EPM Asia Ltd
703 Beautiful Group Tower
77 Connaught Road, Central
Hong Kong

香港 中環 干諾道中77號
標華豐集團大廈11樓703 室

Email: steven.epm@gmail.com
Telephone: +852 6992 2571
Skype: draxballantyne

Linkedin profile: www.linkedin.com

EPM Asia Ltd
Pre-production & Production management across Asia
Hong Kong – China – Philippines – Papua New Guinea
To discuss your next Asia based production email: steven.epm@gmail.com

EPM Asia is a professional factual TV Production Logistics Service with bases in Hong Kong, Shanghai and the Philippines, providing a specialist service supporting productions to film in some of the remotest locations across Asia.

With extensive experience of TV production logistics, planning and legal support in Pacific, Central and East Asia, MD Steven Ballantyne ( FRGS) and his local teams will provide a trusted and dedicated bespoke service for your production.

EPM is highly regarded by NHN wildlife film professionals, and recent projects have included BLP's Disneynature 'Born in China' and Tigress Productions  BBC Two series 'Birds of Paradise; The Ultimate Quest'.

Designed with Confidence | Developed with Passion | Managed with Knowledge | Lead with Experience

Established by Location Producer and Field Director Steven Ballantyne in 2007, EPM has expanded over recent years to meet the growing needs of their blue chip production clients and in 2016 launched a dedicated office in China head-up by Mr. Weiyi Feng – “ China is the ultimate filming destination with an amazing array of landscapes, cultures and wildlife”

EPM provides a comprehensive production management service, including:

  • Factual, Reality, Documentary/ & Wildlife film Production Management Service 
  • Field Director/Location Producer
  • Location Scouting and Location Management
  • Local and Tribal Negotiation
  • Comprehensive Production Management service
  • Aerial filming (China and across Asia)
  • Remote location access (Tibet, Mongolia, across Asia)
  • Permits and Permissions – Local and Goverement
  • Logistic Development, Planning and Management
  • Threat Assessment, Risk Assessment and Health and Safety Evaluation.
  • Service Contract Negotiation
  • Manage all production requirements in line with producer and production schedules
  • Research, Content Development and Interview Management
  • Pitch and Bid Development/Support
  • Budget, Payment Planning and Petty Cash Management
  • Field Logistics and camp management

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Where we have worked & just a few of our most recent productions

China, Tibet, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Micronesia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Fiji, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Taiwan ...

  • January 2017 – March 2017 – Location Producer
    National Geogrpahic ‘One Strange Rock’ – Hong Kong Sequence
    Produced by: Nutopia
    Series Producer: Nick Stacey
     
  • August 2016 – October 2016 – Location producer
    8 x Eps Bear Grylls China
    Betty Productions in association with CICC
    Series Producer: Nick O’Meally
     
  • May 2016 – January 2017
    BBC NHU ‘Rituals’ – Location Manager & Remote Location Logistis Management
    Papua New Guinea – ‘Male initiation’ Sequence
    Series Producer: Tuppence Stone – Producer: Simon Bell
     
  • September 2015 – April 2016: Location Producer and Logistics management
    BBC NHU ‘MOUNTAINS’ – China Snub Nose Monkey Sequence & Tibet Altitude Snake
    Series Producer: Steve Greenwood – PM: Lynne Youle
     
  • 2014 – 2015: Field Director and Logistics/location Manager – DISNEY NATURE ‘BORN IN CHINA’
    (snow leopard & Chiru Antelope sequeces)
    ‘Born in China’ – Wildlife film produced by Brian Leith Productions for Disney Nature
    Exec producers: Brian Leith & Phil ChapmanLocation: China/Tibet
    Shoot periods: 2014 - June/July, Aug/Sep, Nov/Dec.2015 – Feb/June (120 day’s on location)
    Ref: Mandy Leith – mandy@brianleith.tv
    nature.disney.com/born-in-china

What clients have said about EPM Asia

“The team at Brian Leith Productions wish Steven Ballantyne and EPM ongoing success at their new Shanghai base.  We have worked closely with Steven over the last couple of years on our wildlife feature film Born in China for Disneynature.  Steven managed several extremely challenging and very lengthy remote location shoots in a thoroughly professional and impressive manner. 

"Steven is very conscientious, safe and level headed.  He is a kind and respectful individual, and we would have no hesitation recommending Steven and EPM’s services to other producers.  We are looking forward to working with them again next time we film that part of the world.”

Mandy Leith, Managing Director, BLP
March 2016

"Dropping an individual on a deserted island in a very remote location for 60 days was a challenge and one that we could only consider knowing we had the confidence and expertise of someone like Steven.  He was the production’s first point of contact in case of any issues, emergency or otherwise.  The relationships he built with the local islanders and suppliers, and the clear and concise communication he afforded us was invaluable to the project, especially with the production team based back in the UK.  His reliability, efficiency and unwavering support enabled us to feel that our talent and the project were in very safe hands.  We’d love to work with Steven again and would highly recommend him to any production."

Jo Lethbridge, Production Manager – “Naked and Marooned with Ed Stafford”
Tigress Productions Ltd

"Steven Ballantyne is an excellent location producer. He can deal with people from other cultures with great tact and can sense the smallest conflicts in the field and get them out of the way with his empathy and professionally.

"As a field director he is able to fully understand a cameraman's aims and mentality, which results in great teamwork. 
Moreover he is enduring and can deal with tough conditions."

Rolf Steinmann (Emmy Nominated Wildlife Cameraman)

"Steven has been involved in two of our most challenging locations in China to date, and we’re extremely pleased that he is continuing to work with us through the project in 2015 to give us the consistency of his immense location management skills. Steven thrives in challenging and remote locations, and has a talent for building relationships with the local communities and crew, which ensures that we get the best out of all the teams. His maturity, calmness and experience have got our project through at least one emergency situation.  He is unwavering in his clear communications, and has a rare talent of being very detailed and accurate with reporting location budgets – an invaluable skill for any Production Manager to have in a crew member!"

Linda Stephens, Production Manager, Born in China, Disney Nature

News

Solomon Islans
November 2017

EPM Asia add's the Solomon Islands to there list of countries to film - with two productions scheduled for the Solomon is 2018 the islands and there diverse range  cultures, ecoregions and marine/land wildlife are becoming increasing popular as a filming location.

Wildlife shoots in Mongolia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, China and Soloman Islands
October 2017

It has been a busy summer for the EPM teams managing locations and Wildlife shoots in Mongolia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, China and Soloman Islands.  We've recently expanded the EPM team in the Philippines and created a central hub to manage all our productions in the Pacific region - PNG & Philippines continues to be a growing area of work and through our recent changes we can now provide our production clients with a cost effective and more efficient location and production management service along side EPM's teams in Hong Kong and China EPM provides a one stop shop/fee structure to support multiple location shoots across China and Asia.