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353 - Chris Wong + Weiko Lin - Who Composes Music in Vietnamese Films?

1h 16m | May 28, 2024

Christopher Wong is a film composer. He is known for his musical scores in Vietnamese theatrical films and independent Asian American films including Journey from the Fall, First Morning and The Rebel. He trained under Academy Award winner Jerry Goldsmith.

Weiko Lin has wrote and directed original plays and musicals that have been produced, workshopped, or received stage readings at various theaters. They include UCLA Royce Hall, UCLA Black Box, Veteran's Wadsworth Theater, David Henry Hwang Theater, Chicago's Silk Road Rising, The Loft Ensemble, and Japanese American National Museum.

His original song LOVE THAT WAS (Music by Christopher Wong) was performed as part of the ASCAP Songwriting Showcase at 2018 Dramatist Guild National Conference. His newest musical RISE TO THE TOP will have its Workshop Concert Performance in the Arts District at Japanese American National Museum in February 2024.  

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