Bao Tran, a Vietnamese American filmmaker, recently world premiered his debut feature film The Paper Tigers at the 2020 Fantasia International Film Festival. This up and coming filmmaker, who was born right here in Olympia WA, seems to have a bright future ahead of him thanks to his experience in the industry and the early success of this film. The New Directions In Film podcast series features interviews with directors about their latest projects and also about how both the pandemic and the recent protests have changed what it means to make movies.
'''Live' from Fantasia Fest 2020' Simplistic Interviews Ep. 010: Bao Tran, Director of 'The Paper Tigers'
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As we end the first weekend of Fantasia Film Festival 2020, Matt chats with the director of the kung-fu comedy, "The Paper Tigers,'" Bao Tran. The Washington native, who's parents are from Vietnam, talks about the Hollywood and Vietnamese film making process, and the eight year journey of bringing "The Paper Tigers' to life. Bao and Matt also discuss 80s and 90s nostalgia, the influence of Bruce Lee, and rap cyphers and dojo busting! "The Paper Tigers" will premier at Fantasia Fest 2020 on August 30th. Get more info right HERE on that. And peep the Q&A right after the flick as well. And check out more info on "The Paper Tigers" right HERE For even more social media goodness, check out the links below:Twitter: @_thepapertigersFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePaperTigersMovie/ Instagram: @_thepapertigers URL: thepapertigersmovie.comEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
17: Following the Filmmaker's Journey with Bao Tran
Bao Tran is a professional filmmaker currently raising money for his first feature film, The Paper Tigers, a "Kung Fu indie feature film about three guys who are one kick away from pulling their hamstrings". Despite knowing that he wanted to do film from watching kung fu movies as a kid, Bao got a degree in computer science as it was the responsible thing to do for someone that is the child of immigrants. This tension between following your dreams and doing what is expected is a theme that is explored both in film and in life for Bao. Outside of The Paper Tigers, Bao's editing credits include CHO LON, one of Southeast Asia’s highest-budgeted action blockbusters, and JACKPOT, a heartfelt comedy selected as Vietnam’s official entry to the 2016 Oscars for Best Foreign Film. In today's episode, we talk about kung fu and the action movie genre, we talk about what its like to fundraise for a film, and we talk about telling a good story and what that might mean. Quote You have a lot of people you might start out with earlier on but they kind of go their separate ways or they go civilian as we say… Its just industry is very tough and its very hard to keep going and continue doing this. – Bao Tran Notes how Bao's love of kung fu films let to a career in film pursuing passion vs fulfilling family expectations marketing and sales for people that would rather do anything else Bao's first feature film - The Paper Tigers film fundraising and kickstarter diversity and shooting with a mixed race cast shooting action movies and telling stories Closing inspiration as artist, always looking for the work that goes behind art that looks effortless, really impressed with Beyoncé's homecoming surprising fact have a background that is not just film (eg. computer science degree) principle the golden rule closing notes always looking for people that could support the film and want to help - if that's you, reach out Contact Bao's website: http://pov-films.com/ Bao's email: email@example.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tranquocbao/ Socials Twitter: @_thepapertigers Facebook: @ThePaperTigersMovie Instagram: @_thepapertigers Links The Paper Tigers Page The Paper Tigers KickStarter Subscribe for news on auditions and volunteering These shownotes are also available at http://folkstories.org/17folkstories.org@kevins8