About Bao

Mentored by master action director Corey Yuen, Bao’s approach draws on spectacle through story and character. Screen Anarchy praised his written-and-directed short BOOKIE for its “flawlessly realized world populated by entirely fleshed out and believable characters, driven by a compelling narrative and brought to sumptuous life.” His editing credits include CHO LON, one of Southeast Asia’s highest-budgeted action blockbusters, and JACKPOT, a heartfelt comedy selected as Vietnam’s official entry to the 2016 Oscars for Best Foreign Film. THE PAPER TIGERS is an upcoming indie action-drama-comedy that will be his first feature film as director. Ain’t It Cool News enthusiastically declared Bao as “a director I expect to see big things from.”

Director Tran Quoc Bao

Coming Soon

The Paper Tigers

THE PAPER TIGERS - A Kung Fu Indie For the Underdogs

“Sounds pretty awesome. I'm in!” – Angry Asian Man


Demo Reel


The Challenger

THE CHALLENGER - writer.director.editor (USA)

“Wild and heavy on the action!” – Ain’t It Cool News


BOOKIE - writer.director.editor (USA)

“A little gem of a film, flawlessly realized.” – Screen Anarchy

Black Coffee

BLACK COFFEE - director (USA)

“Highly entertaining and fraught with tension!” – Rogue Cinema

Cho Lon

CHO LON - editor (Vietnam)

In the heart of Saigon, there’s a place where promises are still written in blood.


JACKPOT - editor (Vietnam)

• Official entry for the 2016 Academy Awards, Best Foreign Film

• Winner, 2016 Golden Kite Awards: Best Picture & Best Actress