“How to Fight in Six Inch Heels,” co-written and produced by Kathy Uyen is featured on the X1 Asian American destination this April in the Vietnamese Experiences collection . We had the chance to ask Kathy what inspired her filmmaking journey and how her Vietnamese American heritage influences her work.
Tell us about your film featured on X1 this month!
Kathy Uyen: Girls in high heels kicking butt! “How to Fight in Six Inch Heels” is a romantic comedy film about Anne, a neurotic fashion designer that suspects her fiancee, Kiet, is cheating on her with one of three models while on a business trip. Anne devises a plan to go to Vietnam, unbeknownst to Kiet, to befriend the models, infiltrate the model fashion industry and find out if he’s guilty or not.
How did you get into filmmaking?
What are some films and/or filmmakers that have inspired you?
How does your Asian heritage influence your work?
What is your outlook on the state of Asian American cinema?
KU: I feel very positive and excited about the growth of both Vietnamese and Asian American cinema, I think it’s amazing to work together to share our cultural stories for while its a patriotic pride to be unified as an American. It’s also a privilege to have a cultural history to explore, identify and share stories about.
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