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Production Services

We offer full production services as well as produce commercial films for our local and overseas clients.

Location Services

We Manage Locations for feature films, documentaries, television programs and new media for international and local markets.

Facility rentals

Our One-Stop-Shop facility offers large production offices, 2 sound stages, as well as 4 post production suites.

The CREATV Company, your Production Partner in Vietnam & South-East Asia

The CREATV Company is Vietnam’s longest established private production company. We provide full production and line producing services to Feature Films, Television Commercials TVC’s, Television Programs, Documentaries and Digital Media filming in Vietnam & Southeast Asia.

- Othello Khanh, Founder & MD
We facilitate: line producing, location scouting, fixing and filming services. We offer creative content development, production offices, studio rentals and full post production to Film Studios, Television Networks, Production Houses, Advertising Agencies and Clients Direct.
We are your private Vietnam film office experienced with obtaining film permits and work visas; providing crews, equipment, transportation, accommodations and the temporary importing and exporting of your gear. We provide Vietnam Film Commission consultancy and tax information on filming in Vietnam.
Located 15 minutes from downtown Ho Chi Minh City, convenient for local and international crews. From pre-production to production to post edit suites, 2 air conditioned sound stages, and onsite canteen and guest house, we’re your one-stop-shop.

 

TEAM – Our People
Othello Khanh | Founder and Managing Director

Othello is Managing Director at the Creatv Company. Award winning writer, director, producer. Born and raised in Paris, France in 1964, son of fashion icon Emmanuelle KHANH and renaissance man Quasar KHANH. Started career in 1984 at RSC&G and Publicis Conseil leading French advertising agencies. His passion for film making led him to study at ESRA Paris before working in film and commercial productionand as cameraman, editor and director for French television channels TF1, A2, FR3.

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Othello moved to Mexico in 1993 and shot, directed & produced the Latino American Studies Association Merit in Film award winner documentary “Ballads without a Face” featuring legendary rebel leader Sub commander Marcos. The distribution of his film led him to Los Angeles in 1995 where he got active with the Latino community and screened his film at the AFI Film Fest 95.
Landed in Ho Chi Minh City in October 95 – during a solar eclipse, which inspired his 2007 Houston WorldFest Special Jury Award winning feature “Saigon Eclipse”. Directed the first TV commercials in Vietnam for brands such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Unilever and P&G before founding the one-stop-shop: CREATV Company the most renowned motion picture, TV and commercials production house in Vietnam with prestigious international clients such as Warner, CBS and Paramount Pictures.
In 2011 Othello wrote, directed and produced in collaboration with Cinétévé (Paris) the 52 minutes documentary “Florence Cassez, the ultimate recourse” shot in France and Mexico. The broadcast on National French Network France 5 eventually led to free the innocent woman from a 93 years jail sentence. Othello co-wrote and co-produced the 90 minutes documentary “the tale of An Phuc House”, Award winner of the Best Feature Documentary film at the 2013 New York City International Film Festival and Jury Award at Vietnam’s 18th National Film Festival in Nam Dinh.


Irene Trinh | Head of Production, Int’l Services and Feature Films
Irene is Head of Production and Feature Films at the Creatv Company. In this capacity, Irene is responsible for the overall strategy and development of the Production and Features. She has produced eight feature films since relocating to Vietnam in 2005. Her most recent film is Huong Ga: Rise, directed by Cuong Ngo, which is in post-production (2014). Her first film was Sai Gon Nhat Thuc (“Saigon Eclipse,” 2007, Special Jury Prize Best Drama, Houston Worldfest) directed by Othello Khanh.
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Prior to moving to Vietnam, and for six years, Irene was the Marketing Director at PS Production Services Ltd., a camera, lighting and grip equipment rental house supplier to the Canadian film and television production industry with offices across Canada. Irene was responsible for the company’s marketing initiatives, activities and client relations directed at some of Canada’s top Producers, Line Producers, Production Managers, DOP’s, and Gaffers, as well as international studios: Paramount, Universal, Lion’s Gate, etc.
Prior to joining PS, Irene was an independent producer/production manager on television serials such as: “Know Your Child” for Discovery Channel Canada and “Suzuki’s Nature Quest” for YTV Canada and Discovery USA.She has served as the Executive Director of the Vietnamese Society of Motion Picture and Television Pioneers and was responsible for the launch of three multi-disciplinary art and cultural festivals held at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre. Irene has also served on the Board of Directors of the Toronto International Reel Asian Film Festival, one of North America’s premiere venues for Asian cinema.
Irene majored in English literature and western history at Toronto’s York University. She then completed her general accounting diploma at Humber College. In 2005, Irene returned to her studies at Ryerson University on a part-time basis, where she completed her Marketing and Business Management Certificates.

Daniel Gordon Jones | Executive Producer
Daniel is CREATV Company’s Executive Producer.He has worked in the creative, marketing and production industry for almost 22 years.
Daniel started his career in London, working in client service at two of the best agencies in the world, DMB&B (IMP) and then Bates Dorland.
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He always had my sights on travelling the globe so when offered a position at Bates Vietnam he immediately said yes and set off on a big worldly adventure. After some initial hesitation, Daniel managed to settle in and start to really appreciate Asia and working in this part of the world. Though the job came with many challenges of developing markets,he found as a brand advocate, he was truly able to innovate and steer brands unlike the UK.Daniel became General Manager at Bates in 2003 and then moved to DDB VAC in 2007, to take the agency through a DDB Worldwide buy out and achieve the wholly owned DDB Group Vietnam status in 2012. After 4 years as CEO he decided on a new career path and joined The Creatv Company to help lead the change into digital & commercial content and beyond.
Throughout his tenure Daniel has consistently set his sights on building world-class teams producing world class work by generating insightful and cut-through marketing concepts, driving innovative strategy resulting in effective ROI, profitability & growth for clients brands and the overall organisation.

Justin Lewis | International Production Development
Originally from the UK where he started his career in TV and film, Justin called Australia home for 16 years during which time he has worked as both Director-Producer and DOP in both countries and across a wide range of genres in documentary, factual entertainment, and music. He is now based in HCMC where he works in development of TV projects for the Creatv Company as well as continuing his directing work on international productions.
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He has credits with most major production companies and broadcasters in Australia and many in the UK and US such as Foxtel, Channel V, NatGeo, History Channel, Channel 4, ITV, Sky, Discovery Channel and The Travel Channel. He has directed and shot recent factual and entertainment series such as The Embassy, Recipe to Riches, Inside The Wildfire, So You Think You Can Dance and most recently has directed the 2nd and 3rd seasons of the highly successful Aussie Gold Hunters for Discovery Channel.


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