Made in Vietnam timeline

A history of the film's journey from pre-production to film festivals

2008 › The Big Idea
January 2013

Preliminary Trip

First time Thi Vo visits Vietnam since leaving the country when he was only 1.5 years old.
Purpose: To make contact with the only lead he has, family friend Great Uncle Sang and to scout location.

Video montage of that first journey

January 2014

The Journey Begins

Production of Made in Vietnam with the magnificent seven. Consisting of best friends and film industry colleagues.

September 2017

Film is finished

Film is finished post production.

October 2017

World Premiere Calgary International Film Festival

Made in Vietnam makes it's debut as world premiere at the Calgary International Film Festival 2017.
Two sold out show's with an added third encore which was also sold out.

November 2017

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

Toronto premiere as official selection for the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival.