This is our backyard! – the Asia Film Fixer team – live, love and work in Asia! Both Adam and Terry have worked as tour leaders for the world’s leading tour brands. They now bring their expertise and knowledge to Asia Film Fixer. Stephen brings his journalistic and photography skills to the team, as well as providing a regional support office in Singapore. Amanda has an extensive industry background, having spent 8 years at 20th Century Fox in Australia – and is Asia Film Fixers sales and marketing leader.
Born in Melbourne, Australia, Adam now calls Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) home. Passionate and enthusiastic for all things Asian, Adam first came to Asia as an international tour guide leading anything from photography tours, adventure to luxury and everything in between.
Adam has gained his local knowledge and vast network of contacts by working for the world’s best travel brands – Intrepid Travel, GAP Adventures, Travel Indochina, Wide Eyed Tours, Grasshopper Adventures, Hoi An Motorcycle Adventures and ATP.
Adam is a keen and accomplished photographer, and these skills come to the forefront when assisting production crews and scouting locations. Adam has worked with film crews from all over the world, for some of the world’s leading brands, including National Geographic, BBC America and TLC.
A camera allows me to hone in on scenes and people, to block out everything else for the split second it takes to capture an image. A great photograph leaves me feeling euphoric. There is really nothing quite like capturing a moment in time. The need to respond to situations or to anticipate events is what makes photography so special for me.
Originally from the Gold Coast, Australia, Terry learnt how to work with and manage the needs of TV and production crews when he was the public relations coordinator for the Royal Australian Air Force aerobatic team, ‘The Roulettes’. His fourteen years in the Air Force has given him a sound background in people and operations management.
Terry moved to Asia in 2005 and has spent the past 8 years organizing and leading small group journeys through Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, China and Japan. When not fixing, Terry takes contract work in remote places – In 2010 Terry spent 6 months in Kabul, Afghanistan as an Operations manager for Supreme Group, and most recently with the Alliance Group in Papua New Guinea.
Terry has experience managing the needs of single and multiple unit productions. Terry has worked with Channel Seven Australia’s Sunday Night; Roving Enterprises: Before the game and 7pm Project; Network Ten’s Good morning Australia , Sports Tonight and V8 Supercar productions; Channel Nine’s The AFL Footy Show and Wide World of Sport; The ABC’s ‘Sleek Geeks’ with Adam Spencer and Dr Karl, Cream Productions’ Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan & Modern Television’s (UK) journey to Burma with Griff Rhys Jones; as well as numerous film, television and sporting personalities – Australian film legend and hollywood star Jack Thompson, Australian Olympic swimmer and TV presenter Nicole Stevenson, Winter Olympic Gold Medalist Alisa Camplin, Formula 1 driver David Coulthard, AFL footballer Jason Akermanis, Supercar racing legends Greg Murphy and Jason Bargwanna, and Australian comedians Col Elliot, the late Lucky Grills, David Hughes and Julian Schiller.
Terry also has extensive experience managing travel and tour operations, specialising in unique and tailor-made itineraries throughout Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar.
Born in the UK, but also blessed with an Australian passport, Steve Blaxhall has been in Asia for 22 years, arriving as a fresh-faced graduate from the UK in 1990. He has lived, and worked, in Singapore (Twice), Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney.
Steve has worked as a financial and sports journalist, although most of his time is spent travelling the countries of South East Asia adding to his, already extensive, photographic portfolio.
Steve’s journalistic and photographic skills come to the fore when assisting production crews and scouting locations across the region. His research skills are unrivaled, which provides a great foundation when scouting locations and looking for the perfect backdrop.
Amanda’s work, interests, life and personality inevitably led her to Asia Film Fixer. Her great-grandfather was Don Lee, the man that Mount Lee – where the Hollywood sign sits – is named after. She has also lived an exotic life: Born in Tripoli, Libya and schooled in Hong Kong, where her enduring love of Asia began, she gained a journalism degree in Sydney and has since worked in marketing in LA, Thailand, Brazil, Hong Kong and Australia.
After eight years with 20th Century Fox in Australia, Amanda has a great interest in all things entertainment. But more crucially, she knows the industry and how it works. During her time at Fox, she earned a broad and deep understanding of the immediacy and fluidity of the business – the day-to-day pressures of film production and marketing, revenue management and reporting, of managing major movie stars and major movie releases.
Amanda now lives in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where she met Asia Film Fixer founder and partner, Terry Gordon. This is a highly complementary partnership that now extends to a dynamic location management and film fixing offer across Asia.