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Reality TV Primetime

The Amazing Race: Seasons 3, 10, 13,15 & 22

CBS Prime-time









The Amazing Race season is back in Vietnam with Créa TV – 1st Unit  production support. The Amazing Race is a CBS, American reality-based television show produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and debuted in August, 2001. Presently it is in it’s twenty second season. Créa TV  first line produced 2 episodes of The Amazing Race Series in 2003 and facilitated episode 5 of season 22 shot in Hanoi, November 2012 was broadcast on CBS Prime-time and AXN in March 2013 . The program, in consideration of the Vietnam episodes, were awarded an Emmy award for Best Reality Program each year ever since. The premise of the show involves 10 – 11 teams of two, who have a prior relationship be it dating, married, friends or family, travel around the world in a month competing in various challenges and picking up clues. At each leg there is pit stop. Generally the last team to arrive will be eliminated from the competition. The prize? $1,000,0000 to the winning team. 10 teams racing live across Vietnam in different directions, a cast and crew of almost 200, 12 camera teams, helicopters, and boats all make this a very challenging production.  Massive amounts of preparation and coordination were needed to make the race run smoothly. It’s an exciting adventure and the type of project that Créa TV really excels at line producing.  The race is a smashing success and most probably “the Greatest Show on Earth”.  To view the episode highlights, see the blogs and more information, check out the website:

Créa TV also facilitates Amazing Races coming from all over the world….

Amazing Race Asia:  Season 3                       Amazing Race Australia:  Season 1                    Amazing Race Israel: Season 1                    Amazing Race Norway:  Season 1

Reality TV Primetime

Miss Universe Pageant

NBC Universal - NBC  Telemundo

Créa TV is proud  to have the privilege to be part of the Local Technical and Logistic team support to NBC Universal & NBC Telemundo to the 2008 Miss Universe Pageant held in Nha Trang,Vietnam last July 2008 joining the ranks of an elite worldwide team headed by The Trump Organization, The Miss Universe Organization, NBC Universal & NBC Telemundo.  Créa TV with its capacity to provide high standard equipment and multi-lingual personnel fluent in VietnamEse, English, Spanish and French created a highly competent environment for this multi-cultural, big-event entertainment. Créa TV provided a month long pre-pageant coverage for “El Camino a la Corona” and the live coverage and broadcast of the finals for NBC Telemundo, the Spanish-language affiliate of NBC Universal.


Reality TV Primetime

Mega Builders: Season 5, Episode 4

Discovery Channel

Spanning the Saigon River
In Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon), engineers are on a mission to modernize. Construction is underway to raise Phu My Bridge, a brand-new $100 million cable-stayed bridge. The bridge is a cornerstone in a visionary plan of growth. Vietnam is nation rising out of a long economic slump, but as the country begins to flourish, progress is bringing gridlock to the streets of Ho Chi Minh City. The Phu My Bridge will be a critical link in a new highway system that the city’s planners hope will relieve traffic congestion in the urban core. The job to solve the problem falls on the shoulders of a crack engineering team. Construction Manager Kurt Feller faces the brunt of pressure to build the bridge. He must lead the team, and deliver the bridge on its due date – Independence Day in Vietnam. It’s a job the former Swiss military Sergeant takes on like a man going into battle… Written by Adrian Callender


TV Commercial

Balay “Espera” TVC

Director: Daniel Azancot

Production Co: Alamo Films, Madrid

Agency: FCB/ TAPSA

Director Daniel Azancot of Alamo Films, Madrid and advertising agency FCB/ TAPSA chose Vietnam for its eclectic Asian look and fabulous locations as the backdrop for a series of Europe bound commercials for Balay Electronics. The TVC project entitled “Espera” (To Wait) tells the story of the relation between and service given by Balay towards its consumers. “To Wait” and serve their costumers amidst their hectic daily life. From across the globe, talents came from Australia, Thailand, Spain, Singapore and the U.S. Shooting took place on several locations across Vietnam. In Halong Bay, a luxurious, nostalgic replica of a 1910 Indochine paddle steamer, called the Emaraude, was our main location. Other locations were shot in and around Ho Chi Minh City. The settings of the location highlighted the beautiful colors and textures of Vietnam.

TV Commercial

National Geographic “Sony Digital”  TVC
Director: Lam Burman

Production Co: Créa TV

National Geographic came to Vietnam on behalf of a commercial project with Sony Electronics to introduce an upcoming Sony Digital Still Camera.

Director Lam Burman from Canada, Australian producer William McQueen, and Canadian photographer  Yue Yue Ronald, with 1st Unit – Créa TV production team traveled to the northern hill town of Sapa, near the border of China for a 3 day shoot.  Arriving from Hanoi by the famous Victoria Express Train,  the crew spent the days trekking to remote locations in the highlands, filming the new Sony Camera operating in some very rugged conditions.

Feature Film

Saigon Eclipse(2007)

Director-Producer: Othello Khanh

Production Co: Créa TV

Saigon Eclipse is a full length 35mm feature film shot entirely on Location in Vietnam, inspired by the historic and famous “Tales of Kieu” by Nguyen Du. Directed by Créa TV  partner Othello Khanh, the film is one of Vietnam’s biggest domestic productions to date.  Khanh, Créa TV  and Executive Producer Doug Dales assembled a powerhouse production team and an all-star cast of local and international stars.

Please see the Saigon Eclipse Website for more information:

The Story
Saigon Eclipse” takes place in present day Ho Chi Minh City. It is inspired by the characters and themes of Nguyen Du’s 19th century masterpiece “The Story of Kieu”, a work considered to be the most important epic poem written in Vietnamese. This ancient story relates the destiny of a young, beautiful and talented Vietnamese woman who sacrifices herself for her family.

This epic poem chronicles the fate of Kieu, a beautiful young girl, who soon after her secret engagement, returns home to find her father is about to be imprisoned on trumped up charges.  Kieu offers herself in payment for her father’s debt without fully understanding the ramifications of the decision. A stunning and tragic story of loyalty and the perils of beauty, it was written as an allegory for Nguyen Du’s beautiful country Vietnam, which has often been possessed and abused by others.

Corporate Documentary

The Phu My Bridge – Saigon, Vietnam (2007- 2009) – Construction Time Lapse

Director-Producer: Othello Khanh

Production Co: Créa TV

The Phu My Bridge is the first major privately-funded project of its kind in the country. It was designed and constructed by BBBH, a consortium of Germany’s Bilfinger Berger Civil and the Australian company, Baulderstone Hornibrook. Their client was the Phu My Bridge Corporation, a private Vietnamese group with a 30-year license to operate the bridge. Drawing on their previous experience building large-scale cable-stayed bridges in Vietnam and around the world, BBBH was able to complete the project months ahead of schedule and within budget. Construction started in February 2007, and the bridge was opened to traffic in September 2009. The Phu My Bridge now stands as a new landmark in the city, one that connects Vietnam’s present to its exciting future on the world stage.
The video was produced by Créa TV, pioneer of time lapse technology in Vietnam, as introduction of director Othello Khanh’s Vietnam 2020 film project.