Posted on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 · Leave a Comment 
From the release:
Tran’s film career started in New Zealand where she directed music videos before moving into short films and eventually directing a full-length feature. She continues to work in film and advertising and has directed global campaigns spanning digital, experiential, and social, for brands such as Dunkin’ Donuts, U by Kotex, and Schick. Most recently a director at Ghost Robot, Tran’s list of residencies includes Massey University, Asia New Zealand Foundation, a Script to Screen fellowship with NYC’s Killer films, and the Berlinale Talents, not to mention the slew of personal projects she always has brewing.
Fashion designer turned director Sally Tran, has always been hands-on. From curating her tactile fashion events to capturing worlds on camera, she has always been interested in the multifaceted means of artistic expression. She brings that same sensibility to Scholar with her unique blend of live-action, in-camera technique, and post know-how.
Tran’s unique upbringing in the industry is refreshing, and according to Scholar Co-Founder & Director Will Johnson, “Sally is like a bolt of lightning. She’s electric and there’s an emotional texture to her work. She doesn’t rely on anyone thing to get an idea across and as a company, we want that. More visionaries, more unique voices. We never want to become that one-note-type of studio and Sally is the antithesis of that.”
Tran also represents an exciting female perspective in a male-dominated industry and according to Campbell, “Sally is a strong lead for the up-and-coming talent we’ve been fostering, and as a mentor, collaborator and director, we couldn’t be more thrilled that she’s chosen to join our team.”
As Tran puts it, “the world of Scholar excites me because the director I think I am likes to play with the idea of fake and real. I can elevate a concept from stop motion into CG modeling, from retro analog into intentional lo-fi 3D,” and finding the perfect approach to best tell any given story is something Scholar is well known for.

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