The second original series from Culture Trip, streaming from February 22, explores creative hubs around the world

NEW YORK, NY (February 22, 2019) – On the heels of the success of its first original digital series, “Hungerlust,” Culture Trip, the travel, media and entertainment start-up, today announced the launch of its new series “Beyond Hollywood.” Designed for a culturally curious audience, the series will take a wry look at global cinema, shining a spotlight on some of the lesser-known creative hubs that thrive outside Hollywood. Viewers will meet some of the key figures and gain insights into the unique film industries booming in Scandinavia, Hong Kong, Pakistan and Ghana.

Hosted by Culture Trip’s Film Editor, Cassam Looch, the eight-episode season sees the inimitable film host dive headfirst into everything these cultural hubs have to offer, from riding rickshaws in Pakistan to foolishly facing off against Hong Kong’s leading stuntman. Beyond film, Cassam discovers the culture that makes these locations stand out from the rest.

“An overwhelming majority of our audience is interested in exploring a culture through their local film and TV,” said Mick Greenwood, Director of Visual Content at Culture Trip. “To them, local creative expression helps highlight what’s special and unique about a place. ‘Beyond Hollywood’ will help our audience celebrate the imagination and energy in some hugely creative, but rarely discussed, communities in the world.”

Beyond Hollywood, the new eight-episode series from Culture Trip, is available to stream starting today at

“Beyond Hollywood” Episodes:


From frozen pine forests and sun-drenched islands to one of the world’s oldest working movie studios, we head to Stockholm and Copenhagen to explore the stunning locations that made ‘Scandi noir’ famous, and learn why a new generation of  Danish filmmakers are breaking with tradition.


Diving into Ghanaian cinema, we explore the rise of new wave following the demise of Ghallywood, and  take on our very own 48-hour film challenge. Can we write, shoot, produce and screen a movie in two days?


Emerging from Bollywood’s shadow, Pakistan’s film industry finds a new home in Karachi and has a transformative impact on Lyari, a district that remains under the radar even for much of the local population.

Hong Kong

An action-packed two-part episode in Hong Kong, covering everything from martial arts with a top stuntman to virtual-reality cinema, to the local ritual of ‘petty person beating’…

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“Beyond Hollywood” is produced and directed by Adu Lalouschek for Culture Trip.


Culture Trip is a start-up focused on travel, media and entertainment. With offices in London, New York and Tel Aviv, it features stories that reveal what is special and unique about a place, its people and its culture. In-house creative teams together with a global network of more than 300 freelance creators produce location-based inspiration from around the world, including articles, videos, photography, illustration and animation. Founded by former academic psychiatrist Dr Kris Naudts, Culture Trip has been dubbed one of the UK’s fastest-growing companies by Forbes. The website attracts approximately 18M monthly unique visitors, with 2B+ video views in the past two years alone. The app has been downloaded 1.5M+ times. With a social media following of 7.5M+, Culture Trip brings the world to everyone and, in doing so, brings us all closer together.

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