How To Book
Here are the simple steps to booking a Filmmaker Abroad Experience. We understand everyone has different needs and expectations so we've tried to make this process as bespoke as the trips themselves. Please note that we do not offer internships or attachments, respectfully please do not ask. There is a fee charged for all trips - we endeavour to keep the cost as low as possible. Our objectives are to share the subtle craft of documentary making (the world needs more storytellers) and to leave a positive impact on the places we visit. For that reason a percentage of your fee goes to a charitable cause who operates at or near the destination, whereever that may be.
The steps below are for more bespoke trips. If you are booking for the the 2019 Uganda experience simply click on the link below or go to the enquiry page.
1. Review our Website
We recommend taking the time to review our website, in particular the itineraries. You'll see that some have fixed departure dates. This is because the itineraries are timed to coincide with festivals, mardi gras etc. Some are seasonal, and others are available anytime (we just need to work out a price based on the size of the group). Hopefully this will get you thinking about the sort of filmmaking or photography experience that you are looking for.
You'll probably belong to one of two groups; those who want to learn how to make a film, and those who want us to make a film of their travel experience. There are those in this second group who want to feature in their film as presenter/host. And what a fantastic way to remember your time in, say, the Galapagos, featuring in your own natural history film - where we do all the work, researching, filming and editing the project for you.
2. Contact Filmmaker Abroad
You have the choice to either make contact by Phone +61 (0) 414 659 579 or by our enquiry form.
From experience we find that direct contact via the phone helps us gather information more efficiently. You'll likely speak to one of the mentors for the trip you intend taking so it's never too soon to form a close working relationship with the person who will help you make a film, or make a film about your experience.
3. The Design Phase
Once we have received your initial enquiry by phone or email, we will begin considering your specific requirements for your journey including your travel dates, number of people in your party, areas of interest and style of travel.
Once we have all the information that we require from you, we will craft a document tailored to your wants and wishes and send it to you for review. Changes can be made, issues clarified. At the end of this phase......
4. Personal Itinerary
You will receive a copy of your personal itinerary in a full colour PDF format. Please take the time to read through your itinerary. We are more than happy to answer any questions or comments you may have about your travel experience. If your itinerary requires some refining we are happy to do so, of course.
5. Confirming Your Arrangements
In order to confirm your travel arrangements we will send you an invoice for 20% deposit payment of the total trip cost (unless advised otherwise). Once we have received deposit payment we will secure all arrangements for your journey.
6. Final Payment
The balance of your trip payment is required 60 days prior to travel (unless advised otherwise).
7. On "Location"
On arrival at your first destination (your port of arrival) you will be met by your transfer and taken to join the other participants.
Upon completion of your experience we will send you a feedback form to complete. We value your feedback and use the information you provide to continue to improve our unique travel experience.