Relying on someone else to translate your thoughts while in another country can sometimes lead to hilarious moments, moments you might not even realize are hilarious until months later when you’re going through your footage with a different translator and those strange answers and odd looks you kept getting from your interview subject suddenly makes sense. […]Read More Lost and wading through Translation
This final installment in our serial short film takes us on a rather hallucinatory journey through the final temple. Immortalized by the Tomb Raider films, Ta Prohm is an atmospheric, tumble-down wonder that can only be reached via a half-mile pathway through thick jungle. Stax wanted to get across our total exhaustion, with sweltering 100 […]Read More Ta Prohm (3 Temples, Part III)
Continued from Part II: After we attended the practice wedding in Oncesti, we sat down over coffee with our unofficial fixer, Bud. Bud told us there would be a traditional wedding in the village of Budesti the next weekend, and that he would even be bringing Japanese tourists there to catch the festivities. (Japanese tourism […]Read More Wedding Crashers, Part III: Maramures, Romania
At long last the Kickstarter campaign to fund “I Do: A Wedding of Cultures” is live! We’re pretty excited if you can’t tell. We have 30 days to get backed to the tune of $7000 for the web series. Check out our Kickstarter Video below: https://vimeo.com/132988361 Or if you’re having trouble with the Vimeo player […]Read More VIDEO: OUR KICKSTARTER PAGE IS LIVE (HUZZAH!)
I’m quite sure that there is a fascinating cultural or folkloric root for these New Year shenanigans somewhere in the mists of Cambodian history.
But you can be sure that Beej is not contemplating this academically as he brakes, weaves, and struggles to avoid hitting these youths who seem mysteriously determined to be hit by somebody.
by Beej. The Battambang tourist clinic is casual to say the least. The woman at the outdoor check-in counter is about to leave for the day as we pull up to the window on our scraped-up motorbike, which held up fine on our 25km journey back from the crash site. The woman kindly sticks around […]Read More Battambang, Cambodia – The “Tourist Clinic”
Continued from the last post Now, there’s nothing to do but try to retrace my route from last night. The neighborhood appear to be stirring even at this early hour, but still I feel bad about the motorbike noise. I buzz through a narrow gap between two concrete slabs – probably not more than a […]Read More Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Getting to the Wedding Part III!
by Beej We race through the steadily brightening pre-dawn of Phnom Penh on our rented scooter, en route to a meeting with our translator and all-around guardian angel, Seiha Kong. Most of the mainly one and two story buildings of the city still huddle in darkness, though a few auto shop lights are winking on […]Read More Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Getting to the Wedding, Part II
The security guard raises his foot, holds down the start button and stomps down for the umpteenth time on the choke lever of our scooter. The taillight weakly flickers. The engine emits a strangled chug. Then, silence. It’s 4 a.m. on our second day of shooting, we need to get all the way across Phnom […]Read More Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Getting to The Wedding
21/3/2014 Hello Misadventurists. Part II of the Hong Kong highlights. HONG KONG – FROM THE CENTRAL MIDLEVELS TO THE PEAK It’s basically one giant, mile long outdoor escalator. That’s what we discover when we set foot on the Central Mid-Levels, which carries vertical commuters straight up (and down) one of the steepest hills in Central […]Read More Hong Kong :From the Central Midlevels to the Peak