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Forums Pre-Production Forum Need Director and DOP for Travel Documentary

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  • Katrien Maes

    Hi all,

    We need a Director and a DOP (Director+DOP preferred) for a travel documentary to be shot in an exotic beach location in India. The person should be willing to travel to India and shoot for an extended period of time (8 to 12 weeks). Prior experience in travel/tourism oriented projects would be preferable.

    For further details please do get in touch with me via email on — deepak[at]

    Deepak Oram
    Lighthouse Productions, Mumbai, India.

    Jan Latussek

    Hi there, this sounds like an interesting project could i please have a little more information.

    What are the prospective dates?
    What type of budget does the project have?
    What format will the project be required to be shot on?

    look forward to hearing from you



    Katrien Maes

    Hi Stuart,

    The project is scheduled to start tentatively in a few weeks, in early pre-production now so only have tentative dates. Format would be HDV or Digital Betacam.

    We are also open to Production companies in the region with in-house Directors/DOPs open to collaborating on the shoot. Should be experienced in areal and underwater shooting.

    Hi Deepak,

    I am a documentary director and cameraman. I directed and shot a documentary for over 4 years in an Oasis in Egypt and have been filming for over 20 years various documentaries and projects around the world. I am a member of BAFTA and have travelled extensively, including India, a country which I love very much indeed. My web site will show you some of the projects although I have not updated it for such a long time, so please excuse this. I am very interested and I would be grateful for some more information. Thank you. Best wishes,
    Nick Burgess-Jones
    Cell: +44 (0)7773 287 288

    I have been informed by Murray Ashton of The Location Guide that you are looking for a Director.
    I might be interested in directing. Please, would you send me details.
    Thanking you, I am loooking forward to the pleasure of hearing from you.
    Kind regards.
    Yours sincerely,
    Luciano Celentino
    (Anglo-Fortunato Films)

    Hi…im a Director DOP who lives in Santiago of Chile. I have 7 years experience as a DOP and 3 years since i start directing for southamerican advertising agencies like JWT, Lowe Porta, McCann-Erickson, Ogilvy and others. I work mostly in advertising shooting commercials, but also now im working in feature films and documentaries. I also have experience in rock climbing and mountaineering. I shoot in many countries like Uruguay, Argentina, Poland, Bolivia, Chile and Dominican Republic so i know how to deal with foreign crews.
    In this FTP you can find some part of my work…i have more reels that i can send to you, this one represent my work with the production house in Chile TwistFilms.


    Francisco Obradors
    Santiago, Chile

    Simon Tatum

    Hello Deepak,

    Like others, I too received the info via Murray Ashton, and would be delighted to be considered for your project.

    My website: will give you all the detailed background you might need.

    I have just completed a 90 mins primetime Doco-drama for ZDF (Germany) that will be transmitted on 14th June. (Attached image).

    Of course I also have several DOP’s that I can recommend… and finally I was in Mumbai and Trivandrum only a few months ago for CGI and visual effects for my previous project, and very much enjoyed my time there!

    I look forward to hopefully hearing from you.

    Kind regards,


    David Ward

    Hi Deepak,

    I’m an award-winning documentary Producer/Director and would love to work with you on this project.

    My previous work includes Channel 4’s ‘The Last Freak Show’ which tells the story of Jeffrey Marshall, a musician born without arms or legs, who decided to explore his identity as a disabled performer by becoming the star attraction in the last remaining freak show in America.

    You can watch it here:

    password: tatum

    My other recent projects include ‘Rude Tube’, a six part series currently showing on Channel 4, and ‘Andira’, a documentary exploring the work of Andira International in the rainforest of Costa Rica (currently in the edit). You can see an introductory promo I made for them here:

    I’m a highly skilled self-shooter with my own kit if required (Z1 with full audio) as well as a highly skilled editor on Final Cut Pro. I have a proven track record of tracking down and securing diverse and difficult contributors and can get the most out of even the most difficult interview situations.

    Alongside my broadcast work I have extensive experience in corporate documentary, making films for people such as The Anthony Nolan Trust. You can see a selection of the films I made for them here:

    I am hugely passionate about documentary and would love to work with you.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Best regards,

    Simon Tatum
    07787 565804

    durul gur

    Dear Deepak

    Murray at The Location Guide suggest I contact you as I was recommended to him (and thus to you) by my coleague John Hay. I am a double Emmy winning director/DOP of commercials and documentaries with a number of international travel and tourism projects on my reel. I have worked extensively all over the world (including in India) and have recently shot and directed travel/tourism films in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia and in The Arctic.

    You can see my latest reel at:

    I’d be happy to send you my full CV and my full showreel by post if you’d like to see more. There is also further info on me at my website below.

    I hope to hear from you

    Best regards

    David Ward
    T: +44 (0)7976 724932

    Hi Deepak

    I am a freelancer and production company and have sent an email to your address.

    Lorne Guy

    Hi Deepak

    I am a freelancer and production company and have sent an email to your address.

    Lorne Guy

    Grant Clarke

    Hi Deepak,

    I have emailed you directly at the email address provided.

    Many thanks,

    Corinna Villari-McFarlane
    Third Eye Film Productions


    I’ve been twice shooting in India. My natural surroundings of work are the documentaries, docuseries and reports. I always have worked in these sorts that,I believe, are one of the best expressions to show what happens in the real life. My purpose is essentially, to explain stories of people through the camera, to show the world’s idiosyncrasy and anyway to understand LIFE, with its conflicts and virtues.
    I’ve been shooting in more than fourty countries, mainly in poor areas. I work great under pressure and have good organization and comunication skills. I am well accustomed to working as a one man band. Field production, sound and editing.
    At the beginning of my career, I alternated works as sound mixer and videographer. In the last years, I’ve been dedicating myself exclusively to the camera and to Documentaries’ direction. HD specialist.
    Fluent English, Italian & French speaking. Understand Portuguese perfectly. My native lenguage is Catalan & Spanish. I’m based in Barcelona, but ready to work arround the world.

    You can contact me by email: or by phone:
    +34 609361721
    Please, visit my website for more details:

    Thank you very much!

    Marc Martinez Sarrado

    Alison Smith

    not sure if you have found anyone as yet, but I would love to direct and DOP for the travel documentary. Having got twenty years of travel and documenting the most amazing places including my journey living with the Maasai I know that I can provide you with what you require. I have also directed for Trouble TV, and many small independent documentaries covering food festivals, to religious celemonies to wonderful cultures. I will request further details should I not be too late!
    Warm regards,
    beth newbery

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