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2016 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

THE CHALLENGER

Directed by Tran Quoc Bao

Short Film, Narrative, By Northwest Filmmakers, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Action / 8 mins

Precedes:
THE REAL MIYAGI

Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
February 21, 2016 3:00 pm

Description

A young Kung Fu fighter, eager to make a name for himself, challenges his hero in an underground match.

Director Bao Tran and producers Al’n Duong and Brice Budke are scheduled to attend.


Director's Bio

Bao Tran honed his visual sense from Kung Fu movies, silent comedies, musicals, and Hitchcock. Mentored early on by master action director Corey Yuen, he was instilled with an approach to action that doesn’t rely solely on spectacle, but draws on story and character. He has directed several short films, including the award winning Bookie, and Black Coffee, which was part of a film anthology produced by Cinema Seattle. His editing credits include Cho Lo, one of Southeast Asian’s highest budgeted action blockbusters, and Jackpot, Vietnam’s official entry to the 2016 Oscars for Best Foreign Film.  He has also been named Seattle Magazine’s Spotlight Artist of the Year.   



Precedes

  1. THE REAL MIYAGI

    Kevin Derek / Feature, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 82 mins
    Follow the extraordinary life of Fumio Demura, a Shito Ryu Karate master who helped popularized martial arts in America. A Hollywood mainstay, later in life he would become well-known as the stunt double for Mr. Miyagi.

    Preceded by: BARRIO DOS: PINTADOS, THE CHALLENGER


Dates & Times

Precedes:
THE REAL MIYAGI

Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
February 21, 2016 3:00 pm