Sotho Tan – Managing Director
Sotho established Hanuman back in 1990, in the early days of tourism, having worked as one of the first tour guides in post-war Cambodia. Fluent in French and English, she oversaw the transformation of Hanuman into the success story it is today. She remains actively involved, looking after the French and European markets. Her passion is the arts and Hanuman Fine Arts is a showcase for the finest collection of artefacts in Cambodia. She is also the inspiration behind HanumanAlaya, Angkor’s Boutique Residence. Although not involved in Hanuman Films on a day-to-day basis, she continues to be involved as Managing Director of the Hanuman Group and works tirelessly to obtain filming permissions for major productions.
Kulikar Sotho – Line Producer
We have the most experienced Line Producer in Cambodia in the shape of our co-founder Kulikar Sotho. She has worked as Line Producer on Tomb Raider, the first major film to hit Cambodian shores for more than three decades, as well as countless television documentaries for BBC, Discovery and other leading channels, plus several globally important commercials. Kulikar can take care of all local arrangements in the Mekong region, working the logistics to suit your budget. She can facilitate all filming permissions, all accommodation and transport requirements, temporary import/re-export of equipment and assist with the recruitment of local staff for a variety of roles. Add to that her excellent contacts with leading members of the Cambodian government of all political affiliations and she is a one-woman team who can keep your production on course.
Nick Ray – Location Manager
After working as a journalist and tour leader, Nick hooked up with Lonely Planet in 1998 and has since worked on more than 30 guidebooks, including titles on Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. Our Location Scout Nick Ray also operates as a Location Manager for major productions. He and his team can manage locations all over the region, ensuring the unit gets the job done efficiently and effectively and that the authorities are happy with proceedings. This may be stating the obvious at popular locations in the West, but in the Mekong region, governments and local authorities are still somewhat sensitive about filming and the Location Manager needs to keep them on side throughout the shoot. Nick’s credits include Tomb Raider, Two Brothers, Top Gear Vietnam and countless documentaries for the BBC and National Geographic.
Robin Waldman – Production Manager
Southampton-born Robin Waldman joined Hanuman Films in the role of Production Manager after lecturing in Film and Television production at Don Bosco Technical School in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. Since joining, he has overseen productions for the BBC, Discovery Channel and Bergdorf Goodman. He also shoots and edits promotional videos for both Hanuman Films and Hanuman Travel which can be seen on Youtube. Robin was also the cameraman following Dutch celebrity ‘ Vivian Reijs’ on her fundraising tour to Cambodia on behalf of ‘Stop Kinderbrusmik’ which was shown on National Television in Holland. At the end of 2011 he was the Production manager for Hanuman Films' first co-produced feature film ‘Om Tuk’. Robin likes to spend his spare time with his young daughter Evie, practising his Khmer and following his beloved football team, the Saints.
Andy Brouwer – Production Consultant
Cheltenham-born and bred, he made his first trip to Cambodia in 1994. That white-knuckle ride hooked him for life. He upped sticks to Phnom Penh in 2007 after more than thirty years in banking back in the UK to join Hanuman. As well as having a serious interest in temples, books (he’s the editor of the guidebook To Cambodia With Love), and pretty much all things Khmer, he is a lifetime supporter of Leeds United and has an insatiable passion for the music of Steel Pulse and Ennio Morricone. His website www.andybrouwer.co.uk includes his widely-read daily blog. Andy has assisted numerous productions during their research and development phase and sometimes works on the ground with crews specialising in the performing arts. He worked with Winds of Angkor, the first major international musical to feature the Khmer Rouge period.
Pich Kimhean – Operations Manager
Kimhean has been with Hanuman for the past five years with responsibilities for transport, guides, contracts and daily operations. He spent all of his youth around the fishing communities on the Tonle Sap Lake, living in Kompong Khleang and Chong Kneas before moving south to complete his university studies in Phnom Penh and working for a Japanese travel company. He’s also had operational experience with the adventure company Intrepid. Kimhean often works on film projects to assist with logistical arrangements such as accommodation and transport.
Ouk Chan Bophay – Siem Reap Manager
Phnom Penh-born, Bophay joined Hanuman three years ago after working as a project manager for local NGOs in the child welfare and community development sectors. He’s responsible for daily operations in Siem Reap and enjoys playing his guitar when he can find a spare minute in his busy schedule. Bophay helps coordinate productions in Siem Reap, including hotel accommodation, transport and location permissions.
Trinh Tien Trung - Vietnam Fixer
Trung, aka TT, has worked as a fixer around Vietnam for the last five years, including many of our headline projects there such as the infamous Top Gear Vietnam Special, that saw Clarkson and Co travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi by motorbike. Originally a tour guide and adventure tour leader, TT harks from Halong Bay, one of the most striking locations in all of Vietnam, so if you need to arrange a karsting session then he is definitely your man. As well as looking after such celebrities as Charley Boorman on his By Any Means trip across the globe and Gordon Ramsay as part of his Gordon's Great Escapes show, he has gone into The Wild with Bear Grylls.When not on location with international film crews, TT runs one of the best loved bars in Saigon by the name of Le Pub in lively Pham Ngu Lao district.