យូរៗគេឃើញមានស្រ្ដីមួយពីរដែលក្លាយទៅជាផលិតករដែលមានភាពប៉ិនប្រសព្វ និងមានចំណូលចិត្ដខាងវិស័យខ្សែភាពយន្ដ។ សម្រាប់នាង Maria Tran ដែលជាស្រីភេទគឺមានការលំបាកក្នុងការប្រលូកក្នុងវិស័យនេះ។
ប៉ុន្ដែនៅក្នុងការសិក្សាភាសាអង់គ្លេសក្នុងបរិបទអូស្រ្ដាលីនៅពេលនេះ លោកអ្នកនឹងមានឱកាសបានជួបជាមួយនឹងនាង Maria Tran ដែលជាស្រ្ដីវ័យក្មេងរូបស្អាតស្រស់ឆោមឆាយ តែមានចំណូលចិត្ដខាងវិស័យផលិតខ្សែភាពយន្ដបែបសកម្មភាពប្រយុទ្ធទាត់ធាក់។
ក្រៅពីការផលិតខ្សែភាពយន្ដ នាង Maria Tran ក៏មានចំណូលចិត្ដខាងកិច្ចការសង្គមផងដែរ ដូចជាជួយជំរុញលើកទឹកចិត្ដដល់យុវជនឲ្យពួកគេមានភាពក្លាហានក្នុងជីវិត។
Kung-fu, Australian style: filmmaker Maria Tran
I meet Maria Tran on her way from Melbourne airport to the Asian Australian Film Forum. The young woman with big eyes and a friendly smile carries an enormous suitcase and a heavy backpack with her. Maria explains that she has also brought her gear to film part of her ‘Quest for Jackie Chan’ project in Melbourne.
Maria Tran is passionate about action movies. ‘Quest for Jackie Chan’ is a documentary film project celebrating the action movie actor Jackie Chan and his dedicated Australian fans.
I first knew Maria when she produced a kung-fu mini-series ‘Maximum Choppage: Round 2’ in 2008. It was commissioned by ABC triple J TV. As well as producing the series, Maria played the main female character and choreographed some of the fighting scenes in this ninja movie.
For a young Australian to pursue the dream of being film maker is not easy: it’s a tough industry to break into. But breaking things is something Maria wants to do with her career in film.
“I’m interested in film making because I believe we live in the world where we’re able to connect so much globally. And film, radio, television and media is such a powerful thing for us to break down stereotypes, break down indifferences and have harmony,” she says.
Maria’s other passions are youth empowerment and discovering the hidden stories of people from all walks of life.
Listen to Maria speak about her work and the struggles she experienced as a young, Asian female film maker in the Australian film industry.