Old Fool Films, Ltd. is a film and video production company focusing on TV and film projects around Asia including China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Philippines and Thailand. We have also worked on projects in the UK, Belgium, Germany, France, the US and Southern Africa.

    The company focuses on creative documentaries as well as working with both corporate and non-profit organizations for research, as well as creating commercials, public service announcements and informational programmes.  Past corporate clients include Motorola, DHL and agnès b. and our nonprofit clients include UNICEF, UNDP, UNAIDS, and the Asian Development Bank.

    Having worked with many professionals in film and TV production around the world, Old Fool Films, Ltd. also provides consultancy services for film and TV related events.
    Joanna Vasquez Arong
    Producer / Director

    Joanna decided to move to Beijing in 2002 when she switched careers to filmmaking. Since then she premiered her first feature documentary, NEO-LOUNGE, in 2007 recounting intimate stories of foreigners who came to Beijing searching to break from their past. It played in over 20 festivals around the world and has won four awards, including two Best Documentary awards. Her second film, YUGONG YISHAN, which explores an ancient Chinese fable and how it relates to three generations, premiered at the Pusan International Film Festival in 2008. It won the Kyobo Award at the 29th Busan Asian Short Film Festival and the Best Short Documentary at the 8th Festival Internacional del Cine Pobre Humberto Solas. In 2009, she was one of 12 non-African filmmakers commissioned by the Rotterdam Film Festival for their Forget Africa series. Joanna relocated back to her hometown, Cebu, earlier this year to also start working on Philippine projects.

    Prior to working with documentaries, Joanna worked in various fields around the world including finance (Deutsche Bank, Asia-Pacific) and economic development (United Nations, Bangkok, Beijing & NY; Asian Development Bank, Manila). She pursued her Bachelor's degree at Boston College with a year exchange at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (BA Political Science & International Studies) and her Master's degree at the London School of Economics (MSc Development & Environmental Studies).
    Contact : joanna@oldfoolfilms.com
    Fun commercial
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Commercials for various music videos
    Agnés b.
    Philippine Hobie Challenge
    La Voie de la Soie (The Silk Road)
    Snap Cardigan Photo Exhibition Beijing
    Behind-the-scenes documentary
    Children’s Dreams
    Sign Language is Beautiful
    UNICEF (China)
    UNICEF (China)
    In Search of a Better Life
    From Arms to Farms
    UNAIDS (Philippines)
    UNDP (Philippines)

    Upcoming screening
    October 2011
    February was National Arts Month (NAM). The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) ended the month with a bang with an event dubbed as “Ani ng Singing 2009” —a colorful celebration of arts, a closing ceremony as well as “Ani ng Dangal” Awards
    CFAFF is pleased to resent arguably the best line up the festival has ever produced. In addition to recent productions byup-and-coming Filipino American filmmakers and our new music video awards, we're also presenting a classic from Philippine cinema -- D
    This year Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival showcased a record dozen works from Philippines. Unfortunately, most were indistinguishable from each other.
    APA reviews nine of the documentaries screened at this year "Visual Communications festival", including Grand Jury Prize winner, Oh Saigon.
    article from 36th FEST International Film Festival, Belgrade,SERBIA
    Article from Berlinale Talent Campus Newsletter

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