Sotho established Hanuman back in 1990, in the early days of tourism, having worked as one of the first tour guides in post-war Cambodia. Fluent in French and English, she oversaw the transformation of Hanuman into the success story it is today. She remains actively involved, looking after the French and European markets. Her passion is the arts and Hanuman Fine Arts is a showcase for the finest collection of artefacts in Cambodia. She is also the inspiration behind Montra Nivesha, Angkor’s Boutique Residence. Although not involved in Hanuman Films on a day-to-day basis, she continues to be involved as Managing Director of the Hanuman Group and works tirelessly to obtain filming permissions for major productions.
Director, Producer, Line Producer
Kulikar is the Director of ‘The Last Reel’, a multi award-winning Khmer-language feature film released in 2014, and the 2016 feature, Beyond The Bridge. She produced the award-winning ‘Ruin’, which won the special Orizzonti prize at the Bienniale Venice Film Festival, and as one of the most experienced Line Producers in Cambodia, worked on feature films ‘Tomb Raider’ and ‘Wish You Were Here’. She has also coordinated countless television documentaries for BBC, Discovery, Nat Geo and other leading channels, plus several globally important commercials. Kulikar can facilitate all filming permissions, all accommodation and transport requirements, temporary import/re-export of equipment and assist with the recruitment of local crew. Add to that her excellent contacts with leading politicians and filmmakers in the region and she can keep your production on course.
Location Scout, Location Manager, Line Producer
Nick has worked in film and television in the Mekong region for 15 years. Nick first came to Cambodia on assignment with Lonely Planet back in 1998 and has since worked on more than 40 guidebooks, including country titles like Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. Our Location Scout Nick also operates as a Location Manager for major productions. He and his team can manage locations all over the region, ensuring the unit gets the job done efficiently and effectively and that the authorities are happy with proceedings. Nick has also worked as Line Producer on a number of regional shoots for the BBC, including the Top Gear Vietnam episode. More recently he has been directing travel shorts for Lonely Planet. Nick’s credits include Tomb Raider, Two Brothers, Wish You Were Here and The Last Reel, all feature films on which he worked as Location Manager.
Lloyd Levin is the producer of Watchmen, Green Zone, United 93, Hellboy 1 & 2, Boogie Nights and Tomb Raider 1 & 2 as well as many other films. He executive produced Die Hard 2 and was the associate producer on Die Hard. He’s now heavily involved in producing for television as well as film, and in 2011 formed Foundry Comics in order to develop comics that will eventually be the basis of movies and television. He visited Cambodia for the first time during the production of Tomb Raider and has retained close ties to the country and Hanuman Films, where he is a Producer. He just served as Executive Producer on Hanuman’s The Last Reel and is looking forward to producing more films in Cambodia.
Cheltenham-born and bred, he made his first trip to Cambodia in 1994. That white-knuckle ride hooked him for life. He upped sticks to Phnom Penh in 2007 after more than thirty years in banking back in the UK to join Hanuman. As well as having a serious interest in temples, books (he’s the editor of the guidebook To Cambodia With Love), and pretty much all things Khmer, he is a lifetime supporter of Leeds United and has an insatiable passion for the music of Steel Pulse and Ennio Morricone. His website www.andybrouwer.co.uk includes his widely-read daily blog. Andy has assisted numerous productions during their research and development phase and sometimes works on the ground with crews specialising in the performing arts. He worked with Winds of Angkor, the first major international musical to feature the Khmer Rouge period.
Director of Photography
Morgan, who hails from the north of France, is a videographer and graphic designer who has worked at Le Petit Journal Cambodge, directed three short films for the Glass Museum in France, and made two videos about the Royal Ballet of Cambodia. He joined us in early 2018 and states; ”I wish to create emotion with the beauty of the world, through the lens of the camera.”
Trinh Tien Trung
Trung, aka TT, has worked as a fixer around Vietnam for the last five years, including many of our headline projects there such as the infamous Top Gear Vietnam Special, that saw Clarkson and Co travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi by motorbike. Originally a tour guide and adventure tour leader, TT harks from Halong Bay, one of the most striking locations in all of Vietnam, so if you need to arrange a karsting session then he is definitely your man. As well as looking after such celebrities as Charley Boorman on his By Any Means trip across the globe and Gordon Ramsay as part of his Gordon’s Great Escapes show, he has gone into The Wild with Bear Grylls.When not on location with international film crews, TT runs one of the best loved bars in Saigon by the name of Le Pub in lively Pham Ngu Lao district.