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