Lao Horror

From what I have seen, Mattie Do is quirky, funny and rather pretty!.

Mattie is a talented young film director, she´s also Lao, and did I mention, pretty?

She is shooting her second horror film,  ນ້ອງຮັກ (Nong Hak), or in English, DEAREST SISTER. Her first film Chanthaly was shot two years ago (amazingly for under USD5000!) Chanthaly became the first Lao film to screen in major festivals outside of Southeast Asia. It had its American premiere at the Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX. After that, the film screened all over the world!

Personally I´m not really in to horror movies, for the sole purpose that they scare the shit out of me! (Mattie seems to love blood!). What brings this film to my attention is the fact that it´s a Lao film, made in Laos by a Laotian!

The majority of the funding for the film was the result of her online campaign to raise money for the project, sadly this post comes a little too late as I think the campaign has ended (today, July 2nd), however if you want to see what perks were available head over to here, and who knows?, you may still be able to donate something and be a part of Lao film making!









4 thoughts on “Lao Horror

  1. Horror movies scare me too – and Nong Hak, being Lao – would probably give me nightmares for days – haha. Looks really interesting though, and congrats to Mattie!! 🙂

  2. This is really strange. I used to go to your blog years ago to look at your pics of food and behind the scenes food prep because I like to eat, and I like to eat pretty food. Fancy finding myself on your blog. Thanks for the moral support!

  3. Great blog, great food.

    Awesome trailer! I’d love to see the whole movie. I wonder if Mattie is my “shadow” from Tenaya Middle School in good ol’ Merced, Califirnia?

  4. OH my god!!! What a memory! Yes, we went to that ghetto little school together! Good times! Well, maybe times weren’t so great in that place, but we had great memories. I imagine your kid is a properly independent and functioning human being now. I’ve forgotten so many names and faces from childhood, but I never forgot you! Hope life is awesome for you!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s