Bali Filmmaking Retreat With Gene Nagata

Summer of 2021

Fuel your passion for filmmaking with a dream getaway with Gene Nagata (Potato Jet)! Travel, experience, create and learn with likeminded people who share the same passion for visual story telling.

Gene will hold multiple workshops, and you get a chance to put your newly-acquired skills straight to work, with trips planned across the island to explore the most stunning places Bali has to offer. In the evening we will seek out the best restaurants, dine on divine Indonesian food and take in the island nightlife.

What is included:


Filmmaking workshops with Gene Nagata


Two day camping trip in Northern Bali. During which we will hike jungles, visit temples, canoe across lakes and get a great view of the milky way

Hotel accommodation for the full duration of the retreat
Three healthy meals every day
A trip to Ubud to visit the monkey forest, temples, local markets and more
A day trip to Uluwatu, a beach town known for its surf and amazing cliff side views
Private transportation for the full duration of the retreat
Travel and Medical Insurance for the full duration of the trip
Airport pickup and drop-off

Ready to Explore Bali?

To make sure we make the most out of our time in Bali, we have included many trips that will allow you to discover the island and get engaged with the culture.




– Check in – Relax/explore – Welcome dinner at 8:00pm


– Breakfast – Morning talk with Gene. We will discuss the business of filmmaking & building a career. Money talk! – An all day trip to Uluwatu, where we will be visiting incredible cliff side beaches, watch some professional surfers then go to an amazing cliff side location to watch the sunset – Dinner


– 5:00am Trip to Ubud (the cultural hub of Bali) where we will catch the first light at tegalalang rice terrace – Visit a waterfall (bring your bathing suits) – Local markets – Temples – Lunch – Visit The Monkey forest – Dinner


– Breakfast – Morning Editing Session – Lunch – An afternoon trip to a secluded black sand beach where we will have access to several vintage motorcycles to ride and shoot – Dinner


– Breakfast – Leave for our camping trip in Northern Bali. There we will set up at a remote lakeside location where we will be surrounded with nothing but water, jungles and old temples – Once our camping grounds are set up we will hike to a near by waterfall to enjoy the water, take some footage and have our lunch there – Once back at camp our guides will set up a bonfire, and cook some fresh caught fish for dinner – Evening talk with Gene about the world of YouTube, his experience and tips – Due to the remote location there is almost no light pollution which makes our camping spot a great place to view and photograph the Milky way


– Wake up at sunrise to capture the amazing colors of the sun rays reflecting off the lake – We get on local wooden canoes with some local friends and row across the lake to get to an ancient picturesque temple on the other side of the lake – Leave the camp and head to visit a traditional Balinese family and have a home made lunch with in their house – Back in Canggu to create our video selects and share some footage – Dinner


– Breakfast – Goodbyes and airport drop-offs *All activities are optional *Timetable subject to change depending on weather and other factors

Your Accommodation

While in Bali we will be staying in a town called Canggu. Canggu is an amazing beachside town famous for its great surf, healthy cafes, and hip vibes. Our hotel is a brand new facility offering brand new amenities. It is also in close proximity to the beach and the main areas of Canggu

Pricing & Accommodation

For your convenience we have two different payment methods. You can either pay for the trip all at once or you can book it through PayPal credit which will give you 6 months interest free to pay the balance

Shared Room (Double Occupancy)


Or $366/month for 6 months using PayPal Credit at check out Includes a single bed in a double shared room with its own bathroom. *Price is per person.

Private Room (Single Occupancy)


Or $400/month for 6 months using PayPal Credit at check out Includes a double bed and a private bathroom Share it with a significant other and pay the same rate for double occupancy room $2200 per person

Additional Information

Small group size
All prices are in $USD, are per person and do not include international airfare
Payments are nonrefundable and are required to secure booking. However, spots are transferable up to 6 weeks before the trip date

To keep this experience personal we have limited spots available so make sure you secure your spot soon!

ABOUT Gene Nagata:

Thanks for stopping by! Most of you know me as Potato Jet on Youtube. I started off with a simple camera, an idea, and a willing group of friends to make silly films with me in school. Eventually, I knew I wanted a career doing what I love so I started freelancing as a filmmaker. I went around shooting and editing fun jobs, along with some not so fun jobs. While learning and improving every day, I managed to survive out here in LA for the last 12 years just by making videos so I consider myself lucky.

Currently I spend most of my time tangled up in this whole new YouTube world because I really think this is the future but I also maintain my production companies Megalith Digital and Second Light Creative where we continue to create commercial jobs for our clients.