Marée Basse / Low Tide – Christo & Jeanne-Claude’s Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped Exhibition

By Quan CM Tran | 2021-11-09
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Marée Basse // Low Tide was filmed in Paris during September and October of 2021 in celebration of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped exhibition. Thank you to the City of Paris and to Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s team. It was a gift to be there during that moment in time.   Created by Quan…

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D CEO Names Dallas CASA’s Human Trafficking work as finalist for Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards 2020

By Quan CM Tran | 2020-06-15
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D CEO named their finalists for their 2020 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Award. Dallas CASA’s work in developing material to combat human trafficking was recognized as a finalist this year. The film, I Stopped Counting, which I co-directed with Tiffany Kieran was part of the curriculum. You can view the film below. And you can…

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La Vie en Rose by Lucy Dacus, Paris Cut

By Quan CM Tran | 2020-04-02
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This is an ode to Paris with a cover of La vie en rose by Lucy Dacus. Images have been swirling in my head since hearing her cover and they’re all laid out here. It was in some ways an avenue to channel some of the restless anxiety that’s been building up in the midst…

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Houston Astros Reach Out for 2020 Season

By Quan CM Tran | 2020-03-07
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The Astros reached out to me to use a short clip in a commercial to promote the upcoming season. I didn’t know what part they would use. But as a lifelong fan, I wanted to show support after what has been a winter of discontent. Cheaters. Conspiracy. Hubris. Intrigue. Betrayal. Never in a million years…

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“I Stopped Counting” featuring T. Ortiz for Dallas CASA Premieres

By Quan CM Tran | 2020-02-28
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Over the past year, I’ve helped Co-Direct and Co-Produce a short doc with Tiffany Kieran about T. Ortiz and her journey of surviving human trafficking within the foster care system with help from her CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocate). The film is entitled “I Stopped Counting.” This project was spearheaded by Dallas CASA and their program…

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Film Pitch for Devices heads to Big Vision Empty Wallet in New York

By Quan CM Tran | 2019-06-01
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My friend Terence Bernardo has been writing a screenplay for a feature length project for a few years along with Lori Chodos called Devices. Now it is one of three projects chosen to pitch at Big Vision Empty Wallet, a great film incubator program promoting diverse stories and artists in partnership with the Writers Guild…

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Genevieve Gorder for Yankee Candle

By Quan CM Tran | 2018-09-21
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I just recently finished up some new social media work with designer Genevieve Gorder for Yankee Candle. There’s another batch coming, and I’ve got to say, the candles smell nice. She’s got such a fun energy and great taste as well. View this post on Instagram A beautiful candle makes all the difference… I’m excited…

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New Campaign For Keybank

By Quan CM Tran | 2018-08-31
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Work for a new KeyBank campaign wrapped up to promote their checking accounts. I was able to reconnect with Director Jeff Bednarz on this work, which was great. He directed the Yellow Ribbons spots I cut over a decade ago that led to my first AICE award so I’ll always be grateful for that. The…

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An Unlikely Statesman

By Quan CM Tran | 2018-06-09
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This past summer, a friend told me about the Bun Cha place Anthony Bourdain and President Obama ate at in Hanoi. I looked at a picture they had taken (not this one) of the table. It had become a shrine of their meal. I laughed and shook my head. Only Tony could pull that off.…

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Kristen Schaal Lends Her Voice For Zaxby’s

By Quan CM Tran | 2018-05-01
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What do you think of when you think about a Zensation Chicken Zalad? Kristen Schaal, naturally. Kristen personified the comeback of the popular salad. The team told me about the tweet we used in one of the spots (it’s real) and how the person on the other end freaked out when they decided to use…

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