Thursday, 29 March 2012


Tran Quoc Bao
Bookie is a short film by Seattle writer/director Tran Quoc Bao

Bao started making movies in Hi8 video at an early age. His visual sense developed from watching Kung Fu movies, silents, musicals, and Alfred Hitchcock movies.

Bookie has been praised for its "flawlessly realized world populated by entirely fleshed out and believable characters."

It has been shown at two dozen Film Festivals around the world, and won awards at the Asian Film Festival of Dallas, the Beloit International Film Festival, and the Okanagan International Film Festival.
Brian McDonald
At a Seattle nightclub in 1963, crowds gather for a chance at alcohol, wild music, and easy money, while a bookie risks everything for a waitress down on her luck.
[ Watch for our favourite screenwriting teacher, Brian McDonald, as he plays the clerk who counts out the money. He says he's not a good actor, but only did it "to get the feeling of what it's like to be on that side of the camera," which helps him when he directs. I think he does an excellent job. ]

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Malcolm said...

Great character and story. Seems like a long 20 minites.

Kathy said...

Thanks Henry, I enjoy a heartfelt romance, there are very few around these days.