Director Bao Tran wants to get his feature made, and here's what he has to say...
I need your help in making a movie. Whether you came to see my short films Bookie and Black Coffee during the film festival rounds or online, I want to thank you for your incredible support. It has kept me going through many tough times in my career. I’ve been fortunate to have spent the last few years editing feature films in my motherland Vietnam for amazing directors and I’m proud of the work I’ve done there.
But now it's time to direct my first feature film. THE PAPER TIGERS is a Kung Fu comedy that will be made in the USA. It promises to be an entertaining action movie that portrays complex characters of color in a progressive light. If you've been following the #OscarsSoWhite and whitewashing casting controversies you’ll know that we can’t trust big Hollywood studios to tell our stories responsibly - which is why we’re doing it ourselves. This is pop culture as activism, and we hope you'll join our fight. Follow the link above to donate.
Bao Tran, writer/director
Michael Velasquez, producer
Al’n Duong, producer
Yuji Okumoto, producer