Last month, I received an interesting email from History Channel Asia‘s producer, Andy Tan regarding a 45-second special segment to be produced for TV in the Asia Pacific region for A&E Television Networks. And they wanted to shoot in:
Yup! The White Sand Dunes of Mui Ne, Phan Thiet.
After a number of email exchanges, Andy’s team finally arrived from Singapore in August 5 to shoot in Mui Ne. Windflower Mui Ne was also quick to assist and welcomed the crew to their boutique.
I also got in touch with some talents (read: friends’ kids) —
Luckily, these amazing kids, Jeth, Jean Mark, Denise, and Nikki were still in their summer break. Big thanks to the parents, Alex & Michelle Legados and Bong & Mariz Noceto for making all things possible from the wardrobe to waking up the kids ready for the 5 am call time.
The kids did wonderfully and instead of a morning and afternoon shoot, the team wrapped up in the morning. I’ve climbed the White Sand Dunes once before and I’m telling you it’s not easy. Imagine these kids sliding and climbing back up numerous times under the hot sun — well, it’s no easy task.
The concept of the shoot revolved around American photographer, Justin Mott. Justin currently resides in Vietnam.
The segment will be shown across the Asia Pacific Region in A&E Television Network’s channels.Currently, there is no History Channel in Vietnam but hopefully soon, we’d get this channel on our cable.
Thanks Andy! The kids are still raving about the shoot and we can’t wait for the final video!