From Bridgwater to the jungles of Asia - meet film-maker Matt Everett (From This is The West Country)
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From Bridgwater to the jungles of Asia - meet film-maker Matt Everett
A SORT of Ray Mears survival show - but with a few more laughs.
That is the vision a former Bridgwater College student has for a TV series he plans to film in The Philippines, provided he can get enough funding.
Matthew Everett, 29, has spent the past two years out in the South-East Asian country, interspersed with visits back to his family home near Spaxton each winter, so he can work at Hinkley Point B nuclear power station to raise the money he needs for his film projects.
Matt, a previous winner of the Sound of Silence film festival run by Taunton's Brewhouse Theatre, in conjunction with The Engine Room in Bridgwater, came up with the idea for Native Instinct, what he describes as a survival/culture/adventure show, after meeting Welshman Will Davies.
The show will see Will and Filipino Jing Lavilles De Eugurola travel through the various islands of the Philippines dealing with numerous survival situations as well as learning new skills along the way.
Matt said: “It's a bit like a survival show but it's also about the cultural differences, and there's some humour too.
“It's a 45-minute show and we've already got everything in place, all the equipment, all the cast, all the crew, and we've done two test shoots already.
“Ideally I would like to see it end up on Discovery or National Geographic, but failing that, it would definitely be bought up by Filipino TV.”
Matt, who hopes to start shooting in March, needs money for travelling and accommodation.
To find out more about his project, click here.