My names Vanna Hem, Cambodian film maker born in 1984. I started to work related in Media and film industry in 2008 with a local NGO called Support Children and Young People (SCY), I worked there for 3 years and my job responsibility was training young reporters how to produce film documentaries.
In SCY I had a good chance to work with 30 local young reporters in every year by assisting them to make film on social issues, especially the films on children and young people issue. All the films which I helped to produce were screen in a popular local channel called Youth Today Program.
In year 2010 I moved to work in Cambodian German Cultural Center (Meta House) as the film coordinator. I have improved my experienced a lot in film producing through film training course and involve working with some projects with international filmmakers.
During working with Meta House I have involved producing few films with international film maker on Garment Factory in Cambodia, drama, and other general documentary.
At the same time at Meta House I help to coordinate film school which supported by Geothe institute, this can improve my film skill a lot better.
In 2010 I started to work as a freelance film maker and I was asked to produced some films for local NGOs here.
At the same time I started to work as research intern on Lady boy who work in sex industry here and start to do more film focus on LGBT communities in Cambodia.
There are 7 films I have produced by myself
1- My names Untac (Cambodian African lady boys life) 12mn film with English subtitle produced in 2012
2- Too late to change (52 old lady boys life in the countryside) 10 mn film with English subtitle produced in 2012
3- Two lives one heart (A young lady boys life in Phnom Penh who struggle to get her freedom) 17 min film with English subtitle produced in 2012
4- Gay pride film 2010, 45 mn film with English subtitle
5- Gay pride film 20111, 30mn film with English subtitle
6- Floating House Floating life (Lives on floating village)
7- Gay pride film 2012 30mn film with English subtitle
8- Two lives under the storm (a life of 7 years old girl living with HIV) 10 mn film produced in 2009
In producing film, I am usually in the position of cameraman, script writing, and producer.
Beside making film, I have been involved with making commercial TV spots with local film makers and I was selected to be a model in 2 TV spots and acting in a short film.