menu +


We will be posting our latest works and moods. Stay tuned!

8 q

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


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 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.


Check out the initial MH370 timeline here –

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.


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.


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

8 l
This year we completed the renovation of sound stages 1 and 2. We now are glad to announce the conclusion of the upgrade of our 2 Audio Suites and Booth.
8 l

We have the pleasure to announce that our film “The TALE of AN PHUC HOUSE” won the Documentary Jury Prize at Vietnam’s 18th Film Festival held in Hai Phong!

20131031_143625 20131031_143736 ap1

8 l
Production Offices and Lounges

These past few month Créa TV has been renovating its facility big time!


Interior Designer Michele de Albert was invited to create a fresh working environment as well as a new onsite accommodation guest house. Transparency and openness were the guidelines to her work-frame.





The production offices entrance is a bright graphic  perspective leading to the new reception tiled space that opens on the producers area.




Michele incorporated modern workstations for the team of producers to work collaboratively.




The Executives wanted an open space to be working closer with their collaborators as well as being able to communicate easily.



And a large monitor linked to the network was installed for presentations and screenings.






For our new client’s lounge, Michele chose a theme of  taupe tones to go along with the Quasar Khanh Nervure cast aluminum and marble furniture.

Wooden Venetian blinds were added to give a cozy atmosphere, along with a wooden back-lit bar and a transparent beer fridge as per Executive Producer Steve Mc Lennan’s request.








Final touch to the production offices, a V.I.P. lounge was created for private meetings.

Michele chose a Créa TV orange upholstery for one of the sofa as a “clin d’oeil” to the brand’s corporate color.





Guest Accommodations




Créa TV wanted a new section of the compound to accommodate guests and filming crews, so the Villa was opened to the common areas.





First a bright dining room for crews and studio guests with a large wooden and metal table as a centerpiece, with convivial assorted benches.


And finally, a guestroom for incoming directors of technicians to spend the night after a long day shoot and be ready on set in the wee hours!




Merci Michele de Albert!

Photo credit: Fred Wissink, June 2013






8 l

Othello Khanh and Fabrice Turri documented the 40 years Celebration of Vietnam – France Diplomatic relationships at the Saigon Opera House on April 12, 2013.

France’s Consul General Fabrice Mauries, opens the gates of his residence and talks about the Paris Agreements and 1973 and the bilateral relationships 40 years later.

12 Avril 2013 – Celebration du 40eme Anniversaire des relations diplomatiques entre la France et le Vietnam a Ho Chi Minh Ville.
Avec Fabrice Mauries, Consul General de France a Ho Chi Minh Ville.

Un film de Othello Khanh et Fabrice Turri
Production: Créa TV Content

8 l

After seasons 3, 10, 13, 15 Créa TV is proud to have facilitated episode 5 season 22 of the Amazing Race, the Greatest show on Earth shot in Hanoi:
” The Amazing Race Ep. 22.5, “Your Tan is Totally Cool”: Tensions rise in Vietnam and produce the season’s best episode” Dan Eaton –


Posted on March 18, 2013By Dan HeatonSat / SunThe Amazing RaceTV


The Amazing Race Review, Season 22, Episode 5
“Your Tan is Totally Cool”
Airs Sundays at 8pm (ET) on CBS

Looking back at some of the best episodes in Amazing Race history, many of them take place in crowded cities that knock racers out of their comfort zones. Dropping teams into a foreign culture and forcing them to maneuver adds an extra layer to the challenge. This week, the remaining eight teams head to Hanoi and clearly feel the pressure of the unknown environment. With the added weight of the impending Double U-Turn on their shoulders, everyone brings their best effort to avoid last place. Well, almost everyone. Vietnam isn’t on par with India in terms of culture shock, but there are still enough obstacles to create an entertaining leg. It may not be one of the greatest episodes, but it’s easily the best of this season. The stakes feel higher as the number of teams gets smaller. After David and Connor choose to exit the stage, removing two teams seems possible. Even when Chuck and Wynona are spared from elimination, it doesn’t lessen the excitement of this fast-paced episode. She’s a weaker physical player, but the sour attitude is the real problem. She grumbles about him for the entire leg and doesn’t recognize that he’s been working tirelessly to compensate for her shortcomings. If they’re not on the same page, Chuck and Wynona are doomed very soon.

Teams depart Bali and fly to Hanoi, and David realizes they must stop after talking with his orthopedic surgeon. They travel to Vietnam but immediately locate Phil for an emotional departure. David and Connor are likable and strong, so it’s too bad that fate dealt them a rough hand. Pam and Winnie join Max and Katie on an early flight, but they miss the operating hours for the Roadblock by a short window. Everyone catches up and starts on equal footing the next day. There’s plenty of talk about the alliance and putting the target on the roller derby moms and Joey and Meghan. John’s negative impact on the game remains, and a few players take a shot at his idiotic choice to keep the Express Pass. The editors are sparing him no mercy. The problems for his alliance show the pratfalls of separating from the main group on this show. It’s better to just play it straight and be nice to everyone when U-Turns come into play. The Roadblock involves memorizing some phrases from the performance of a song depicting the wonders of socialism. No one has a huge problem, and everyone ventures on for a special blessing as they jump through a small course. It is one of those cultural tasks that is easy to complete, but Chuck and Wynona still have issues. They repeatedly try it and don’t focus on why they’re failing. It’s pretty early for killer fatigue, but it’s really set in for the Alabama couple this week.


The big showdown comes at the Detour since the U-Turn chance awaits them after finishing. Pam and Winnie arrive first and maintain their lead right up to the end. Despite their navigation struggles several weeks ago, they’re looking like front runners at this point. They stick with the plan and pin the U-Turn on Meghan and Joey, who have a charming sad face in their picture. The You Tube hosts are the second team to complete the Detour, but they’re forced to choose the other option. They’re frustrated but thankfully avoid the frequent nasty behavior from victims of this tactic. Megan and Joey make the perfect choice for the second U-Turn and pick a weak team that is definitely behind them. Chuck and Wynona are unlikely to blow through both Detour options in time to pass them. It’s rare to see teams make the right pick in this situation and is a refreshing change of pace. They fall back to sixth place but prove their mettle by handling the adversity well.

The Detour options are “Make Your Move” and “Make Your Meal”, and both are complicated endeavors. The first requires players to set up a Chinese chess board using human pieces. If they figure out the pattern, it’s simple and the better choice. However, it could lead to confusion if they miss the general idea. The other option could take longer but is straightforward. Teams must buy a large amount of ingredients from a local market and cook a popular Vietnamese dish. The challenge is purchasing the right quantity from sellers who don’t speak their language. Max and Katie are lucky enough to locate a “Fern” (a local who speaks English and is willing to help) and move into second place. Chuck and Wynona aren’t so lucky and forget the important step of grabbing some chickens at the start. He’s running off in every direction, and she’s sitting back and grumbling to the camera about him. In fact, they’re still doing this Detour when Joey and Meghan arrive there from the U-Turn. Chuck adds to the silliness by saying “Muchas Gracias” after receiving their clue. Poor guy.


With David and Connor out, it’s hard to say who will make the final leg. The most likely trio is Pam and Winnie, Max and Katie, and Anthony and Bates, both each team has a flaw that could doom them at any time. The hockey players repeatedly do well at challenges and arrive behind other teams at the next task. Either they have a slow-moving camera guy or are really bad at navigation. They end up fifth this week and must have gone through quite an ordeal based on their relief at surviving. Although the Double U-Turn doesn’t kick out anyone, it raises the drama and delivers a very good episode. The energetic pace and intense competition are really kicking into gear and delivering one of the better recent seasons.

Dan Heaton

By Dan Heaton

Dan Heaton started writing about movies after taking a high-school film class and realizing it was a lot easier than analyzing high-brow literature. He lives in St. Louis and puts his English and Journalism degrees to good use on his blog, Public Transportation Snob (, and as a contributor to PopMatters ( His favorite TV shows are Homicide: Life on the Street, Sports Night, Stargate: SG-1, and Firefly, and his favorite movies are City Lights, Casablanca, Goodfellas, and L.A. Story.

8 l

2013-03-07 17.07.30

2013-03-07 17.07.00

8 l

Wednesday 20 February 2013

8 l
8 l