Nguyễn Đức Minh, the Việt Kiều director of the internationally award-winning “Touch”, has recently returned to Việt Nam to begin casting for his latest film.
Producers of “Kỹ nữ máu và tình yêu xanh” (“The blood sex worker and the blue love”), Minh’s latest film, recently announced casting dates for the lead actor and actress.
Instead of giving the roles to stars, Minh has opted to go for actors based on his gut feelings.
Good-looking males and females aged from 20 to 27 can apply for the roles of a man who just broke up with his girlfriend and lost his job and a strange girl nicknamed “Come on call”.
Applications can be sent to the Thiên Ngân Film Studio, 9/2 Tôn Đức Thắng, District 1 or via email, at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filming for “Kỹ nữ máu và tình yêu xanh” will begin in June and the film is expected to hit screens for Valentine’s Day 2014.
Minh’s 2011 debut, “Touch”, which cost US$200,000 to make and won prizes at the Santa Rosa and Boston International Film Festivals, the Vietnamese International Film Festival and the Atlanta Asian Film Festival, gave him name recognition in both Việt Nam and the US.
The critically-acclaimed film, which was shot entirely in the US and was screened in Việt Nam early last year, touched viewers with the captivating storyline of an unexpected friendship, and then blooming romance, between a Vietnamese-American manicurist and a Western mechanic in modern Los Angeles.