Buddhist monk, Indochina
Colonial architecture, Indochina
Ethnic Minorities Indochina
Historic temples, Indochina
Local transport, Indochina
Mekong River, Indochina
Monks at waterfall, Indochina
Rural Landscape, Indochina
Tropical Beach, Indochina
Wat Sisaket, Indochina
Finding the right locations and managing them successfully is a fine art in the Mekong region. Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam were for long periods effectively closed off to the outside world and have only thrown open their doors to visitors in the past decade. Many locations remain unknown and undiscovered by international film-makers, but are easily the equal of their celebrated counterparts in the Philippines and Thailand.
As there are so many incredible locations throughout the Mekong region, it takes time and experience to be able to recommend the right places to scout for your production. Here at Hanuman Films, our Locations Director Nick Ray has put more miles in than most around the region and has a keen eye for marrying the right locations with the right productions. As well as a detailed working knowledge of leading locations such as the temples of Angkor in Cambodia, the natural wonders of Halong Bay in Vietnam or Luang Prabang in Laos, and great Asian cities from Phnom Penh to Saigon, Nick has also ventured far into the interior, delving much deeper into a country to hit the spot. He has clocked up hundreds of days on the road in the region, working on six editions of Lonely Planet’s South-East Asia on a Shoestring, six editions of Cambodia, four editions of Vietnam and three editions of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. In the world of film, he has notched up dozens of major scouts for film and television and knows the Mekong region like the back of his hand.
Hanuman Films enjoys a close working relationship with the local authorities in the Mekong region, which is an essential part of ensuring a smooth shoot. From building a full-scale floating village on the royal pond at Angkor Wat for the making of Tomb Raider through to exploring Halong Bay by amphibious motorbike for the Top Gear Vietnam special, Hanuman Films has the right relationships to make the impossible possible. We have cultivated these connections over a long period of time living and working in the region and can bring them to bear in ensuring a successful shoot.
The images shown here are a fraction of our collection. We have extensive video and photographic archives available for pre-production and pre-scouting research. Please contact us if you need specific locations or more extensive reference and we can provide this for your production team.