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Bananas in China

I returned to Bangkok very late last night after 9 days of filming in southern China… Although shooting in China certainly presented some challenges, I was luckily working with my good friend and MONDO BANANA’s Chinese Associate Producer, Yixuan Wu, … Continue reading

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Shadow-puppets & other banana adventures in Nakhon Sri Thammarat

I arrived back in Bangkok at 4am this morning after a fantastic weekend of filming in Nakhon Sri Thammarat. Aside from being slightly “worked-over” from taking two 12-hour bus rides in a span of three days, I’m really excited by … Continue reading

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MONDO BANANA campaign a success on Kickstarter!

MONDO BANANA has succeeded with its fundraising campaign on Kickstarter! When the August 10 deadline rolled around, the documentary was 105% funded – which means the upcoming banana shoots are “on” and the film’s production will be completed this Fall! … Continue reading

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Recent press for MONDO BANANA

The past few weeks have seen more press coverage for the MONDO BANANA documentary. I was interviewed about the film for the August 1st episode of Bangkok Podcast. To hear the interview, click the following link. The banana interview is … Continue reading

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A bit more about banana-leaf art in Thailand

Get updates by RSS To take a break from translating and transcribing interviews, I wanted to share a few more photos from our shoots about banana-leaf art in Thailand. The photo to the right shows detail of a “Bai Sri” … Continue reading

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MONDO BANANA on Kickstarter and Banana Leaf Art

In order to raise funds for the completion of MONDO BANANA’s production, we’ve launched a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter. Please visit the Kickstarter project page to find out how you can help us finish the film!! Just click on this … Continue reading

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Peeling away banana mysteries in Malaysia

We’ve just finished up a fantastic week-long shoot in Malaysia – where a world famous exorcist, Hindu priests, an expert on Malaysian folklore, tribal people, and a paranormal investigator all joined in the MONDO BANANA documentary to shed new light … Continue reading

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Back to India for a lesson in Bengali banana cuisine!

A 2-day freelance filming gig in Kolkata last weekend allowed for an awesome (and unexpected) MONDO BANANA shoot! Kolkata, a.k.a. Calcutta and the “City of Joy”, is situated in West Bengal – a region rich in bananas. Traditional Bengali cuisine … Continue reading

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Return from India, with press coverage!

It’s back to Bangkok after a week-long MONDO BANANA shoot in Northern India. During the jam-packed journey, we filmed the manic markets of New Delhi and in the gorgeous Himalayan town of Shimla. Despite the chilly weather, bananas (and monkeys) … Continue reading

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MONDO BANANA update

MONDO BANANA is a documentary about bananas. Whisking the viewer off on an international journey, from Helsinki to New Delhi to Guangzhou, the film explores the personal, cultural, and environmental importance of one of the world’s favorite fruits. Featuring an … Continue reading

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