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TV AND FILM CREWS IN HIGH-RISK LOCATIONS TURN TO SECRET COMPASS
Industry: Expeditions       

Filmmakers organising shoots in remote, wild and high-risk areas are increasingly turning to the expert support services of expedition and adventure travel company, Secret Compass.

(TRAVPR.COM) UK - November 27th, 2013 - Filmmakers organising shoots in remote, wild and high-risk areas are increasingly turning to the expert support services of expedition and adventure travel company, Secret Compass.

With its military background, Secret Compass is adept at planning projects in extreme climates and terrains – and is trusted to keep household names safe in wild locations.

TV producer Josh Pitt, of Passion Planet, worked with them in Africa. He said, “Secret Compass had a fantastic understanding of the cultural, logistical, risk analysis, financial and editorial requirements of the shoot.”

Hetty Horton, Secret Compass’s film and TV expert, said, “Working on programs destined for Animal Planet and the BBC, we’ve safely taken George Clooney to South Sudan, Kate Humble to Afghanistan, and Ben Fogle and James Cracknell into Oman’s Empty Quarter.”

The new SecretcompassTV Twitter has just received a message from renowned UK presenter Kate Humble, describing her experience with Secret Compass in Afghanistan as ‘marvellous’.

Industry professional, Roger Chapman, said, “After working as a documentary cameraman for 25 years in some of the most remote places in the world, I was delighted with the knowledgeable service and excellent support from the team at Secret Compass for my latest expedition to the Sudan.” For further testimonials, visit the Secret Compass website.

Secret Compass’s up-to-date and on-the-ground experience in the world’s wildest places – gained through its commercial expedition arm – allows it to offer location-specific expertise, globally. From a simple pre-production medical assessment to comprehensive in-country support managed by a UK-based ops room, any level of collaboration is possible. 

Pre-production services include:

·            Expert training

·            Risk management

·            Location planning and assessment

·            Medical consultancy and support

In-country services include:

·            Guides and fixers

·            Safety and security plans

·            Emergency support

·            Specialist consultants

In 2014, Secret Compass will provide in-country support services to October Films in Africa, as they work on a major Channel 4 documentary series following Secret Compass founder Levison Wood FRGS as he aims to become the first person to walk the length of the Nile from Rwanda to Egypt.

Visit our website for further information about Secret Compass Film and TV, including recent credits and testimonials, and our film and TV media kit. 

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NOTES TO EDITORS
Secret Compass is a pioneering expedition company creating world-first experiences for teams of like-minded adventurers. Through group and bespoke adventures, Secret Compass helps each team member achieve the extraordinary in the world’s wildest places. Founded by ex-British Army Parachute Regiment officers, its expeditions reach the planet’s most remote regions in the spirit of exploration’s earliest pioneers. Its highly trained professionals deliver well-planned and safe experiences, while encouraging daring leaps out of comfort zones. Secret Compass is passionate about returning tourism to post-conflict zones and emerging economies to stimulate local development and challenge preconceptions.

Specialist Film and TV services
Secret Compass also takes film crews, journalists and photographers to remote and previously inaccessible areas thanks to its unrivalled location management expertise. Clients to date include the BBC, National Geographic, Animal Planet and Channel 4, in countries from Afghanistan to Uzbekistan.

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