This was the original project that brought me out to Vietnam. I have been a long time fan of comics, superheroes, and action films, so the opportunity to create the marketing artwork for a fantasy film was something that I could not pass up. The Vietnamese title is "Lua Phat" which means "monk on fire." The film starred Dustin Nguyen, Ngo Thanh Van, and Thai Hoa as warrior monks in a fantasy desert town setting. Much of the art direction was drawn from old western movies which the english title, "Once Upon a Time in Vietnam," would suggest. Bao Tranchi did an amazing job ceasing unique and exclusive costumes for the actors. I spent about a month on set during the final days of filming shooting much of the background elements including buildings, skies and BTS images which gave me a feel for the characters. Once principal filming had wrapped, I septa a day in studio shooting the individual characters in various poses for the final artwork. The images were used in a variety of outlets including standalone cutouts, posters, and billboards. Below are some of the posters that were hung around the city as promotional tools.