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Forums Fixer For Croatia, Portugal, And Morocco

This topic contains 7 replies, has 0 voices, and was last updated by  Kim Leong 4 years, 8 months ago.

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  • Kim Leong
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    We are looking for a fixer with experience organizing for motion picture productions in Portugal, Morocco, and Croatia. I am working on two films (both feature films) and a low budget travel series.

    Film (General):
    The two films are of the same story. The name we currently have the first film under is Tangerine Skies .This is a working title, or a temporary title, which will change after production. So, one is the first film and the second one is the sequel. It is an adventure film, which is about an international treasure hunt. See website links below for more information on that film. The story will be a trilogy, so that will be three films in total. The first and second film scripts are being revised and worked on at the same time. The first two films are scheduled to be produced one after the other within a year.

    For one film, we are looking at locations in South America/Caribbean. For the other film, we are looking for locations in Europe and Morocco. The travel series may include locations from both regions. We have more on the travel series and current episodes below.

    Locations:
    We will decide whether to go with Europe/Morocco or South America/Caribbean based on keeping the first film’s cost lower, more convenient in logistics, and the availability of film incentives and a strong professional film production crew and equipment. We want the first film to be the easier one to shoot. I am already speaking to a few fixers, but wanted to meet a few more before we decide who to get for our projects.

    Rescheduling:
    We rescheduled our first film to begin production late this year due to changes in our script and needing more time to decide on locations. We started back in 2013, in hunting for locations and organizing the right crew. Now, we are ready to begin scheduling production.

    Local Crew and Incentives:
    We will hire local crew for the films, so a strong local film production professional community in these locations are very important. This includes a strong casting director to help cast a few of the major roles with experienced and notable actors. I am the lead protagonist in the film. The film partially draws from my actual former career as a museum/artifact research specialist and a few actual experiences. Also, having a strong production equipment facility and good film incentives are important as well. For the travel series, I will likely just use my own equipment, but may recruit one or two additional crew members including a videographer/photographer who can also do photo shoots for our marketing of the series online.

    Travel Series: Marketing Tool:

    I have released the “pilot” of this web travel series, which is called Travel Quest. You can visit my newly revised Youtube channel, now called Merri Christi Explorer, to see the first show. It is 2 minutes long, but the series will have longer episodes and 3-5 episodes for this first season. See ‘Travel Series – Marketing Tool” below for more information on this series. Youtube page http://www.youtube.com/merrichristi.

    The travel series is a low budget project, which will have me traveling to destinations as the host and sharing why these locations are perfect for explorers in the 25-47 age range. I will be showing archaeological sites (I may volunteer for an archaeological project in these locations if they allow volunteers. I am a former museum curator), historical architecture, beautiful natural landscapes, beaches or mountains, music and dance, and nightlife. My audience as a rising filmmaker, recording artist, and author are travel-enthusiasts and explorers in that age range. So, we are using the travel series to become a marketing tool for the upcoming films and also to boost tourism to these locations. This series, currently named Travel Quest, will introduce me and my character to a larger audience and prepare them for when the film comes out. The locations for this travel series will include locations from both South America/Caribbean and Europe and Morocco. The travel series will be primarily posted online for Vimeo and Youtube. The films will be released in theaters, live stream online, and On-Demand.

    Email: gc@gcrestproductions.com. My name is Merri.

    Website Links:
    To learn more about us our website is http://www.gcrestproductions.com. Also look here http://www.gcrestproductions.com/film-media-center.

    Dear Merri,

    Regarding the upcoming location scout and fixing job https://www.thelocationguide.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=2777

    I would like to offer my services as a fixer location scout here in Portugal a country I am based in speak the language and know the lay of the land.

    As far as Croatia and Morrocco go I can also help as I know the countries to some extent.

    Let me know if you want more info

    Thanks

    Rupert

    Rupert Eden
    hello@ruperteden.com
    http://www.ruperteden.com
    T : (+351) 910655545


    Jay Bulckaert
    Participant

    Dear Merri,
    I would like to apply to your request for a fixer and location scout in Portugal. I have a vast knowledge of the country’s landscape, habits and cultural scene, am a native speaker, and have been working as a journalist/reporter/writer for 15 years. I am also into fixing business and filmmaking and have close contact with this industry in Portugal.

    Just let me know exactly what you are looking for and I can surely give you a hand to choose the right people and places for your films.

    If you wish to contact me, please email me: ritavargasgarcia@gmail.com.

    Thank you so much.
    Best regards,
    Rita Garcia


    Mirta Jusic
    Participant

    Hi Merri,

    I sent you an e-mail directly earlier today with my contact details. Feel free to call or Skype me to discuss the details regarding shooting in Croatia. I am in GMT +1 time zone.

    Best,

    Mirta Jusic, Fixer, Croatia
    mirta.jusic.d@gmail.com

    Welcome to Morocco !

    I have sent you an e-mail on this.

    Kind Regards,

    BKFILMS
    Service Producer
    info@b-kfilms.com


    Rula Nasser
    Participant

    Hallo Merri,

    I have emailed you – Portugal fixer – welcome.
    Kindest regards


    James H E Cutting
    Participant

    Hi There,

    I am a fixer in Morocco and would be pleased to help.

    I am British, have lived in Morocco for 15 years and have worked on over 70 productions here, large and small.

    Please feel free to contact me.

    All the best,

    James Cutting

    Hello Merri,

    I have been in this business for the last 29 years and I do recommend James Cutting as well.

    He is a problem solver genius in my opinion.

    Best of luck.

    Fred Challa
    http://www.dreamakerproductions.com


    Angus Bell
    Member

    Hello Merri,
    Hope all is well. My name is Ali Bakkioui El Otmani and I am the owner and Line Producer at BO Film Services in Morocco. I have been in the film industry for the last 18 years, and I have been behind most of the major features and other projects that took place in Morocco. My solid backgrounds in the industry backed by my communication skills are the key to your requirements for a successful shoot. My most-recent participations are Transport Coordinator on the latest Bond and Morocco Production Manager on MI 5 Rogue Nation. Please do not hesitate to contact me or check my website http://www.bofilmservices.com for any further information.
    All the best,

    Ali Bakkioui El Otmani
    Owner/Line Producer @ Bo Film Services
    info@bofilmservices.com
    http://www.bofilmservices.com

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