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Captain Bagrat Media Production (CBMP) started in November 2019 as a passion project and launched as a grassroot podcast highlighting Asian + Australian lifestyle and pop culture, while featuring stories and people with Asian, Australian and Asianish heritage. The podcast was founded by JJ Chen and featured Liam Frappell as the first guest who then became a permanent cohost. 

The media platform has since expanded to a news site in early 2021, supported by a team of passionate and enthusiastic students from universities across Sydney, all with a story to share. In 2022, our Creative Internship Program  is supported by the City of Sydney to help young and diverse creatives gain industry experience to spring board to their dream media career.

In 2021, our TV Pilot Show was a top 10 finalist for the ABC iView Pitch-O-Rama contest. The concept founded by JJ Chen, mentored by Dr Helen Vatsikopoulos, award winning journalist, academic and lecturer in journalism at UTS; and brought to life by creative producer, Mayu Iwasaki, co-founder of Bubbletent Australia and actress, and Director Lenny Fung, who has worked on major Australian dramas such as Amazing Grace, Doctor Doctor, Home and Away, The Secret Daughter, and Studio10 Morning Show.

In 2022, CBMP officially formed a tech team to revolutionise online shopping with AI called MAICBUY. See it. Tap it. Buy it. The concept was conceived from The Studio Founders Program in late 2021 and underwent Blackbird Giants Program in 2022. Right now, the cofounding team are pitching left right and centre at VCs, angel investors and accelerator programs. 

During our evolution, one thing remains the same - Our Mission. We continue to deliver light hearted, relatable and human centric lifestyle perspectives for a cohesive Asian + Australian community. 


CBMP is proudly sponsored by the City of Sydney's Matching Grant 2022 + Creative Fellowship Program 2021, Bendigo Bank - Darling Square Community Bank, The Studio Founders Program, the Bright* Program as part of the Lendlease Community initiative, Haymarket HQ start up hub and Aperion Law.

All our contributors toward news, productions and operations share the same Vision, to celebrate and embrace our collective cultural heritage. Be proud of being Australian with Asian heritage. Be proud of being any race with an Asian language or interest in Asia, which makes you uniquely Asianish.

If this sounds like your kind of team, come and join us internationally and at home in Australia.


Your support keeps us going!



Now that you get our vibe, mission and vision. Why not join us?


Our values are pretty straightforward:


  • We take a non-partisan view of politics and religion because we want to foster understanding, and not division. 

  • Building a supportive Asian + Australian community.

  • Embracing and celebrating our collective cultural heritage. Be proud of being Australian with Asian heritage. Be proud of being any race with an Asian language or interest in Asia, which makes you uniquely Asianish.




News and blog submissions are always welcome featuring Asian + Australian content. Please send your work under 500 words including your own photos and links to credited sources. Include a short bio under 50 words with LinkedIn and/or social media byline. In return, we will credit your work in our news webpage.


Email and include in title: 'Editor'.



Want to be part of the production or business operations teams? Tell us what you enjoy most in life and in your studies, and you just might be the perfect fit! Please email your CV and short email brief why you want to contribute to CBMP! CBMP is always keen to support and mentor students at various universities across Australia for internships and credit programs so why not apply for the 2022 Creative Internship Program


Email and include in title: 'Volunteer'.


Whether you're an individual, not for profit, capital venture, corporate or government body with similar goals and values as ours, let's chat and see how we can work together! 

Email and include in title: 'Sponsor'.

Upcoming Events

  • Bagrat TV Pilot Launch
    Bagrat TV Pilot Launch
    Sydney, Sydney NSW, Australia
    A TV Pilot about all things Asian, Australian and Asianish! We've got our fingers on the Asian + Australian Pulse. Do you?
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