The 3-and-a-half-minute-long bugger took two weekends to produce, two weekends to shoot and one weekend to cut. Altogether it was an interesting experience to me because I'm used to working with what I can get with the access, time and characters I'm provided as a video journalist. But when it comes to film, you gotta be one meticulous dictator. Storyboarding, acting, a lot of that is in a director's hands and takes a long time to plan out... very different from turning around a piece within a day or two. Well, in any case. Tadaa!
Bluffing from Lam Thuy Vo on Vimeo.
Cameras: 2 x Canon 5d Mark ii
Audio: Marantz PMD660
Son: Joshua Wolper
Father: Andrew Ng
Gangster 1: Reggie Ho
Gangster 2: Jackie Chow
Gangster 3: Anna Li
Father's Girlfriend: Sompor Wannapat Suranant
Directors of Photography: Darren Hayward, Nora Tejada
Sound Design: Tristan Ahtone, Emile Denichaud
Stylist and location scout: Catherine Tai
Editing: Lam Thuy Vo
Director: Lam Thuy Vo
Writers: Kieran O'Hare and Lam Thuy Vo
Producers: Lam Thuy Vo and Catherine Tai
Production Assistants Thomas Derpinghaus; Steven Case
Special Thanks: Tim O'Roarke; David Chan
Please also watch some of the films and a trailer that were part of the screening and I could find on the web:
From the Hong Kong chapter:
Canned by Julian Harley, Thomas Derpinghaus, Nora Tejada and Tammie Rhee
From the New York chapter:
The Williamsburg Hair by Matt Rivera and Zachary Timm:
A film produced by Zach Timm and Matt Rivera for the Filmshop Presents Unprotected screening about Gawker's infamous Williamsburg Hair (Chris Lancaster).
more info about the Filmshop got to: http://thefilmshop.org/
Giant Orange Head by Sean Yeaton:
A short film. hi 8. based on a joke I heard and loved.