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Dustin Nguyen


Dustin Tri Nguyen is the producer of the highest box office in Vietnam, “Long Ruoi”, as well as the script writer of the highest grossing romantic comedy to date in Vietnam, “De Mai Tinh”.

East Winds Film Festival was honoured to announce that Dustin Tri Nguyen would be arriving in Coventry for the European Premiere of his latest film, “Once Upon A Time in Vietnam”.


We had the honour of welcoming to Coventry the brilliant director of the record breaking “Pee Mak” – the multi-award winning Banjong Pisanthanakun.

An acclaimed director and scriptwriter, Pisanthanakun has been responsible for some of the breakout films from the horror genre of Thai cinema, including “Shutter” (2004) and “Phobia” (2008).


A rising name in Hong Kong cinema, Andrew Fung Chih-chiang has made the seamless move from being a successful in-demand script-writer to a director of note in a short space of time.

Fung’s latest film as both writer and director – “The Midas Touch” – is another example that Fung is a rare breed of Hong Kong filmmaker that can strike a balance between understanding genre sensibilities whilst maintaining a keen interest and understanding of local Hong Kong issues.

Michelle Wai


Michelle Wai was a part-time model before entering the entertainment industry. She has quickly established herself as one of the brightest young actresses to emerge from the Hong Kong film industry.

Michelle was present for an exclusive audience Q&A and to introduce her films, “Girl$” and “Triad”.

Jason Ninh Cao


Jason was born in Vietnam and moved to London, England in 1986. He graduated from Kingston University with a BA Degree in Product Design in 1998.

It is when he started work in film and television in 1995 that he discovered his love for acting, and since that moment, his dramatic career has taken off.

Jason was in attendance for the European Premiere of “Once Upon a Time in Vietnam”, in which he stars alongside Dustin Nguyen.