thalman and quickly established herself in the Washington DC production community. She freelanced on numerous projects for PBS, National Geographic and Discovery before incorporating in 2001 to form Across The Pond Productions, Inc.
Thalman has since garnered a reputation for delivering great shows on time and on budget. Her clients span the major networks with subject matters ranging from science to history, crime to travel. She’s been an on-camera correspondent for National Geographic and has managed multiple production teams as a series producer. Whether wrangling crocodiles at night in Kakadu National Park or living in a ger on the Mongolian steppe (while pregnant), Thalman thrives on adventure and travel. She’s able to distil complex science into compelling narratives. And she knows how to build drama into any story arc.
She frequently partners with husband Mark Thalman – winner of numerous awards for his camera work including White House Cameraman of the Year. For more information on Mark, please visit Ventana Productions at www.ventanadc.com.