Zaccmedia is excited to be working with Paul Mungeam, aka “Mungo”, to produce and publish his book, “Mungo: The Extreme Adventures of a TV Cameraman”. Over the last 20 years Mungo has travelled to over 80 countries, filming for all the major broadcasters (BBC, National Geographic, ITV, Channel 4, Discovery, Sky… ) and working with some of the biggest names on TV – some of whom have become friends for life.
The book is a superb and candid look behind the scenes at some of the best loved TV adventure shows, including Bear Grylls’ widely acclaimed “Man vs Wild” (“Born Survivor” as it’s known in the UK) featuring Will Ferrell. Get an inside look at what happens when the film isn’t rolling!
Other shows included in the book are “The Hottest Place on Earth”, with Kate Humble, “Ireland to Sydney by Any Means”, with Charley Boorman and “Freddie Goes Wild”, with Freddie Flintoff. The legendary English cricketer has also written the foreword to the book.
When he is not dangling from a helicopter filming Bear, Mungo works on many other well known TV programmes, which has included “The X-Factor” and “Britain’s got Talent.”
We look forward to sharing with you Mungo’s fabulous adventures – stay tuned, and follow Zaccmedia and Paul Mungeam on Facebook or Twitter. The book will be released October 30 in hardback format, featuring a selection of colour photographs.
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“I’ve worked with Mungo on many TV series and to say the cameramen have a tough job would be an understatement! Mungo always seems to have his well-known huge smile plastered across his face! Everyone I know loves working with this man.”
– Bear Grylls
Adventurer and TV Presenter
“Whether I found myself perched on the diving cliffs of Acapulco, Mexico, ready to jump, or being strapped to a bull in a pen waiting to be thrown off, much to the amusement of five thousand baying Texans, Mungo has an uncanny knack of making it all seem fine. I don’t want to sway your opinion, but he’s a great lad and much loved by me and my family, but I’ll leave that for you to decide!”
– Freddie Flintoff
Former England Cricket Captain and TV Presenter
“In television, it boils down to what’s on the screen. What makes Mungo a legend is what he does to make it happen. It’s all about style, grace, authenticity – and guts.” Richard Wiese Host of ABC’s Born to Explore and former president of The Explorers Club “When I first met Mungo, I immediately warmed to him. He followed me across the wilds of New Zealand for an entire week – and no matter how hard it was to shoot, he’d always get that shot. And thanks to his chilled demeanour and collection of hilarious stories from across the globe, it’s a pleasure not only to work with him, but then to go to the pub and chat about life. Because if anyone is living the dream, it’s definitely Mungo!”
– Tobias Mews
Adventure Sports Journalist (Telegraph Men columnist), Filmmaker & Endurance Athlete
“Mungo is, in my opinion, one of the best cameramen I’ve worked with. He is always in the middle of the action and tells the story perfectly” Simon Cowell X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent “I think travelling should be fun and making documentaries as you go gives it even more meaning and creativity and so the people you go with have to add to that mix… and Mungo certainly does.”
Producer – Long Way Round & Long Way Down
“I’ve worked with Mungo on many TV shows. He is just a great guy to work with. Amazing at his job, professional and hard working. He never complains, always has a smile on his face and the team he works with adore him (and he’s jolly handsome too!).”
– Davina McCall
“What can I say about Mungo the exceptional cameraman. From the minute I met him we never stopped laughing and we soon became great friends. We have traveled the world together and made some great TV shows – he is one of the most talented cameramen I’ve ever come across. I thoroughly recommend this book, which is a fantastic read and insight into what a cameraman goes through”
– Charley Boorman