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We were contacted directly by Unilever London to work on an exciting board for a digital commercial for Comfort fabric softener.

This job involved quite a lot of art direction, building a walking wardrobe that shoots a bloom of flower petals at a young lady when she was under stress through the day.

We had a lot of fun shooting the walking wardrobe on the busy streets of HCMC district 1, and received a lot of strange looks from locals and tourists.

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Our production ” STING Trust ” lead by Executive Producer Daniel Gordon Jones reaches close to 5 Million Views in less than a month.
“Although it was a complicated shoot in PepsiCo’s high tech factory and a stadium, the final tvc beats our high expectations, mainly because we had a great client and agency to work with.” DGJ
Client: Pepsi Co.
Agency: JWT.

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The Creatv Company is proud to showcase it’s latest production in Offshore Exploration documentation. Russian Oil and Gas giant Rosneft chose the CREATV Company to produce a documentary about their 2016 Vietnam Drilling Campaign. The footage was shot from February to April 2016 in the Nam Con Son Basin, in HCMC and in Vung Tau.

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The Creatv Company welcomed back the amazing team from Sputnik Media for the upcoming fourth season of the award-winning Jobs Without Frontiers.  This time around, we tackled getting deep inside Vietnam’s postal service system.  Working closely with Vietnam Post (with southern region headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City), the Creatv Company and Sputnik Media joined two Postmen from a rural, remote Post Office on a 5-day, intensive look and first hand experience of the daily life of Vietnam Post.
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Four postal workers from Belgium joined two of their Vietnamese counterparts, as the Belgian workers tackled doing the job of a Vietnamese postal worker through diverse terrain that included travel by foot, bike, and boat in order to deliver the daily mail!  While the work itself can sometimes be similar, and though the language barrier can be broken, ultimately, it’s the raw emotions of adapting to the local way of living and the bonds that bind, then ultimately separating as the Belgian team heads home, is what drives the emotional journey that is Jobs Without Frontiers.

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The Creatv Company sends our hardiest thank you to the amazing people at Vietnam Post, and salute our postal workers both Vietnamese and Belgian!

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2014 was a crazy, wacky year full of excitement and emotion. We chased lost planes and delivered mega shows. We had tears of joy and produced exhilarating projects.

Thank you to our amazing clients and partners for giving us the opportunity to work on such cool projects. Above all, a great thank you to our wonderful and loyal teams who gave  life to these ideas. So Long 2014, Hello 2015!

Here is our latest work.

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We had a great commercial season with a wide range of work. From full animation work to live shoots with post overseas as well as finishing in our state of the art in-house post production department.  We shot lifestyle, action, comedy, lots of kids. Although a lot of the work was shot in our sound stage in Saigon we shot a lot on location all across Vietnam.  Our team of producers had the the pleasure to work with directors from continents across the planet: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Thank you to our Clients and partner agencies for their continuous support.  A great THANKS to our hard working team who’s made our company what it is for the last two decades.

 INTERNATIONAL SERVICES

On land, on water and in the air. The year started with the broadcast of the Bachelor USA episode we shot for ABC Warner, an extraordinary shoot with a total crew of over 300 heads inclusive of 250 US crew and 10 metric tonnes of equipment in transit. We’re used to big American shows, but this one surpassed anything we had ever line-produced before. Job was done on time, within budget and safely in Danang between two Typhoons hitting the central coast.  Our second large scale project came from Italy: ORIANA, a period miniseries taking place in the late 60′s. We reconstituted a bombing and its aftermath in old Saigon, the furious battle of Dak To in the central highlands and had the full support of the Vietnamese Army who let us film the Bien Hoa Airbase and their Bell-Huey helicopters.

In the wee hours of March 8, our MD received a laconic phone call: “Hi, this is the New York news desk, can you pass some phone calls for us?”  It was ABC News and they were looking for a plane that went missing as it was entering the Vietnamese waters. This was an intense job as we set up teams in Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia for about 3 weeks to cover the investigation for the major US Network. The plane was never to be seen again. We closed the year with a less emotionally charged topic, proving research and production support for another US network show: Andrew Zimmern had decided to return to Vietnam to shoot a second “Bizarre Food” episode, this time in Ho Chi Minh City. Stand by for more news as the show will air on the Travel Channel in early 2015!

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The news hit the prompters this December. Google announced that Vietnam became the 3 largest country per capita – after the USA and Japan – to consume video through mobile devices. This trend was confirmed by the growth of our productions in this department.  In February Pepsi and BBDO invited us to follow 2 chartered planes bringing home 364 less fortunate students and factory workers who were given a chance to return to their home town and regroup with their family after years of separation. A lot emotion for this Tet program. Later in the year we produced a series of web documentaries for AIA Insurance and their Agency Bates, Chi & Partners. This heartwarming series follows real people, their real challenges and how they deal with them.  The AIA “Real Life Never Stops”  Youtube channel received numerous visitors.

The CREATV company worked with Client Bee Talk to introduce their new application in Vietnam. The fun and youthful film features pop sensation Thao Nhi as she builds up a band to perform in a park. Another musical piece was produced for the launch of Vietnamese blockbuster “Huong Ga”. This Music Video shot in Mui Ne features movie Star Truong Ngoc Anh in leather and lace, rocking away in the desert amongst scorpios, flaming oil drums and memories from her past. We also produced two online films for Lowe Vietnam and their client Unilever for their products Omo and Omo Matic. check them out.

OTHER SERVICES

Other notable works in 2014 include “Gentle” a Feature Film produced by our partner CoCo Paris LLC whom we assisted as a local production partner. We also produced 2 oil and gas related corporate films for Petro Vietnam and French company Perenco. These projects included offshore aerial cinematography and follow a long line of oil and gas projects.

Our facilities were quite busy as well: another season of Vietnam’s Next Top Model was shot in our studios and our post production facilities got a major upgrade with DaVinci Resolve Grading and Smoke Online to complete our one stop shop services.

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VIETNAM’S GOT TALENTS!

You are an undiscovered talent, you want to be become famous, appear on Magazines, Television and Movies?

Créa TV, the CREATV company is launching a country wide talent search to update its Talent and Models division database.

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We are looking for male and female, kids and adults, classical and original, local and foreign, from earth and from outer space.

If you are interested to participate, please send a recent photo of yourself, willing friends or relative, with name, date of birth, phone number and email to

casting@creatv.com

 

TÌM KIẾM TÀI NĂNG VIỆT NAM

Bạn có tài diễn xuất? Bạn chưa được biết đến? Bạn muốn được nổi tiếng, được xuất hiện khắp các tạp chí , truyền hình và trên màn ảnh rộng ?

Créa TV đang tổ chức một chương trình tìm kiếm diễn viên và người mẫu trên khắp Việt Nam.

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Chúng tôi tuyển nam nữ, trẻ em ,người già , lớn tuổi, người Việt hay ngoại quốc, ở Việt Nam hay trên toàn thế giới .

Nếu bạn quan tâm , vui lòng gửi cho chúng tôi những hình ảnh cá nhân chụp gần đây nhất , kèm theo tên, ngày sinh, số điện thoại của bạn tới địa chỉ email

casting@creatv.com

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VIETNAM’S GOT TALENTS!

You are an undiscovered talent, you want to be become famous, appear on Magazines, Television and Movies?

Créa TV, the CREATV Company is launching a country wide talent search to update its Talent and Models division database.

CreaTV-Talent Wanted Ad ENG

We are looking for male and female, kids and adults, classical and original, local and foreign, from earth and from outer space.

If you are interested to participate, please send a recent photo of yourself, willing friends or relative, with name, date of birth, phone number and email to

casting@creatv.com

 

TÌM KIẾM TÀI NĂNG VIỆT NAM

Bạn có tài diễn xuất? Bạn chưa được biết đến? Bạn muốn được nổi tiếng, được xuất hiện khắp các tạp chí , truyền hình và trên màn ảnh rộng ?

Créa TV đang tổ chức một chương trình tìm kiếm diễn viên và người mẫu trên khắp Việt Nam.

CreaTV-Talent Wanted Ad VN

Chúng tôi tuyển nam nữ, trẻ em ,người già , lớn tuổi, người Việt hay ngoại quốc, ở Việt Nam hay trên toàn thế giới .

Nếu bạn quan tâm , vui lòng gửi cho chúng tôi những hình ảnh cá nhân chụp gần đây nhất , kèm theo tên, ngày sinh, số điện thoại của bạn tới địa chỉ email

casting@creatv.com

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Branding Teaser
27Jun
2014

Have a creative day!

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Créa TV is Southeast Asia’s foremost film production companies bringing unparalleled experience to the making of high-end commercials, television programs, corporate films, films and more recently offering news and media services. After more than 15 years of operations based in Vietnam and working within the region, Créa TV has built a unique infrastructure with production offices, 2 sound stages and an in house post-production facility. And we have extensive partnerships and resources throughout SE Asia

Essentially we provide film and production services to International Productions Houses, International Television Broadcasters, and International Ad agencies. Our recent shows and clients include: CBS Primetime USA (The Amazing Race Ep 22.5, March 2013), Warner Bros USA (The Bachelor Ep. 18.5, Feb 2014), Paramount Pictures, Fandago Italy (La Vita di Oriana, March 2014), ABC News USA (John Kerry in Vietnam,  December 2013, Malaysian Airlines MH370 missing plane – Vietnam/Malaysia/Thailand, March 2014) and BBC’s Top Gear Special Burma 2014 through our new associate partner Terry Gordon, from Asia Film Fixers

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What a strange (and sad) week!- 7 days, about 4 hours sleep per night, fixing for a major U.S news service. Hectic stuff.

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It all started at 8am Saturday 8th March, when the call comes through – a commercial airliner has gone missing and a major news outlet needs ‘eyes and ears’ on the ground. The call came from Créa TV www.creatv.com boss, Othello Khanh, asking me to spring into action to assist him and the crew – who were on their way from various locations around the world.

All we knew about Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, was that it had taken off from Kuala Lumpur, bound for Beijing, and approximately 1-2 hours after taking off, it disappeared – and most likely off the coast of Vietnam. Thankfully for our news client, we are based in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), so were in the best location to be able to provide support.

The weekend was spent watching twitter feeds, news updates, making contact with Foreign Affairs officials and preparing our local staff for what could be a very busy week – we weren’t surprised by the ‘long-hours’ to come! By Monday afternoon we had two producers, 1 camera operator, 1 sound operator and 1 technician working on the story from HCMC – a ‘fixer’ and camera operator working out of Kuala Lumpur, and a third team with ‘fixer’ and camera operator in Bangkok Thailand. The MH370 story was moving so quickly, that we had to cover all sides of the Gulf of Thailand.

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Check out the initial MH370 timeline here –http://abcnews.go.com/International/timeline-missing-flight-mh370/story?id=22912595

The story and theories of MH370′s disappearance has changed so many times – I could not for the life of me, remember every detail. What has resonated with me is this – the International news crews and productions teams (the real professionals) will not release any new information, not until they have confirmed (and this being the operative word) every piece of information is indeed ‘fact’. On the other hand, we have psuedo/semi-professional journalists hearing rumours and writing whatever the hell they like. Which only adds fuel to speculative theories and creates more work for the professional journalists.

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Our teams helped the news services follow many angles – In Vietnam we followed up on the search and rescue efforts, managing to get our crew and reporter on a 45 year-old Antonov 26 Cargo plane searching in the Eastern Sea (South China Sea) see the link here; In Malaysia we followed stories relating to the pilots, and covered the Malaysia Airlines and Department of Transport press conferences; and in Thailand we tracked down leads on the ‘stolen passports’ and tickets purchased by these passengers who gave more support to the hijack theory.

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This production support role has continued for the past 12 days – we still have fixers working in Thailand and Malaysia – the hours have been long, the sense of urgency critical and the expectations high. What we do know is that creatv can provide all of that assurance to international news and television services during international crisis. We have a wide network and experienced staff that we can allocate to any professional productions needs.

So as the story (and search) shifts from Gulf of Thailand, Southern Vietnam to the Indian and Southern oceans, our support to our client ramps-down. We are now on standby if any further information is to come out of this region of SE Asia. Our thoughts are with the families of those missing – we hope there is closure for all soon.

Terry Gordon

 

Check out one of the news pieces here –

The Film Fixer and creatv support international news crew

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