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Gumar Films

18 May, 2022 – 22 May, 2022
“The Project was completed with perfection with the help of Himalayan Fixer in Nepal.”
STIHL (Nature Documentary)
Project Overview

STIHL (Nature Documentary)

This was Himalayan Fixer’s first project in Bhadrapur as a Local Fixer in collaboration with Threemm Films as the Local Production Company and Smaragd Media taking the lead in the overall Production.

STIHL, one of the largest chainsaw manufacturers in the world, needed stories about the community forests worldwide including Nepal. They wanted to showcase a film about the community forest in Nepal in their newly built world museum in Munich, Germany.

Carlos Andreas Jorzick, the head of production from Smaragd Media contacted Himalayan Fixer in Nepal asking for the production support services required to successfully film the story in Jalthal, Jhapa.

The five days project involved traveling to the eastern part of Nepal and filming the community forest of Jhalthal, Jhapa. As the initial preparation was done a month prior, the project was completed smoothly. There were few challenges that this project posed since it involved a sudden location scouting where the fixer in Nepal had to change plans and confirm new accommodation for the crew. However, it was made sure that the client’s requirements were met.

Team Members

  • Gunther Willinger:

    Forest Expert & Journalist

  • Andreas Carlos Jorczik:

    Production Head

  • Bastian Vangierdegom:

    Director & Drone Operator

  • Ashok Pahari:
    Fixer & Local Producer
  • Sascha L. Buma:

    Cinematographer/ DOP

  • Florian Vangierdegom:

    Photographer

  • Cornelius Benedict Eiler:

    Location Sound Recordist

  • Threemm Films:

    Local Production Company

Works Carried Out

  • On Location Translation

  • Production Support

  • Permit Application

  • Custom Clearance

  • Recce & Location Scouting

  • Transportation

  • Accommodation

  • Fixer

partners & authorities

STIHL (Nature Documentary)
STIHL (Nature Documentary)
STIHL (Nature Documentary)
STIHL (Nature Documentary)
Our Approach

Himalayan Fixer, with the help of Threemm Films team, arranged all the necessary documents for the permit application and other logistics.

Initially, Himalayan Fixer was contacted by Carlos Andreas Jorczik who had informed himalyan fixer about the upcoming shoot to happen in Nepal and required assistance of a fixer in Nepal. The inquiry was made two months before the shoot date and the fixer in Nepal had to apply for national filming permit, drone permit and manage accommodation and transportation facilities for the crew traveling for filming in Nepal in the next two months.

Himalayan Fixer, with the help of Threemm Films team, arranged all the necessary documents for the permit application and other logistics. A production company based in Nepal is needed to apply for Filming Permit in Nepal, hence, Threemm Films was the local production company hired to fulfil this task. All the preparations were made in advance and had minimum to no chance of failure.

However, a slight challenge had arisen for the fixer in Nepal. The accommodation made at Birtamode, Jhapa had been canceled without informing beforehand. This came into the attention of the the fixer in Nepal two weeks prior to the crew’s arrival in Nepal. With the help of Threemm Film’s Team, the fixer immediately traveled to Birtamod the same day. Upon reaching Birtamod, the immediate action then taken was to assess and confirm a hotel for the shooting period. After the confirmation, the team returned to Kathmandu.

Upon the crew’s arrival, the team immediately headed for Birtamod, and reached the hotel. The next three days was critical and plans were made in place to smoothly complete the filming project. Extra caution was taken in terms of food and water.

The final day came as a challenge due to the uncertainty in flight timings. However, luckily the flight was on time and the crew were able to successfully complete custom clearance before their flight back to Munich. The documentary shoot of the community forest of Jalthal was completed successfully by Himalayan Fixer in Nepal backed by Threemm Films as the local production company support.

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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