fixer-nicaragua-6Mud & Dust productions


I assist international television crews looking to shoot in Central America, especially Nicaragua. Documentary, news, reality shows, food, wildlife, adventure travel—you name it and my team and I will set it up.


Shooting Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Worlds” in Aktun Tunichil Muknal in Belize.

We will scout locations, stories, and sources; we’ll assist with film permits and customs clearance; and we can arrange transport and accommodations for your crew, no matter how big or small. I work independently, but have relationships with individuals, properties, and organizations across the country, including CaLé Productions and Renta Helicopteros in Managua.

I am a Central America travel expert and author of several bestselling guidebooks to Belize and Nicaragua. My articles about these places have appeared in The New York Times, Men’s Journal, and National Geographic Traveler. My TV production credits include four food shows with the Travel Channel, including “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern: Nicaragua” (original air date: June 2, 2009 in which I also serve as an on-camera expert and table companion for the host). My team arranged Anthony Bourdain’s visit to Nicaragua, ESPN’s “Wider World of Sports,” and Discovery Channel’s “Dual Survival” and “Dude, You’re Screwed,” among others.

Joshua Berman, Nicaragua Fixer
With the pilots and ground crew of Renta Helicopteros, at our makeshift Jockey Club LZ


“Trans World Sport,” IMG, (air date: October, 2016): Nicaragua and baseball featuring Nemesio PorrasInterview with Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, baseball and youth at risk in León, volcano boarding, bull penis sword fighting.

“Dude, You’re Screwed: Island of Death” Nicaragua episode (original air date: December 10, 2014): We dropped a US Navy SEAL in the wilderness and filmed his escape.

“Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern: Nicaragua” (original airdate: June, 2009)

“Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World: Belize” (original air date: September 1, 2009)

“Street Eats Latin America” Travel Channel (original air date: January 23, 2013)

“Fast Foods Gone Global: Latin America” Travel Channel (original air date: December 19, 2012)

“A Rotavirus Vaccine’s Remarkable Impact.” (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2010)


Shooting "Dude, You're Screwed" in Nicaragua
Shooting “Dude, You’re Screwed” in Nicaragua




Production stills by Joshua Berman, Copyright 2009–2018