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:http://www.cbs.com/shows/amazing_race/
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.
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.
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: www.saigoneclipse.com
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.
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.