No Way San Jose

A six-part documentary series

6 X 22mins | Documentary Series


• Acquired by the ABC and aired in 2009, 2010 and 2011 on ABC2
• Stellar In-flight entertainment
• Fetch TV
• Vibrant TV
• Telstra TBox
• Telstra Bigpond Movies
•, Hulu and Xfinity


Joe & Anna have a dream, to pack up everything and move to Costa RIca with a plan to open the greatest cocktail bar on Earth. There are just a few problems: They have no money, no hospitality experience and Joe doesn’t even speak the local language. Join them as they touch down in San Jose with nothing but a suitcase and a dream.One thing is for sure, they’re in for more than a holiday at the beach. They’ll trek through jungles, comb beaches and scour cities in search of the perfect location for their bar. They’ll hunt for houses, design and build a cocktail bar, hire staff and prepare themselves for a grand opening that could make or break them. The language barrier, a lack of money and know-how are just a few of the challenges they’ll face along the way. On top of that, the culture shock, personality clashes and homesickness make it all sound like an impossible dream. Join Anna and Joe for the ultimate escapist adventure in No Way San Jose.


Directed by Joseph Russell
Produced by Anna Russell and Joseph Russell
Starring Anna Russell and Joseph Russell