ACTOR | FILMMAKER | SPEAKER | EDUCATOR

MARIA TRAN

Maria Tran in Melbourne
Maria Tran in Melbourne

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Maria Tran with Jackie Chan

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MARIA TRAN

ABOUT

Maria Tran is an award-winning Australian - Vietnamese actor, filmmaker, and martial artist working across film, performance, and action choreography.

Her international film credits include Roger Corman's Hollywood movie "Fist of the Dragon," the Chinese mixed martial arts movie "Death Mist" and the Vietnamese blockbuster "Tracer." Maria won the 2013 Breakout Female Performer at the International Action on Film Festival & 2016 Female Action Performer of the Year, MartialCon, as director/ producer of female-led action comedy "Hit Girls". 

In Australia, she appeared on ABC's "My Place", "Maximum Choppage", Channel 10's "Street Smart", Australia's most popular comedy series "Fat Pizza" as well working as a stunt attachment on Jackie Chan's movie "Bleeding Steel" and stunt performer on "MEG" in New Zealand.

 

Her recent theatre works include the development of "Action Star" with PYT Fairfield.

In 2018, Maria received the prestigious $50,000 Create NSW Western Sydney Arts Fellowship award and established the female-led film and art collective Phoenix Eye Films based in Western Sydney.

 

Maria is also known for her documentary filmmaking work, including the landmark series "Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta", and directed/ produced "My Mother, The Action Star", winner of Best Film at the WIFT-V Fest Film Festival.

 

Her role as a Fight director began for Bell Shakespeare's "Macbeth", an action fight director for Bangladeshi film "Ayotti" and Indigenous horror film "Terror Zone." She is currently in post-production for her action-thriller feature film "Echo 8".

 

She has a strong reputation in Australia for her community, cultural & development practices intersecting with digital art practices and is in transition to extend her residency to Nevada in the United States by mid-November 2021.

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ACTION DIRECTOR/ ACTOR IN BENGALI SERIES "AYOTTI আয়ত্তি"

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Zayed Rizwan

Director | Swadesh Entertainment

“As an action director Maria Tran has done excellent work considering the time and resources we provided to her, making me wonder what she could have done if we had provided proper time and resources. she converted an average scene into a high-quality Hollywood action scene in the shortest amount of time. I really am looking forward to working with her more and she is and will be a great asset to any production. She is very easy to work with, her time management skill is great, she understands the mind of the director and she has a very positive attitude making you feel that anything can be possible” 

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ACTOR ON 'FAT PIZZA'; AUSTRALIA'S FUNNIEST TV SERIES

Maria Tran as "Suzie"
Maria Tran as "Suzie"

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Maria Tran as "Suzie"

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news

Maria Tran has been selected as 40 Under 40 Most Influential Asian-Australians 2021

“Mẹ Rồng” Diana Nguyễn gặp “Đả nữ” Maria Trần
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WORK WITH
MARIA TRAN

Maria Tran is a multi-disciplinary performing artist and filmmaker from Sydney, Australia.

 

As of mid-November 2021, she will be physically based in Nevada, USA, and working in between two continents. 

She has diverse skillsets and a vast amount of tenacious energy!

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Maria Tran speaking at Tedx
Maria Tran speaking at Tedx

Maria Tran speaking at Tedx

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Maria Tran speaking at Tedx
Maria Tran speaking at Tedx

Maria Tran speaking at Tedx

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Maria Tran speaking at Tedx

Maria Tran speaking at Tedx

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Maria Tran speaking at Tedx

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SPEAKER

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Maria Tran

EDUCATOR

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DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER

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FILM & TELEVISION

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DIRECTING IN AUSTRALIA

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ACTION MOVIES IN ASIA

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TRUY SAT/ TRACER (Vietnam)

Maria Tran in "Truy Sat"
Maria Tran in "Truy Sat"

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Maria Tran off a cliff in Vietnam
Maria Tran off a cliff in Vietnam

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Maria Tran as "Phuong Lua"
Maria Tran as "Phuong Lua"

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Maria Tran as "Phuong Lua"
Maria Tran as "Phuong Lua"

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FIST OF THE DRAGON (China)

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Maria Tran as 'Zhen'
Maria Tran as 'Zhen'

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STREET SMART (Australia)