A popular show on the Discovery Channel, the Naked & Afraid team travelled to Cambodia with Hanuman to shoot an episode in January 2014.
Working with Renegade 83 Productions, Hanuman coordinated all the scouting for this shoot and selected the final remote location for the contestants to survive. After initial consideration of jungle areas as varied as Mondulkiri, Bokor and Chi Phat, we eventually settled on a remote location in Koh Kong Province about 45 minutes upriver from Koh Kong town. This ensured the crew had a convenient logistical base while the talent could still be dropped in a very remote jungle area with no human contact. The three-week shoot started in the middle of January with the two contestants being dropped in the jungle. Hanuman Films provided a large support team for this shoot, led by our Fixer Vutha, which included two medics, two runners and several boat drivers to get the crew in and out of the remote location. While some of the crew had to get naked for this shoot, it was clear they didn’t need to be afraid with Hanuman running the shoot.
Naked & Afraid continues nearly a decade and a half of film production support here at Hanuman that puts other travel companies in the shade. Film highlights include Tomb Raider, Two Brothers, Wish You Were Here and The Last Reel. Commercials include big names like Pepsi, Heineken, Cisco, TUI, Dragonair and Toms Shoes. On the television side of things, we looked after Top Gear back when they first shot a Christmas special in this region in Vietnam in 2008 and have worked with celebrities from Gordon Ramsay to Charley Boorman. Shows coming up in the next few months include the popular River Monsters with Jeremy Wade.
Hanuman has often created innovative itineraries on the back of its long film and television experience. Culinary immersions inspired by Gordon Ramsay, motorcycle adventures following in the footsteps of Charley Boorman and Beach Safaris where Samantha Brown once camped in Ream National Park. Will we be offering a Naked & Afraid themed trip in the near future? The naturist market is pretty big in Europe, but we are not sure Cambodia is ready for this kind of exposure just yet. But if anyone wants a survival experience in the jungle as part of an authentic adventure or a team-building exercise, then we can arrange this. Just remember to pack your underwear as we are afraid that Cambodia isn’t ready for naked just yet.