MOCATalks with ACV presents the filmmakers of The Paper Tigers

Wed, May 15, 2019 @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm



Tickets are $15 and include wine and Museum admission. Members receive complimentary tickets. Not a Member? Join today!


Love Kung Fu movies? Crave for more representation in film? Want to support independent film? You’re in luck! As more diverse films such as Crazy Rich Asians and Black Panther reshape the Hollywood landscape, the indie film scene continues to evolve as a launching pad for new talent. Seattle-based Asian American filmmakers, director Bao Tran and producer Al’n Duong, will speak about their upcoming Kung Fu action comedy The Paper Tigers. Hear about their journey in creating The Paper Tigers, fighting for representation, achieving crazy Kickstarter goals, and how the community can help bring the project to fruition. In collaboration with Asian CineVision.


Tran Quoc Bao | Writer/Director/Editor
Mentored by master action director Corey Yuen, Bao’s approach draws on spectacle through story and character. Screen Anarchy praised his written-and-directed short Bookie for its “flawlessly realized world driven by a compelling narrative and brought to sumptuous life.” His 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. The Paper Tigers will be his first feature film as director. Ain’t It Cool News enthusiastically declared Bao as “a director I expect to see big things from.”


Al’n Duong | Producer
Al’n harbored great passion for martial arts films and NBA basketball from a young age. After reaching the staggering height of 5 foot 7 inches, Al’n put all his energy into making backyard Kung Fu films in high school using home video cameras. He continued his education in Seattle at the University of Washington, focusing on post-modern cinema and martial arts films. Having started out in camera department before transitioning to producing, Al’n brings a holistic knowledge in creative problem-solving and film set management – ensuring a productive, positive, and safe environment.


ASIAN CINEVISION, INC. (ACV), is a 501(C)(3) non-profit media arts organization dedicated to producing, promoting and preserving Asian and Asian American media expressions by artists of Asian descent; to ensure that the full spectrum of Asian and Asian American mediaworks reach diverse audiences in Asian American communities and beyond.