Pékin Express in Indonesia
Welcome to an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the electrifying TV show, Pékin Express, set to air on the 8th of February on M6. The ambitious project took us with Eccholine and Stéphane Rotenberg on a remarkable adventure across Indonesia's breathtaking landscapes, from the mystical shores of Bali to the volcanic vistas of Kawah Ijen, Bromo Volcano, Kampung Jodipan, Malang, and Surabaya in Java.
Why Pékin Express captivates audiences
Pékin Express stands out as a testament to human endurance, teamwork, and the spirit of adventure. It's not just a race across geographical milestones; it's a journey through cultural immersions, challenging terrains, and the raw beauty of human connections. The show's unique format, which pairs contestants in a race with minimal resources and maximum strategy, has captured the hearts of millions worldwide, making it a must-watch event on M6.
The role of a film fixer
Filming in exotic locales like Indonesia is no small feat. It requires meticulous planning, negotiation, and adherence to local laws and customs. Here's where the expertise of a fully licensed film fixer becomes invaluable. Legal Filming. With 14 shooting days, the project needed airtight coordination to ensure compliance with the Indonesian regulations. A film permit is not just a formality; it's a necessity for legal filming, safeguarding the project and the crew against potential legal issues. In addition to an underlying FIlm Permit by the Ministry of Education, Culture, research, and Technology covering the shooting locations all crew needed to be covered with a film visa dedicated to legally work and stay in Indonesia while production. Location Permits. Our journey through 41 mesmerizing locations demanded clearances from local authorities, police, and landowners. These permits are essential for filming on location, ensuring that the project respects local jurisdictions and community spaces. Logistical Mastery. Coordinating 81 traveling crew members from overseas and integrating 27 local crew from Bali Fixer required unparalleled logistical expertise. As the teams hitched, production headquarters traveled behind and in front to ensure that all scrips could be filmed as planned.
For more adventures to come
As we eagerly anticipate the airing of Pékin Express on M6 this February, let's take a moment to appreciate the colossal behind-the-scenes efforts. From legal compliance to logistical precision, the role of a fully licensed film fixer has been pivotal in bringing this extraordinary journey from Indonesia to screens across France. Stay tuned for an adventure that promises not just to entertain but to inspire. Huge thanks to the whole team and everyone who was part of it!