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I am the host and director of the Best Ever Food Review Show youtube channel with over 3.6 million subscribers and over half a billion views.

I worked with Bret for over a year. He was our DP, shooting in countries all over the world from Japan to Madagascar.

Bret has a great enthusiasm for his work. As a documentary filmmaker he was able to find inspiration in any situation sometimes quite literally chasing down shots in a given location. This enthusiasm was contagious and spread throughout the team.

Although he’s very skilled, he’s always been humble about his ability and is determined to continue learning.

To me, much of filmmaking is about problem-solving, something Bret excels at. There will always be obstacles in documentary-filmmaking, but cool heads and creative ideas will always help to get through.

All in all, with Bret’s crucial contributions, we were able to produce high-quality, meaningful content on several continents, among different cultures, working through constant communication issues and cultural barriers.

I’d highly recommend Bret for anyone requiring an adept, thoughtful, like-able, enthusiastic addition to their team.

- Sonny Side

Director and Host of
Best Ever Food Review Show

Eating with the World’s Most Isolated Tribe!!! The Tree People of Papua, Indonesia!!
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Eating with the World’s Most Isolated Tribe!!! The Tree People of Papua, Indonesia!!

🎥 RARE TRIBAL FOOD OF PAPUA'S DANI PEOPLE! » https://youtu.be/cUJZ79XyFgw 👕BEST EVER MERCH» http://bit.ly/BEFRSMerch 💗SUPPORT OUR MISSION» http://bit.ly/BestEverPatreon A huge thanks to our Patrons, Beau Bourgeois, David Baliles, Cora Rogerson, Ryan Rhodes, Wah Yan & Alpa for supporting BEFRS mission! Check out our Patreon rewards here: http://bit.ly/BestEverPatreon Stay safe online & unblock any site you want while traveling by using https://expressvpn.com/bestever. Get 3 months free with 1-year plan! (49% off) Like our music? Enjoy a free 30-day trial of Epidemic Sound for the best royalty free music: http://share.epidemicsound.com/BEFRS #BestEverIndonesiaTour #BestEverFoodReviewShow #BEFRS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - » Korowai People 1. KOROWAI COMPOUND: Nibun + Sago Grub + Sago Beatles + River Fish + Pica Address: Near Dekai, Papua, Indonesia NIBUN: Cut down wild palm tree and scoop out white liquid in the middle. SAGO GRUB + BEATLES: Retrieve food from dead sago tree. Grill sago grubs and beetles on open fire. SAGO GRUB (Pizza): Lay out grata leaves. Spread dried sago into a circle. Spread pica into a circle on top of sago. Place ripped up jo (fern) on top of both. Sprinkle more of the pica on top of jo. Rip heads off grubs and split in half. Then throw them on top of powders and fern. Add more fern. Add more pica on top. Wrap in grata leaves, placing hot stones in the leaves and bundle it all together, tying it with twine. Place on the fire with stone on top. Allow it to cook for 35-45 minutes. RIVER FISH: Lay out grata leaf and spread pica over it. Lay river fish in the middle. Fold up and secure with twine. Place on fire with hot stones and allow to cook. SAGO GRUBS + PICA: Spread pica in a leaf. Rip sago grubs in half and place on top of pica. Place more pica on top. Wrap up and place on fire until cooked. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 💬COME SAY HI: INSTAGRAM » http://bit.ly/BestEverInstagram (@besteverfoodreviewshow) FACEBOOK » http://bit.ly/BEFRSFacebook 💗SUPPORT OUR MISSION: Patreon is a platform that allows people to support creators on a recurring basis. Your contribution is an investment in the creative freedom of my channel and enables me to keep my content authentic and uninterrupted. Your generous donation allows me the time and resources to create more videos for you. We also have some pretty sweet rewards, exclusive to Patreon Bestys. » http://bit.ly/BestEverPatreon 🥒ABOUT BEFRS: Hey, I’m Sonny! I’m from the US but currently call Vietnam home. I’ve been living in Asia for 10 years and started making food and travel videos to document my experiences. People either enjoyed my undeniable charm or enjoyed watching me eat things like coconut worms, and thus Best Ever Food Review Show came to be. I travel to different parts of the world, hunting down and documenting the most unique food each country has to offer. If you see any factual food errors in my videos, please feel free to politely let me know in the comments. I'm a huge fan of trying different, interesting foods in each country. My show is from a Western point of view, but more importantly, MY point of view. It is not meant to offend any person or culture. Don’t forget to subscribe to Best Ever Food Review Show, so we can connect through food and travel and become Bestys! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 🎬CREDITS: DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY » Bret Hamilton CAMERA OPERATOR » Nguyễn Tân Khải VIDEO EDITOR » Dương Quốc Huy COLOR & MASTER » Quí Nguyễn PRODUCER » Liz Peterson For business inquiries, please email: marketing@befrs.com
Madagascar Street Food!!! Super RARE Malagasy Village Food!
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Madagascar Street Food!!! Super RARE Malagasy Village Food!

🎥Full Madagascar Playlist: http://bit.ly/BestEverMadagascar 🇲🇬GO ON YOUR TOUR OF MADAGASCAR! » http://bit.ly/Ramartour 👕GET YOUR BEST EVER MERCH! » http://bit.ly/BEFRSMerch 💗SUPPORT OUR MISSION » http://bit.ly/BestEverPatreon 🛵Learn more about Onetrip’s Vietnam tours » http://bit.ly/BEFRSOnetrip Special thanks to Joel and Ramartour Madagascar for helping us capture the undiscovered parts of Madagascar. Go on your own tour of Madagascar with Ramartour: http://bit.ly/Ramartour and follow them on Instagram for more Madagascar info: @ramartour_madagascar - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - » THE TRADITIONAL FOOD IN MADAGASCAR 1. TSENA’NY TANTSAHA TALATAMATY: Rice Porridge + Chinese Noodle Soup ADDRESS: Talatamaty City OPEN: 3AM - 7AM (or whenever the police shut it down) Four miles outside of Madagascar’s capital city, Antananarivo, lies Talatamaty City. Talatamaty City is home to one of the country’s largest local morning markets, Tsena’ny Tantsaha. Sellers open up shop at 3am, selling everything from produce to fabrics. And lucky for us, the market has no shortage of food to try as well. 🥣RICE PORRIDGE: Zebu (Malagasy cattle) and sausage are mixed with leaves, ginger, special Malagasy rice, porridge and spices. 🥡CHINESE NOODLE DISH: Pasta, macaroni, potato, mayonnaise and zebu skin. ---- 2. TALATA VOLON’ONDRY: Sausage + Koba ADDRESS: Talata Volon’ondry OPEN: Varies Talata Volon’ondry is a village located just outside of Antananarivo. The village is known for producing sausage and Madagascar’s national snack, koba. 🥔SAUSAGE: There are typically two types of sausage being sold - zebu sausage and a halal style potato sausage. This snack is frequently accompanied by local rum. 🇲🇬KOBA: Lay out banana leaf spines with banana leaves on top. Add a layer of rice flour to prevent the koba mixture from sticking to the banana leaves. Then add the koba mixture, a combination of crushed raw peanuts and sugar. Wrap it all up in the banana leaves and allow it to cook in a bit of water for 3 days. Koba is beloved across Madagascar, primarily sold on the street or to people in their cars as they drive through a city. The fuel from the ingredients gives people energy and helps them stay full even when walking long distances without and source of food along the way. 💸PRICE: Sausage .14 USD/500 MGA | Koba .50 USD/1,756 MGA - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 💬COME SAY HI: INSTAGRAM » http://bit.ly/BestEverInstagram (@besteverfoodreviewshow) FACEBOOK » http://bit.ly/BEFRSFacebook 💗SUPPORT OUR MISSION: Patreon is a platform that allows people to support creators on a recurring basis. Your contribution is an investment in the creative freedom of my channel and enables me to keep my content authentic and uninterrupted. Your generous donation allows me the time and resources to create more videos for you. We also have some pretty sweet rewards, exclusive to Patreon Bestys. » http://bit.ly/BestEverPatreon 🥒ABOUT BEFRS: Hey, I’m Sonny! I’m from the US but currently call Vietnam home. I’ve been living in Asia for 10 years and started making food and travel videos to document my experiences. People either enjoyed my undeniable charm or enjoyed watching me eat things like coconut worms, and thus Best Ever Food Review Show came to be. I travel to different parts of the world, hunting down and documenting the most unique food each country has to offer. If you see any factual food errors in my videos, please feel free to politely let me know in the comments. I'm a huge fan of trying different, interesting foods in each country. My show is from a Western point of view, but more importantly, MY point of view. It is not meant to offend any person or culture. Don’t forget to subscribe to Best Ever Food Review Show, so we can connect through food and travel and become Bestys! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 🎬CREDITS: DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY » Bret Hamilton CAMERA OPERATOR » Nguyễn Tân Khải VIDEO EDITOR » Lê Anh Đỗ COLOR & MASTER » Quí Nguyễn PRODUCER » Liz Peterson For business inquiries, please email: team.befrs@gmail.com
SHOCKING Tribal Food in Kenya!!! Rarely Seen Food of the Maasai People!
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SHOCKING Tribal Food in Kenya!!! Rarely Seen Food of the Maasai People!

🎥 Kenyan MEAT TOUR in Nairobi! » https://youtu.be/guwZXDWak8I 💗SUPPORT OUR MISSION » http://bit.ly/BestEverPatreon 🛵Learn more about Onetrip’s Vietnam tours » http://bit.ly/BEFRSOnetrip Thanks to Wendy Watta (@wattaonthego) for coming along with us on this Kenyan Food Tour! Thanks to Holiday Destination Safaris for helping us to navigate our way around Kenya: http://bit.ly/HolidayDestinationSafarisTeam #BestEverKenyanFoodTour #BestEverFoodReviewShow #BEFRS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - » WHOLE GOAT IN VILLAGE 1. MOYALE HOTEL: Mandazi + Githeri + Mongoka ADDRESS: Village in Namanga OPEN: N/A 🍛 MANDAZI (Deep Fried Bread): Mix wheat based all-purpose flour with water and sugar then knead into a dough. Cut into triangles and deep fried in hot vegetable oil. 🇰🇪 GITHERI (Maize and Beans): Boil maize and beans very soft. Fry mixture with onions, tomatoes and salt. Serve with cabbage. 🇰🇪 MONGOKA (Khat): Chew Khat leaves to ingest the juices and nutrients, then spit it out. 💸PRICE: Mandazi 0.050USD/5 KSH | Githeri N/A | Mongoka 0.50 USD/50 KSH per bag - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2. MAASAI HOMESTEAD (Manyatta): Raw Blood and Kidney + Goat Roast + Blood Soup ADDRESS: Kimana Sanctuary, Amboseli OPEN: N/A Our next stop on our Kenyan Food Tour brought us to the Maasai Homestead. We we watched how the men of the tribe sometimes prepare and roast a whole goat. This usually occurs when the Maasai men spend the night out in the plains after roaming far from home to graze the livestock. Per tradition, they don’t eat in front of women. They however take back certain pieces for the women, once they are done feasting. This bonding time with the Maasai men is said to build fraternity. 🇰🇪 RAW BLOOD AND KIDNEY: The goat is slaughtered and the blood is collected in a sufuria. This is drank fresh. Cuts like the kidney are also eaten raw. 🇰🇪 GOAT ROAST: The legs are skewered on makeshift spears, and are roasted upright around a central fire. Once ready, this will be cut in front of everyone and passed around the circle. 🇰🇪 BLOOD SOUP: The soup is made using herbs to cleanse the system. The intestines are boiled then fried in their own fat, and is then served. The liver is also roasted medium-rare and passed around in the circle until it is gone. 💸PRICE: N/A - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 💬COME SAY HI: INSTAGRAM » http://bit.ly/BestEverInstagram (@besteverfoodreviewshow) FACEBOOK » http://bit.ly/BEFRSFacebook 💗SUPPORT OUR MISSION: Patreon is a platform that allows people to support creators on a recurring basis. Your contribution is an investment in the creative freedom of my channel and enables me to keep my content authentic and uninterrupted. Your generous donation allows me the time and resources to create more videos for you. We also have some pretty sweet rewards, exclusive to Patreon Bestys. » http://bit.ly/BestEverPatreon 🥒ABOUT BEFRS: Hey, I’m Sonny! I’m from the US but currently call Vietnam home. I’ve been living in Asia for 10 years and started making food and travel videos to document my experiences. People either enjoyed my undeniable charm or enjoyed watching me eat things like coconut worms, and thus Best Ever Food Review Show came to be. I travel to different parts of the world, hunting down and documenting the most unique food each country has to offer. If you see any factual food errors in my videos, please feel free to politely let me know in the comments. I'm a huge fan of trying different, interesting foods in each country. My show is from a Western point of view, but more importantly, MY point of view. It is not meant to offend any person or culture. Don’t forget to subscribe to Best Ever Food Review Show, so we can connect through food and travel and become Bestys! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 🎬CREDITS: DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY » Bret Hamilton CAMERA OPERATOR » Nguyễn Tân Khải VIDEO EDITOR » Sonny Side COLOR & MASTER » Quí Nguyễn PRODUCER » Liz Peterson For business inquiries, please email: team.befrs@gmail.com
GIANT SEAFOOD on Africa’s Biggest Island! Catch and Cook with Primitive Technology!
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GIANT SEAFOOD on Africa’s Biggest Island! Catch and Cook with Primitive Technology!

🎥MALAGASY TRAIN FOOD! ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE!! » https://youtu.be/dPGnUKncdcQ 🇲🇬GO ON YOUR TOUR OF MADAGASCAR! » http://bit.ly/Ramartour 💗SUPPORT OUR MISSION » http://bit.ly/BestEverPatreon 🛵Learn more about Onetrip’s Vietnam tours » http://bit.ly/BEFRSOnetrip Special thanks to Joel and Ramartour Madagascar for helping us capture the undiscovered parts of Madagascar. Go on your own tour of Madagascar with Ramartour http://bit.ly/Ramartour and follow them on Instagram for more Madagascar info: @ramartour_madagascar - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - » THE MALAGASY SEAFOOD 1. MANAKARA FISHING VILLAGE: Seafood Feast ADDRESS: Manakara, Madagascar 🥜CASSAVA: Boil cassava in water for 30 minutes. Once soft, mash the cassava, mixing in crushed peanuts until the texture is similar to mashed potatoes. 🍈BREADFRUIT: Boil the breadfruit until soft, then add a bit of salt and mash. 🦐SHRIMP: Sauté shrimp with onion and tomato. Add cassava leaves on top and allow it to boil in water to create a shrimp soup. 🐟TUNA: Cut the tuna into sections and put it in a hot steel pot. Add in fried onion, tomato and salt and allow it to steam until cooked through. 🦀(What the heck? Where’s the lobster emoji?) LOBSTER: Cut the lobster down the center and grill to perfection! 💸PRICE: Tuna 2.26 USD/8,000 MGA per kg (our tuna cost 10 USD) | Rainbow Lobster 5 USD/18,000 MGA - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 💬COME SAY HI: INSTAGRAM » http://bit.ly/BestEverInstagram (@besteverfoodreviewshow) FACEBOOK » http://bit.ly/BEFRSFacebook 💗SUPPORT OUR MISSION: Patreon is a platform that allows people to support creators on a recurring basis. Your contribution is an investment in the creative freedom of my channel and enables me to keep my content authentic and uninterrupted. Your generous donation allows me the time and resources to create more videos for you. We also have some pretty sweet rewards, exclusive to Patreon Bestys. » http://bit.ly/BestEverPatreon 🥒ABOUT BEFRS: Hey, I’m Sonny! I’m from the US but currently call Vietnam home. I’ve been living in Asia for 10 years and started making food and travel videos to document my experiences. People either enjoyed my undeniable charm or enjoyed watching me eat things like coconut worms, and thus Best Ever Food Review Show came to be. I travel to different parts of the world, hunting down and documenting the most unique food each country has to offer. If you see any factual food errors in my videos, please feel free to politely let me know in the comments. I'm a huge fan of trying different, interesting foods in each country. My show is from a Western point of view, but more importantly, MY point of view. It is not meant to offend any person or culture. Don’t forget to subscribe to Best Ever Food Review Show, so we can connect through food and travel and become Bestys! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 🎬CREDITS: DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY » Bret Hamilton CAMERA OPERATOR » Nguyễn Tân Khải VIDEO EDITOR » Lê Anh Đỗ COLOR & MASTER » Quí Nguyễn PRODUCER » Liz Peterson For business inquiries, please email: team.befrs@gmail.com