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Labour of Love: The Making of Pearls of the Far East

Labour of Love: The Making of Pearls of the Far East

March 20, 2013

To coincide with Pearls of the Far East screening at the Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival, Trevor Hogg chats with filmmaker Cuong Ngo, his co-producing partners Igor Szczurko and Tom Yarith Ker, cinematographer Mikhail Petrenko, and music composers Alex Pauk and Alexina Louie...

"Transitioning from short films and documentaries to a feature length movie was not difficult for Cuong Ngo who served as a producer, director and editor while making Pearls of the Far East (2011). “Since it’s my debut film, one of the most difficult things is financing,” states the native of Saigon, Vietnam. “It was so difficult to raise the funds for the project. I was so lucky to have my partners Igor Szczurko, Tom Yarith Ker and Matt Guerin on my side. They keep important roles in our project. It’s them who helped me to raise enough funds for the project.” The worldwide response to a previous project served as a creative inspiration..."


Related Composers: Alexina Louie, Alex Pauk