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.
Steve Killelea is an international businessman and philanthropist. Steve has set up a number of high technology companies and has developed and supported development assistance projects around the world.