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Eat Your Cake; I'm a Vietnamese Refugee Short Film (Full Length) – 2010 Documentary Animation

Eat Your Cake; I'm a Vietnamese Refugee

Short Film (Full Length) – 2010 Documentary Animation

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This short documentary follows refugee Mitchell Pham from a Vietnam War prison camp to a new home in New Zealand. Director Sally Tran — a 2013 Killer Films Internship Scholarship recipient — uses an interview with Pham as an adult, and live action mixed with animation to recreate the harrowing childhood journey. DIY more than CGI, the animation process was based on Vietnamese folded paper-craft. Requiring 20 volunteers, the 10,000 animated pieces of paper (and a rich score from The Sound Room) provide suggestive weight to Pham’s story of survival and courage.

Key Cast & Crew

Sally Tran

Producer, Director, Writer

Andy Nguyen

As: Mitchell at 12, Oliver

Mitchell Pham

As: Himself

It was a great adventure, but things quickly changed for the worst …
– From the narration

Produced by

I Am Team

Source

Sally Tran

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Acknowledgements

Funded by Creative New Zealand’s Screen Innovation Production Fund and the Asia NZ Foundation

Music

Sound design, music and mix: The Sound Room, with Marshall Smith and Tom Fox