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Filmmaker Abroad - Cambodia

Join a TeamJames Hipkiss

From 11th to 19th February 2015, Our latest adventure destination is Cambodia! This wonderful country, with a troubled and complicated history, is the perfect location for making your documentary film. As ever, we have researched a long list of stories to choose from. Weve just completed a recce and have lots ofgreat new storiesto tell. We think every single one has the potential to make a brilliant short doco. Just the thing for a short film festival, or perhaps as a calling card to the elite film school you are hoping to get in to.Our base for the 9 day experience is Siem Reap, the city closest to stunning Angkor Wat.Each filmmaker gets his/her own fixer/translator and vehicleto get them around and assist with logistics. There are two mentors on the trip;Sean Cousins(company founder) andSteve Warne(ex-Film Victoria). Collectively they have more than 40 years filmmaking experience. Sean and Steve share a passion for story craft and teaching and bring a diverse range of production experiences to share with the participants. Accommodation isin a quality hotel, which is also a wonderful story, run by locals.Two-person teams and filmmaking couples, are a great tradition in documentary filmmaking; Dardennes bros, Maysles bros, Connelly Anderson etc. We strongly encourage couples or teams to apply.A reduced rate is offered to those who wish to work in two-person teams with a single camera.The True Cambodiaoffers travellers who want a bit more from their time overseas, a truly unique experience. Instead of just moving about taking photos this is your chance to make your own documentary film, with personalised tuition from experienced professionals. You get the chance to embed with the local community and really get to know the place. And you have access to a list of outstanding stories suitable for a short documentary that weve spent months sourcing and researching for you. Youll stay in quality accommodation and youll be provided with your own local fixer/translator and your own personal transport in the form of a tuk-tuk.No previous filmmaking experience is requiredbut we are trying to give you an experience as close to that of a professional crew as possible. In addition youll gethands-on in-the-field filmmaking, guidance and advicefrom mentors Sean Cousins and Steve Warne, plus after-hours tuition in story craft and reviewing of rushes. Theres also time set aside to visit some of Cambodias hidden treasures with access to expert guides. Part of your fee will be directed to a local charity.Note: There is an application process, which involves completing an application form and a short interviewThe cost includes, as well as mentorship and your own fully researched story, use of a professional standard camera and sound equipment, accomodation, transport and most meals.If you arent familiar with Filmmaker Abroad please check out our website:www.filmmakerabroad.comfor more info email us:info@filmmakerabroad.com