Bangor filmmaker trains his eye on Fiji for pilot of new TV series

Bangor-based filmmaker Chas Bruns traveled to Fiji in 2012, not just for the sun and the sand, but also to start the process of filming his dream TV show. Bruns finally debuted the pilot episode of “Dirt Cheap,” an hour-long proposed series, this week on YouTube. Bruns says the series will help potential travelers to visit exotic locales worldwide, on an extreme budget — from hostels and hotels, to restaurants and transportation — all with a dose of his laid-back, snarky humor. At the least, it’ll be nice to watch 45 minutes of Polynesian paradise on the day that winter storm “Krypton” is apparently going to destroy civilizations as we know it.

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Emily Burnham is a Maine native, a UMaine graduate, a proud Bangorian and an arts and lifestyle writer for the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food, from media and the Internet to theater and dance. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra, to name just a few. She's interested in everything -- especially if it happens in Maine. She welcomes any and all feedback or suggestions for stories.