Creative production in Vietnam has witnessed tremendous growth over the years across quantity, box office, and global recognition. For example, films like Nguyen Quang Dung’s Blood Moon Party (Tiệc trăng máu) have taken in up to VND 175 billion (USD 7 million) in ticket sales. Meanwhile, Tran Thanh Huy’s independent film Rom became the first Vietnamese production to receive the prestigious New Currents Award at the 24th Busan International Film Festival.
In its year of release, Ngo Thanh Van’s movie Furie (Hai Phuong) became the highest-grossing Vietnamese movie of all time, earning VND 200 billion (USD 8 million) at the box office within four weeks of opening. Furie‘s success is particularly notable as it came with a little help from the VFX, animation, and 3D outsourcing studio Bad Clay, one of the many creative studios in the area producing increasingly impressive work.
Bad Clay, based in Ho Chi Minh City, was founded in 2013. The studio has since become one of Vietnam’s leading cinematic VFX studios, with credits on over 20 Vietnamese feature films, as well as working as an outsourcing partner for international studios like MPC and Blur Studio.