Bao Tran

Bao Tran

Director, Editor and Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

Member Since:
June 2015
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About Bao



  • Jackpot

    Jackpot (2015)
    Film (Comedy) Editor A poor lottery ticket hawker fends off lecherous millionaires, fast-talking ex-cons, and jealous housewives to make a living for her and her daughter. But when a ticket that she originally set aside for a long-time customer as an IOU hits the major jackpot, she must decide whether to keep it for herself or sell it as promised.

  • Black Thread

    Black Thread (2015)
    Film (Short, Action, Crime, Drama and 1 More) Producer A hitman finds himself caught between his desire for revenge and damning himself to a hell of eternal suffering.

  • The Challenger

    The Challenger (2015)
    Film (Action and Short) Director A young Kung Fu fighter, eager to make a name for himself, faces his hero in an underground challenge match.

  • Bui doi Cho Lon

    Bui doi Cho Lon (2013)
    Film (Action) Editor In the heart of Saigon, there's a place where promises are still written in blood.

  • Out

    Out (2011)
    Film (Short and Drama) Editor Released after 15 years in prison, J.C. Lee tries to reconnect with his estranged son, Troy and discovers he is not exactly what he expected.

  • $5 Cover: Seattle

    $5 Cover: Seattle (2010)
    Television (Drama) Editor The independent music scene in Seattle is a vibrant community of talented musicians. $5 Cover Seattle is a dramatic series from Humpday's Lynn Shelton that takes place over 1 weekend in the lives of 14 Seattle bands as they interact, practice, work, perform and hang out with their friends. Written by Anonymous

  • A Trip to Nowhere

    A Trip to Nowhere (2010)
    Film (Short) Editor Much is known of the atrocities carried out by Hitler and the Nazis in Western Poland during WWII, but little has been written about the Soviet occupation of Eastern Poland. Under a secret agreement between Hitler and Stalin to conquer and divide Poland between them, the Germans attacked Poland on September 1st, 1939 from the west. The Soviets attacked Poland on September 17th, 1939, from the east. In just days, Poland was completely overrun. The Soviet arrests of thousands of Polish military personnel and professionals immediately began with only some of the men able to escape into hiding to help fight the Nazis and Soviets with the Polish Underground. When the Soviet secret police (the NKVD now the KGB) came to arrest the families of this identified group of Soviet "enemies", most often it was just innocent women and children that were taken into custody. "This is when my childhood ended", says Krystyna Bałut, a deportation survivor arrested at age 10. In 4 major waves of ... Written by Grazyna Balut Ostrom

  • Black Coffee

    Black Coffee (2009)
    Film (Short, Crime, Romance and Thriller) Director Someone has found out about David's affair and is blackmailing him. David plans to make the payment to spare his political career, but he's about to find out he's been double-crossed.

  • Anatomy of a Fly

    Anatomy of a Fly (2009)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Katana

    Katana (2009)
    Television (Action) Actor In the dark recess of the Yakuza underworld, a sibling rivalry erupts into a full-blown civil war for control of a Japanese crime family. In a desperate bid to win, a Yakuza underling does the unthinkable; he kidnaps the daughter of a former assassin, hoping to use him to eliminate his rivals. The assassin however, is his own brother, who disappeared years ago to start a new life. Now forced out of retirement to do his brother's bidding, Toshiro must agree to Kenji's wishes in order to save his daughter's life. He must once again draw the family's treasured KATANA and use it to eliminate their enemies. Upon completion of his assignments, Toshiro is told by Kenji that he is not yet done. He must eliminate one more target; their youngest brother, Yoshio. A climatic showdown ensues when Toshiro realizes there is no end to his brother's ambition, and that he must risk losing his daughter and kill Kenji before his family is pulled deeper into a life where death is the only escape. Written by Anonymous

  • Bookie

    Bookie (2008)
    Film (Action, Crime, Romance and Short) Director Bookie takes place in 1963 Seattle, long before gambling was accepted social behavior for Saturday nights. It tells the story of a man who learns he can't live his life on the sidelines forever. On the night of a wildly anticipated boxing fight, crowds pack into a raucous soul R&B nightclub for a chance at alcohol, wild music, and easy money. Word is out that the champ's got the fight in the bag and Bookie takes down bets from all corners. Amidst it all, he can't help but notice the beautiful waitress Billie have a violent falling out with Jackson, her lover and Bookie's all-controlling boss. Bookie attempts to help matters, but the odds prove far more difficult -- they will have to trust each other completely to totally break free of Jackson and the nightclub. Written by Tran Quoc Bao

  • Perfections

    Perfections (2004)
    Film (Short) Writer A young student endures a hard day at high school. He arrives home and takes his first breath of freedom.

  • Flickering Memories

    Flickering Memories (2004)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Sound department Reflections of a demolished movie theater.

  • Carmen's Virtue

    Carmen's Virtue (2003)
    Film (Short and Action) Director Carmen witnesses a kidnapping and seeks comfort from her less-than-willing boyfriend Kai. When the kidnappers find out, Kai must prove his worth as he and his friends are drawn into danger at a warehouse.

  • 3:45

    3:45 (2002)
    Film (Short and Thriller) Director While waiting for an afternoon bus, a group of strangers observe some shady dealings with a package, and take advantage of a missed appointment.

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