Project: Dirt Cheap - Lombok

Our Roles: Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Editor
and Host
Released: December 2017

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This episode takes Chas to Lombok, Indonesia, where he explores Tampah Beach, Selong Balanak Beach, Sendang Gile Waterfall and Tiu Kelep Waterfall. He stays at the Puri Rinjani Bungalows, Botchan Hostel, Kutamara Hotel, Rudy Trekker and Blue Mountian Cottage. He dines and drinks at the Bus Bar, Ashtari, Rasta Warung and Bar and the Rinjani Lodge. If you're considering traveling to the Lombok, you can't miss this!



Project: Dirt Cheap - Gili Islands

Our Roles: Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Editor
and Host
Released: November 2017

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This episode takes Chas to Gili Islands, Indonesia, where he explores the Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. He stays at the Dream Divers Hotel and La Boheme. He dines and drinks at Warung Alola, Evolution, Juku Marlin, Taco Corner, Le Petit Gili, Santi Lounge, Scallywags and The Banyon Tree. If you're considering traveling to the Gili Islands, you can't miss this!



Project: Dirt Cheap - Bali

Our Roles: Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Editor
and Host
Released: November 2017

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This episode takes Chas to Bali, Indonesia, where he explores the Luwak Coffee Plantation, Tegenungan Waterfall, Tegallalang Rice Terraces, Uluwatu Temple, Padang Padang Beach and the Ulan Danu Bratan Temple. He stays at the Golden Tulip Bay View, Kutasuci, Ungasan Clifftop Resort and the KOA Surfer Hotel. He dines and drinks at Warung Pak Dumun, Seafood House, Espresso Bar, Paddy's Pub, Bounty Discotheque, Sundays Beach Club, Ayana Resort and Spa, Rock Bar, Warung Laota, Boat Rocks, Loves and Coconuts, Konkrete, Pablos and Old Man's bar. If you're considering traveling to Bali, you can't miss this!



Project: Dirt Cheap - Montreal

Our Roles: Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Editor
and Host
Released: July 2017

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This episode takes Chas to Montreal, where he explores La Fontaine Park, Mount Royal, Gay Village, Place Émilie-Gamelin, The Biosphere, The Biodome, The Olympic Stadium, Notre-Dame Basilica, Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal Clock Tower, Montreal Waterfront,
and Montreal Chinatown. He stays at the Samesun Hostel and Camping Amérique Montréal. He dines and drinks at Espace La Fontaine, Resto Bar Café, l'escalier, Marche Lalime, The Keg Steakhouse, Marche Aux Fruits de la Place Des Cartier, Le Warehouse, 3 Amigos, Brass Door Pub & Grill, Arcade MTL, Patisserie La Maison des Delises, La Maison Kam Fung, Village au Pied-du-Courant, Crème de la Crème Café, Meltdown eSports Bar, Abreuvoir Bar et Terrasse and TRH-Bar. If you're considering traveling to Quebec, you can't miss this!



Project: Dirt Cheap - Quebec City

Our Roles: Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Editor
and Host
Released: June 2017

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This episode takes Chas to Quebec City, where he explores Musée de la Civilisation, Château Frontenac, Basilica of Notre-Dame, Citadelle of Quebec, Battlefields Park, Martello Tower 1, Musée National des Beaux-Arts, Museé Du Fort, Observatoire de la Capitale, and Jardin de Saint-Roch. He stays at Centre de plein air de Beauport, Auberge de la Paix and Manoir Des Remparts. He dines and drinks at Le Festibière, Wong Restaurant, Ciel, Le Pub Des Borgia, La Petit Cabane à Sucre de Quebéc, Le Petit Château, Boutique Mary's Popcorn Shop, Pub Saint-Alexander, Le Spot, Bureau De Poste, Deux 22, District and Village Vacances Valcartier. If you're considering traveling to Quebec, you can't miss this!



Project: Dirt Cheap - Toronto

Our Roles: Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Editor
and Host
Released: June 2017

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This episode takes Chas to Toronto where he explores High Park, Dundas Square, Toronto Waterfront, Woodbine Beach and Niagara Falls. He stays at Planet Traveller and gets a sweet deal on an Airbnb. He dines and drinks at Feed It Forward, Ronnie's Local 069, Kensington Pop Up, Hemingways, SushiHWA, Patties Express, St. Lawrence Market, Bulk Food, Cruda Café, The Distillery District, Spirit of York, El Catrin, Mill Street Brewing, Pho Orchid, Pho Pasteur, Hacienda Las Americas, Crepe It Up, Not Just Noodles, Salty Dog, Davids Tea, Sobeys, Wilbur Mexicana, Sidestreet, Three Hands, The Owl, El Furniture, Sneaky Dee's, Mullin's, The Dakota Tavern, The Lakeview Restaurant and Harry's. He visits Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto Harbor Tours, Allan Gardens, The Riverdale Farm, The CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, Casa Loma, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Blue Jays, BG Niagara Tours, Hornblower Niagara Cruise . If you're considering traveling to Toronto, you can't miss this!



Project: Dirt Cheap - Ireland

Our Roles: Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Editor
and Host
Released: May 2017

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This episode takes Chas to Ireland where he explores Dublin, Belfast, County Wicklow, Cliffs of Moher, Carrick-a-Rede Bridge, Giants Causeway, Guinness Lake, and Pheonix Park. He stays at Avalon House. He dines and drinks at O'Neills, the Crown Liquor Saloon, the Jameson Distillery and the Brazen Head. He visits Christ's Church, St. Stevens Green and St Kevins Church. If you're considering traveling to Ireland, you can't miss this!



Project: Dirt Cheap - Bar Harbor

Our Roles: Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Editor
and Host
Released: October 2016

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This episode takes Chas to Bar Harbor, Maine where he explores Bangor, Dedham, Trenton, Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Somesville, Tremont, Mt Desert Island and Acadia National Park. He stays at Hinckleys Cabins, Bar Harbor Campground, Seawall Campground, Hadleys Point Campground and Smugglers Den Campground. He dines and drinks at Blaze, The One Off Pub, Bar Harbor Beer Works, Cafe This Way, Trailhead Cafe, 123 Main Street, Jordans Restaurant, Jordans Pond House, Balance Rock Inn, Bar Harbor Inn, Finback Ale House, Pine Tree Market, South West Food Mart, Geaghans Brothers Brewing, Ben & Bills and the Dog & Pony Tavern. He visits Darlings, Wild Acadia Fun Park, Bar Harbor Whale Watch, Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop, Rock & Art Shop, The Criterion Theatre, Scenic Flights of Acadia and The Great Maine Lumberjack Show! If you're considering traveling to Bar Harbor, Maine, you can't miss this!



Project: Dirt Cheap - Thailand

Our Roles: Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Editor
and Host
Released: March 2016

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This episode takes Chas to Thailand where he explores the cities of Bangkok, Pattaya, Ampahwa, Krabi, and Ao Nang, rates The B.B. Grand Hotel, The Sleep Whale Hotel, The Presidential Hotel, dines and drinks at The Last Fisherman, Moon Bar, Noodle Pak Wran, Ampahwa Floating Market, Chatuchak Market, RCA, Khaosan Road, Crazy Gringos, Boogie Bar, The Nest Beach Club, watches some Muay Thai fights, visits the Krabi Salt Water Fish Farm, gets a massage at Pootonrip, checks out multiple Islands (Bamboo Island, Monkey Beach, Phi Phi Don, Maya Bay, Tup Island, Poda Island, Phra Nang Island) and visits a few ancient temples (Panan Choeng, Phutthaisawan, Bang Kung and Tham Suea). If you're considering traveling to Thailand, you can't miss this.



Project: What is NutriDrip? - NutriDrip.com

Our Roles: Director, Cinematographer, Producer and Editor

Released: March 2015

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IV nutrient therapy, commonly known as NutriDrips, have been an industry secret of celebrities, professional athletes and executive elites for decades. They provide a short-cut to rejuvenation and help maintain balance in a fast paced lifestyle. The Injectable wellness revolution is quickly gaining traction among wellness enthusiast . NutriDrips are now conveniently available in the comfort of your home or office, bypassing the expensive cost of going to a doctor's office.


Project: Medlife Brigade: Ecuador

Our Roles: Director, Cinematographer, Producer and Editor

Released: May 2014

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Medlife Brigade: Ecuador is a documentary by Maine filmmaker, Chas Bruns, that follows a group of students on their 2011 medical brigade with the NGO Medlife. They travel to Tena, Ecuador and surrounding areas to give medical aid and assistance to the poor. More information is available at medlifeweb.org


Project: Medlife Brigade: Panama

Our Roles: Director, Cinematographer, Producer and Editor

Released: March 2014

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Medlife Brigade: Panama is a documentary by Maine filmmaker, Chas Bruns, that follows a group of students on their 2011 medical brigade with the NGO Medlife. They travel to Panama City, Panama and surrounding areas to give medical aid and assistance to the poor. More information is available at medlifeweb.org


Project: Dirt Cheap - Fiji (pilot episode)

Our Roles: Host, Director, Cinematographer and Producer

Released: March 2014

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Follow the escapades of filmmaker Chas Bruns as he travels the world in search of the cheapest tours, food, hotels, hostels and transportation. If you're living on a budget, Chas can show you how to travel for pennies on the dollar. Chas will show you where to go sky diving, waterfall hiking, shark diving and more!

The pilot episode takes Chas to Fiji, where he explores the cities of Nadi and Suva, rates The Beach House Hostel, The Warwick Hotel and The Whales Tale Day Cruise of out Port Denarau. He also travels to The Yasawa Island Chain, The Mamanuca Island Chain and explores the Coral View, Koroveau, Kuata and Beachcomber Island Resorts. If you're considering traveling to Fiji, you can't miss this.


Project: Shopping Cart Panda Mobile DJ: t.k.Lo at Art Basel Miami

Our Roles: Director and Cinematographer

Released: January 2014

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Maine filmmaker, Chas Bruns, films Maine DJ, t.k.Lo (Tyson Lo), as he throws a free show in the streets of Miami, Florida during Art Basel. Dressed in a panda suit and equipped with nothing more than a shopping cart and a laptop plugged into an RV battery, t.k.Lo was able to throw quite the impromptu street party. What begins as an interesting social experiment ends with hundreds of people dancing in the streets until 4 AM.


Project: Glam Fairy

Our Roles: Locations Manager, Tradeout Producer

Released: October 2012

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The Glam Fairy — Makeup Artist NJ (New Jersey)/ NY (New York) Professional MAC bridal makeup—airbrush makeup—quality –Jerseylicious – Style Network – Glam Fairy show The Glam Fairy, Alexa Prisco, featured on both Style Network's Jerseylicious and star of the Glam Fairy show, is simply not just a makeup artist. Specializing in bridal makeup, airbrush cosmetics, makeup education, photography, art, hairstyling, and the fundamental understanding of how these components fuse together make The Glam Fairy who and what she is.


Project: Sony Playstation Commercial

Our Roles: Production Coordinator, Actor

Released: April 2012

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This is a web spot we produced for Playstation Home's "Winter Holiday Hullabaloo"


Project: Medlife Brigade: Peru

Our Roles: Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Music Supervisor

Released: March 2012

More Info: Medlife Brigade: Peru is a documentary by Maine filmmaker, Chas Bruns, that follows a group of UPenn students on their 2010 medical brigade with the NGO Medlife. They travel to Lima, Peru and surrounding areas to give medical aid and assistance to the poor. More information is available at medlifeweb.org. You can watch the full film here.


Project: New Horizons: Brazil

Our Roles: Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Music Supervisor

Released: November 2011

More Info: New Horizons: Brazil is a documentary by Maine filmmaker Chas Bruns that sheds light on the lives of children living on the streets of Brazil. The film follows Maine artist John Whalley and his wife and actress Ellen Whalley as they travel to central Brazil to live and work with boys who were saved from a life on the streets by the Florida based NGO, Renaissance International. You can watch the full film here.


Project: Holy Ghost! covering Friendly Fires Web Short for SGIMOP.COM.

Our Roles: Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor.

Released: October 2011

More Info: This is live footage from the Holy Ghost show on Halloween 2011 in Bangor, Maine.


Project: Pretty Lights Web Short for SGIMOP.COM

Our Roles: Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor

Released: September 2011

More Info: This is footage from the Pretty Lights show in Lewiston, Maine on 9/25/2011


Project: Regional Commercial for The Maine Jump.

Our Roles: Cinematographer, Editor, Music Supervisor

Released: August 2011

More Info: This is a local commercial spot for The Maine Jump in Bangor, Maine.


Project: Lazerdisk Party Sex at the 2011 KahBang Festival.

Our Roles: Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor

Released: August 2011

More Info: This is a web spot produced for KahBang.com


Project: Girl Talk web spot for SGIMOP.COM

Our Roles: Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor

Released: April 2011

More Info: This is footage from the Girl Talk show at the University of Maine on 04/07/2011.


Project: Jim Said No Trailer

Our Roles: Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Voiceover, Music Supervisor

Released: December 2010

More Info: Jim Said No is a documentary by Maine Filmmaker, Chas Bruns, about the lives of Jim and Lisa Kingsbury as they struggle to live with the disease ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Shot only a few times a month over a three year period, the film follows the couple and their son Jack as they are forced to adapt to the physical changes Jim must endure as the disease progresses within his body. While always hoping for a cure, they knew it was not likely to occur anytime soon. Therefore, they decided to fight it on their own, anyway they could. Together they have raised over $70,000 towards ALS research. They started an annual Walk to Defeat ALS as well as an annual basketball tournament, The Kingsbury Classic, in their home town of Bangor, Maine. They also spent their own money to go Washington DC on two separate occasions to lobby Congress and were an integral part of helping to pass the ALS Registry Act. In addition to making this film, they have also created an informational website for others suffering from the disease (ALSANDHOPE.COM). This is their story. You can watch the full film here.


Project: Sebastian Ingrosso at Pacha in NYC web spot.

Our Roles: Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor,

Released: November 2010

More Info: This is iPhone footage from the Sebastian Ingrosso show at Pacha NYC on on 11/13/2010.


Project: What is Medlife Fund? web promo.

Our Roles: Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Music Supervisor

Released: October 2010

More Info: This is a web promo spot for MedlifeWeb.org


Project: Medlife: Pamplona, Peru Campaign 2010.

Our Roles: Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Music Supervisor

Released: September 2010

More Info: This is a web promo spot for MedlifeWeb.org


Project: Regional Commercial for Pady Murphy's.

Our Roles: Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Music Supervisor, Actor, Voiceover.

Released: August 2010

More Info: This is a local commercial spot for Paddy Murphy's in Bangor, Maine.


Project: Regional Commercial for Pady Murphy's.

Our Roles: Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Music Supervisor.

Released: July 2010

More Info: This is a local commercial spot for Paddy Murphy's in Bangor, Maine.


Project: Paige Hemmis KahBang Festival Web Promo.

Our Roles: Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Music Supervisor.

Released: July 2010

More Info: This is web promo made for KahBang.com featuring Paige Hemmis from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.


Project: Cold - 48 Hour Film Fest.

Our Roles: Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Music Supervisor.

Released: April 2008

More Info: Cold is a short film made for the 48 Hour Film Fesatival In Bangor, Maine. It won the award for "Best Use of Narrative."