Directing & Stunts with Maria Tran

Actor and martial artist, Maria Tran (Fist of the DragonMaximum ChoppageTracer) is credited with developing the martial arts action film genre in Australia through her shorts such as Hit GirlsGaffaEnter The Dojo. In this episode, Maria speaks to AFTRS Senior Lecturer in Directing, Pearl Tan about finding your voice and creating your own work and space in the screen sector. As the recipient of the Create NSW Western Sydney Art Fellowship award, Maria established the female-led film and art collective Phoenix Eye based in Western Sydney. She talks about building her career through community, the importance of having a mentor and seizing every opportunity in the pursuit of goals.   


Produced by Rhi Mooney & Fyona Smith.

Assistant Producers Wendy Gray and Alicia Emery.

Presented by: Nell Greenwood 

Voice Over: Cam St Clair

Intro: Chris Neave

Music: Extreme Music - Andrew James Christie, Billie Ray Fingers, Bruce Fingers, Jasha Alain Klebe


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