There was over 50 people in attendance from industry filmmakers, actors as well as representatives of the Vietnamese Students Association.
“Young people gain from understanding the growth of the film industry of Vietnam. As the society and culture become more modern, more youth will appreciate the emerging opportunities as they can relate to it”, says Bao, Secretary of VSA.
General manager Trung Ly was very excited to be reunited with Truong Ngoc Anh.
“Truong Ngoc Anh is very new age an open minded. Despite what other people say, she is our family and we want to work with her in the long term. This welcome party as well as Q & A was a good platform for the young people of our community, who have worked or collaborated with us in the past, to meet a prominent figure in Vietnamese show biz and gain insight into the Vietnamese film industry”. Say Trung.
“Our next generation of overseas Vietnamese people are filled with optimism and productive energy. We live in the present and see the future and are fearless and proud of who we are and Truong Ngoc Anh has been so generous, inspirational and vocal about her support of emerging talent in Vietnam as well as those abroad”. Say Maria.
The Vietnamese film industry is a booming one with a 90 million population, 70% are between the ages of 18-24 years old.
Truong Ngoc Anh is currently juggling 3-4 films on her slate; an action comedy “Saigon Bodyguards” which is releasing in December and a Korean rom com remake starting production in December and an epic movie to set in 2017 in collaboration with Dong Thanh Alliance, she welcomes more emerging talent her way.
“Vietnamese people have been in Australia for over 40 years and I believe to make changes and do great things, sacrifices have to be made and alliances have to be formed. There needs to be a willingness to step back and then move forward” says Trung Ly.
Trung Ly has made two movies in China, one in Vietnam and numerous projects in Australia in collaboration with Maria Tran who have recently won the 2016 Breakout Action Actress Award at the Action on Film Festival in Los Angeles and 2016 Action Performer of the Year at the MartialCon.
They are looking forward to working in Vietnam with Truong Ngoc Anh on future projects.
Check out the YouTube video @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTRFGbMz-fQ&feature=youtu.be
For the first U.S. review of ‘Truy Sat’ head over to Dan’s Movie Report @ http://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2016/10/truy-sat-2016-movie-review-c-2016-dans.html
This is only the beginning, starting in late 2016 and on into 2017 watch for exclusives from Maria Tran, Trung Ly, and the amazing Truong Ngoc Ahn, who will shape the landscape for years to come!