How It All Began
Yuta and Mick O'Shea
It all began when award winning film maker, Author and internationally renowned adventurer Mick O’Shea travelled mainland South East Asia extensively in the late 1990’s attempting to quench his thirst for adventure, wildlife encounters and exotic cultures. By 1999, Mick was managing operations in peninsular Malaysia for Tracks Outdoor BHD, where, among other responsibilities he fixed Adventure and Extreme Sports film shoots in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Laos.
By 2000 Mick had established his own company ‘Wildside Asia’, which soon emerged as one of Indochina’s leading Outdoors operators with 6 branch offices and over 40 staff. For film makers who preferred to venture beyond the capital cities of Southeast Asia, Wildside was a natural Film Fixing partner with the network, contacts, skills and resources at hand to efficiently and effectively get things done throughout the region.
“Mick and his team have been invaluable assets to the productions on which we have collaborated. They always start with the outlook that nothing is impossible, which is essential for ambitious and ground breaking productions”
"Nicholas Head, Series Producer – Primal Survivor (Nat Geo), Fishing Impossible (ITV) "
By 2003 Mick was engaged to Yuta O’Shea, a highly qualified logistics and hospitality specialist and together they continued developing 'Wildside Expeditions' as film fixing gradually emerged as a major arm of the company.
In 2004 Mick undertook the historic first complete exploration and navigation of the 4909 Kilometer Mekong River Mainstream from source to sea. He succeeded while simultaneously producing and co directing the multi award winning environmental film ‘Mekong, Exploring the Mother of Waters’. The film was shot in 6 countries over the course of the 142 day expedition and was followed by Mick’s Book ‘In the Naga’s Wake’, published in several languages.
In 2006, Mick was awarded Scoop Magazine's, 'Inspirational Young West Australian of the Year' award and an expedition he designed and led was selected as National Geographic Traveler Magazine Editors Choice for: 'Best Trip in the World 2006'
Mick and Yuta’s outstanding reputation as film fixers is such that between 2007 to 2018 they decided it wasn’t necessary to maintain a web presence, since they were busy enough with word of mouth recommendations from their happy clients. They proceeded to successfully fix over 100 shoots and to build a team and a network of film fixing resources that is second to none in the region.
Finally, in May 2018 with a growing support team of skilled fixers under their guidance, they decided it was time to re-establish a web presence so that clients old and new could find them easier and the websites Film Fixers Thailand, Film Fixers Laos and Film Fixers Cambodia Film Fixers Malaysia, Film Fixers Myanmar and Film Fixers Mekong were established.
If you would like to work with some of the most experienced and professional film fixers in the region then drop us a line to discuss your project today!