20 January 2020 The Irish Film & Television Network
Education / Training
Festivals / Markets
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Rep Bodies
Features & Interviews
Production News
Post Production News
VFX News
Animation News
Digital News
Festivals News
Training News
Cast News
Finance News
IFTA Film & Drama Awards
Galway Film Fleadh 2017
List Your Company
Daily News Bulletin
Site Map
"Most dangerous" trip in 16 years, says ‘Hector Central’ Producer
07 Nov 2016 : Laura Brennan
‘Hector Central’ TG4
Hector’s back for an 8 part travel series across Central America on TG4.

IFTN speaks with Producer/Director Evan Chamberlain about the new ‘Hector Central’ series on TG4. “This has been the most difficult and the most dangerous of all the trips we have done over the last 16 years,” he said.

 In the new series ‘Hector Central’ which airs on Thursday nights, 10 pm on TG4.  We follow Hector as he journeys through the 7 countries of  Central America, starting in  Panama City he moves from Costa Rica to Nicaragua to El Salvador to Honduras to Guatemala, finishing in Belize City on the footsteps of the Caribbean.

When speaking about what is was like to be a part of the series and the travelling involved, Evan said “Panama to Costa Rica to Nicaragua is great with fabulous people though the poverty rises as you venture north. But when you head into the dangerous triangle of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala you enter a different world of gangs, corruption and poverty which allow the cocaine trails to remain open.”

When he spoke of the potential danger factors associated with filming in these types of countries. Evan said, “You don't see many other travellers like ourselves in these parts but once you stick to the right neighbourhoods all is good. We loved the people of Central America and loved the adventure and feel we have taken back to Ireland a true and honest sense of these 7 countries. This we feel is our best yet. And hopefully people will watch and let us know!.”

The half hour episodes which began last week will be aired each Thursday at 10pm on TG4 until Christmas. The week’s episode two, will begin on the streets of San Jose as Hector takes over a bingo stall and also  checks out why this city is the centre of the world for medical tourism, gaming and gambling worldwide. He will also be going deep into the rainforest ecosystem of Costa Rica, at the Rainmaker Jungle and heading to Jaco on the Pacific Coast for some sportfishing for giant sailfish.

It looks to be Hector's most epic and dangerous trip so far.  Evan also mentioned that the crew travelling with him for this series has been the same crew since that started travelling 16 years ago with Hector. This crew  includes;

Presenter - Hector Ó hEochagáin,

Director of Photography - Ross O'Callaghan

Producer/Director - Evan Chamberlain

Offline Editor - Cóilín Ó Cearbhaill

Online & Grade - Cillian Duffy & Eugene McCrystal - Outer Limits

Sound Mix - Steve McGrath

The series is produced by Good Company Productions and was commissioned by TG4 as part of the 20th celebration of the birth of the station.  

Irish feature film project selected for Berlinale Co-Production Market
Exclusive: Laurent Boissel revealed as special guest for annual FÍS TV Summit
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.

TG4 moves up to 6th most watched channel in Ireland in 2019
15 Jan 2020 
Submission deadline approaching for iLDÁNA 2020
15 Jan 2020 
Exclusive: Laurent Boissel revealed as special guest for annual FÍS TV Summit
14 Jan 2020 
Making A Dublin Murder Panel Announced for FÍS TV Summit
10 Jan 2020 
Irish Production Companies
Listings for Irish film & television production companies
What's In Production?
The latest info on projects filming in Ireland
Latest Industry Jobs
Job listings for Irish film & television crew

Find us on Facebook
Follow IFTN on Twitter
E-Newsletter Subscribe
Subscribe to RSS Feed

 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter