Bestselling author and global motorcycle adventurer, Allan Karl, is tapped by QE Productions to host new documentary travel series

Production of pilot episode to begin in China in May 2015

Apr 08, 2015, 11:41 ET from Allan Karl from ,QE Productions

VANCOUVER, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- QE Productions today announced it has tapped Allan Karl, renowned motorcycle adventure traveler, photographer and bestselling author of "FORKS—A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection," to host an original, and yet to be named, travel documentary series.

The travel series will include multiple one-hour episodes where Karl sets out to discover the world—one country at a time—alone on his motorcycle. Traveling for 30 days in each country, Karl will explore roads less trodden and pursue chance connections, meals or drinks with locals: grandma in her kitchen, the fourth generation farmer, local celebrities and heads of state.

"We are excited to have Allan lead and host this new show," said QE president and executive producer, Randolph Paul Kelman. "Allan has traveled through more than 60 countries, often for years at a time, and has the experience and personality necessary to connect with people and culture, which are all essential to realize our vision for this unique travel show."

In each episode, Karl asks why, beyond the necessity of survival, do people everywhere and anywhere find purpose in life? How do the locals, from one country to the next, define "happiness" and where do they find it in their lives?

The pilot episode will be filmed in May and June 2015 in the Republic of China where Karl plans to traverse the country, from north to south, on his BMW dual-sport motorcycle. To keep the experience and connection with people as intimate and immersive as possible, QE Productions will employ a small crew and use the latest mobile video and audio equipment. "Because Allan will visit both rural villages and crowded cities, we don't want to attract attention or interfere with the connections and conversations he will have," said Panayioti Yannitsos, producer and co-director of the series.

With QE Productions' strong commitment to develop original and innovative programming, the new travel series is targeted at traditional and online networks focused on breaking new ground in nonfiction, unscripted television.

About QE Productions    
QE Productions, founded in 2014, has offices in Vancouver, Canada and Ningbo, China. Its latest production, "Road to Ningbo," is a selection for the 2015 Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner. QE Productions is owned by President Randolph Paul Kelman. For more information visit: QE website, Facebook, and Twitter.

About Allan Karl    
Allan Karl is a best-selling author, award-winning photographer, adventurer, and inspirational keynote speaker. With an insatiable passion for travel, culture, people, and food, he has explored more than 60 countries, photographing, writing, and blogging about them along the way.

In his bestselling book, "FORKS—A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection," Allan brings to life his three-year motorcycle adventure—in stories, photos and food from each of 35 countries he traveled. Visit: website, Facebook and Twitter

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