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Gumar Films

02 February, 2020 – 02 February, 2020

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Maiden Kontor (NEPAL: THE REALM OF SINGING BOWLS)
Project Overview

The Realm of Singing Bowls

Filming in Nepal for The Realm of Singing bowl, a documentary film about the traditional Singing bowls was successfully completed by our team of fixers. This project was to promote the singing bowls by telling the story of origin and its uses. Cordula from Maiden Kontor wanted to complete this project under 18 days of filming. The pre-production started with location scouting and research. We were extensively focused about finding the true origin behind the sacred Tibetan Singing Bowls.

The task was quite impossible as there were very few producers left who made genuine singing bowls. Especially, the Full Moon Singing Bowls. In the process of research we came across Santa Ratna Shakya, a traditional Singing Bowl Manufacturer and a Healer. He is considered the Idol in the spiritual healing sector. With further research, we got to understand the spiritual value of the singing bowls which originates in Nepal. How it can help develop a child from early fetus stage. We carried deep healing process, filming it throughout.

Fixer task was to assist the production crew in the scheduling and transportation. Time was of essence, the crew required to film the production process of the Singing Bowl, where handmade singing bowls took hours of hammering and forging. It required undivided attention to film the process as a skip in the process of forging could miss out the very essence of the film. Challenges were there, but so were the enjoyment of success.

Team Members

  • CORDULA STADTER:
    Producer/ Director
  • JAKOB STARK:
    DOP/ Cinematographer
  • SIMON HUECKSTAEDT:

    Sound Engineer

  • MAIDEN KONTOR:

    Production House

  • K.T.M. FILMS:

    Commissioner

Works Carried Out

  • Videography

  • Photography
  • Research and Planning
  • Production Design
  • Location Scout

  • Equipment Rental

  • Custom Clearance

partners & authorities

Maiden Kontor (NEPAL: THE REALM OF SINGING BOWLS)
Maiden Kontor (NEPAL: THE REALM OF SINGING BOWLS)
Maiden Kontor (NEPAL: THE REALM OF SINGING BOWLS)
Maiden Kontor (NEPAL: THE REALM OF SINGING BOWLS)
Maiden Kontor (NEPAL: THE REALM OF SINGING BOWLS)
Our Approach

Cordula told us that they are looking for reliable sources to plan their project. We had to give our best.

Cordula told us that they are looking for reliable sources to plan their project. We had to give our best. Fixing can be a challenging task in Nepal. As an underdeveloped country, finding profiles and connecting with them is the primary challenge. For filmmakers coming in for any kind of project, it is our responsibility to co-op with the locals and be a bridge in between. Interpretation of this story meant a lot in the sense of film industry in Nepal and also the overall representation of the country.

Project Objectives

  • Permits

    Civil Aviation Authority,
    Nepal Army,
    Local Level Govt.
    MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS
    Applying for drone permit in Nepal for aerial filming can be oftentimes confusing. Himalayan Fixer works with the best drone operators and having updated knowledge in the UAV law helps foreign filmmakers to smoothly run the project. Fixer can register the drone permits in less time, saving time and effort or risk while bringing drones
  • Logistics & Custom

    Himalayan Dreams Travel,
    Himalayan Helicopters,
    Hotel Yak & Yeti
    With access to best Travel Agencies in Nepal, Himalayan Fixer holds access to luxurious transportation with film experienced drivers and pilots. Whether it be up in the mountains or down plains, the fixer will manage vans, buses, helicopters and flights to any desired destination.
  • Production Support,
    Equipment,
    Transcribe

    Three MM Films Pvt. Ltd
    Himalayan Fixer takes care of all the filming permit in Nepal from application to processing. Himalayan Fixer processes the documents through right channels and government agencies. The fixer helps you prepare the documents required for the permit application. Getting beyond red tape is what fixer specializes in while applying for filming permit in Nepal.
  • Fixers- Local Coordinators,
    Location,
    Translation

    Ashok Pahari
    With access to local fixers and journalists in every corner of Nepal, Himalayn Fixer has access to the network throughout. For location scouting to local logistics and research, Himalayan Fixer can appoint locally. Fixers specializing in Documentary, Short Films, Investigation, news, etc. are easily accessible through us.
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