Filming Documentaries Overseas

 Film Documentaries Overseas

Okay, so it should be noted that this podcast is being released a week after I actually recorded it since I’m currently in the ridiculously sunny and ridiculously humid climes of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico filming on Let’s Talk Coffee 2016. So while this may be a short blog write-up, the podcast is a really good one (if I do say so myself!). It draws upon my experiences producing documentary work overseas. Chock full o’ (hopefully!) helpful tidbits and recommendations.

Enjoy and let me know what you think…


Related Resources and Information

Check out behind-the-scenes of my film Journey to Kathmandu. Mentioned in the show, this is where my camera goes down.


The feature image for this show and for this page is a photograph that I took of my translator/fixer/friend, Phon Kaseka. This photograph was taken during the filming of Bombhunters, in the province of Mondulkiri, Cambodia. It won second place in the 2006 Oregonian Best of Travel Photos competition.


Music From The Show

Original score from Journey to Kathmandu by composers Samuel Ross and Jared Jensen.

Unique Child by Huoy Meas

Dont Think I’ve Forgotten by Sinn Sisamouth



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Host and TDL Founder, Chris G Parkhurst

Chris is a documentary filmmaker and the founder and host of The Documentary Life, a platform which aims to inform and inspire documentary filmmakers from around the globe.


  1. Toni on 09/12/2017 at 10:01 AM

    Hi! I am beginning to take interest in documentary filmmaking and listening to your podcast gives me a push!! The invaluable lessons and advices you share from your experiences are gold! I am glad that Documentary Life podcast exist. She sells seashells by the seashore!!

    Thank you so much!!
    Subscribed and rated

    • thedocu5 on 09/12/2017 at 2:46 PM

      First off, Toni, thank you for the kind, thoughtful words. Much appreciative! It is people like you that keep me going on this show. It makes me very happy to know that I’m positively affecting someone’s documentary passion!! Secondly, congrats on delving into the documentary world. Can I ask if you’re currently working on ideas? Please let me know how I might serve you in the future. Thank you again for tuning in. Looking forward to having you aboard. 🙂

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