Pen Portrait

Tony Latham is a specialist in the production of a variety of media materials, especially film. Uniquely for media consultants, he not only writes, films, edits and narrates the commentary for most of his own films, but writes drama stories for radio, and designs print materials. Tony owns all his own equipment to see  productions through to completion. The films made can be shown on YouTube to give access to all, plus distributed and stored on mobile devices.

Tony started his overseas career as a volunteer (VSO) in Africa, after working for the BBC producing news film for many years. This led to a consultancy appointment with the British government for three-years based in Africa, and then employment as a UNESCO consultant for another three-years. Following this, Tony returned to the UK to become Director of Overseas Film Production and a Board Member of a UK company, during which time he was responsible for making over 100 films in Africa, funded mainly by the World Bank, EU and the Nigerian River Basin and Rural Development Authorities. He became an independent consultant and filmmaker in 1983, working on projects funded by the World Bank, Asian and African Development Banks, EU, DFID, Unido, IFAD, The Ford Foundation, ICI Agrochemicals, private companies and organizations and a variety of overseas governments.

Tony has worked in many countries of the world, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, Cameroon, Dominica, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, Ghana, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Spain, St Vincents and the Grenadines, Tanzania, Thailand, The Gambia, Tonga, Uganda, USA, Vanuatu, Yemen where the above picture overlooking the Old City was taken, and Zambia.

On semi-retirement, Tony wrote his first book called 'The Story of a Cornish Village - Lanreath,' which is available from, the Lanreath village shop, or direct from Tony at the published price of £8.95 plus P&P. The book covers 4,000 years of Cornish history, is 116-pages long, and packed with Tony's colour photographs.

A second book called 'Wildlife Adventures in the Sundarban,' Bangladesh, is due to be published later in 2018, and is the first of a ten-book series on conservation and wildlife.