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SCA Presents: Writer/Director Bao Tran & Composer Daniel L.K. Caldwell

July 1, 2021 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Writer/Director Bao Tran
& Composer Daniel L.K. Caldwell
Thursday, July 1st
7:30 PM
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The SCA is honored to host a very special evening with Writer/Director Bao Tran and Composer Daniel L.K. Caldwell. Bao and Daniel will discuss their recent success, The Paper Tigers – and the role of music in the film’s storytelling.

To help us prepare, please send questions ahead of the talk to board@seattlecomposers.org.

Watch the trailer and the movie by way of the Northwest Film Forum website…enjoy!

About Bao Tran

Mentored early on by master action director Corey Yuen, Bao was instilled with an approach to action that doesn’t rely solely on spectacle, but also draws on 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. His first directorial feature THE PAPER TIGERS garnered praise from Collider as “an impressive feature debut with confident command of the narrative and action alike, it’s an absolutely lovely time at the movies.” Rotten Tomatoes named it one of the Top Ten Asian American Movies of all time with a Certified Fresh rating.

About Daniel L.K. Caldwell

Daniel L.K. Caldwell is a composer based out of Seattle, WA. Over the last 10 years, he has scored hundreds of commercial videos and multiple feature length and short films. Recent credits include Prospect (2018), The Paper Tigers (2020), and Room 203 (2021).


The Paper Tigers is streaming now on several platforms and available through the Northwest Film Forum.
Here is more about the film:

The Daily Beast The Daily Beast
Filmmaker Bao Tran writes about the struggle to make his film “The Paper Tigers” and why he stuck to his creative guns.
Variety Variety
With only a couple of clicks of the dial and a little dash of hybrid vigor, the hackneyed can be made fresh again, a point proven by Tran Quoc Bao’s silly and special little kung fu comedy…
Rotten Tomatoes Rotten Tomatoes
Three martial artists–notorious in their prime…



July 1, 2021
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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