Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Saigon Creative January 2013 event

After a long hiatus, Saigon Creative is now up and running as we have secured new meetup facilities thanks to TBWA's expansion to new and larger office space.

We are starting the new year with a lecture from Timothy Linh Bui so please register and hope to see you all on the 25th!

Timothy co-produced and co-wrote THREE SEASONS, a triple award winner at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival - the first film to win both the Grand Jury and the Audience Award in festival history as well as the Cinematography Award.  The film was also in official competition at the 1999 Berlin Film Festival.  THREE SEASONS was the first American Film to shoot entirely in Vietnam; features Harvey Keitel, and released theatrically by USA films/October Films.  

In 2000, Timothy made his directorial debut with GREEN DRAGON starring Patrick Swayze and Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker who also served as executive producer.  The film made its world premiere at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival in the Dramatic Competition.  It is the recipient of the 2001 Humanitas Prize Award, and the 2001 Austin Film Festival Audience Award.  It was theatrically released in 2002.  

In 2004, he produced INSIDE OUT starring Eriq La Salle, Steven Weber and Kate Walsh; it had its world premiere at CineVegas 2005 and is distributed domestically by Anchor Bay Entertainment in June 2007.  In 2006, Timothy executive produced THE OWL AND THE SPARROW. The film world premiered at the 2007 Rotterdam International Film Festival and received the Audience Award Best Narrative Feature at the Los Angeles International Film Festival. The film went on to win numerous awards including Vietnam’s Golden Kite award for critics choice.

Timothy directed 2009’s POWDER BLUE about four lost souls desperately searching for love and miracles within the underbelly of Los Angeles.  The picture stars Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, Jessica Biel, Ray Liotta and Lisa Kudrow.  It was released in 2010 by Image Entertainment.
In early 2009, Timothy and fellow Vietnamese American filmmakers founded their own distribution company called WAVE RELEASING.  WAVE RELEASING’s recent releases are OWL AND SPARROW, A FOOL FOR LOVE (DE MAI TINH) which was released in 2010 and SAIGON ELECTRIC in 2011.
Timothy is in preparations to direct DIE LAUGHING – About a femme assassin and a sweet-natured pho chef, together, they take on an impossible mission to deliver a mysterious silver metal case from Saigon to Da Nang in 36 hours.

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