One Tree Films was established in 2006 by Tim Wise and Steve Killelea.
Steve and Tim discovered a unique connection over lunch one day - both had experience working with child soldiers in Northern Uganda. Tim had spent three weeks living with a Child Solder Unit of the SPLA rebels while making an ABC television documentary in Sudan, while Steve runs a charity that helps rehabilitate former Child Soldiers from the LRA rebels. After 6 months of discussions, they decided to set up One Tree Films together.
The core value of the One Tree Films is to produce world-class documentaries and other forms of media (including online format) that have a strong focus on social issues.