This issue of the A-Profiler, Raymond Lam interviews
Derek Nguyen writer and director of The Potential Wives of Norman Mao,
a short film featuring George Takei (Narrator), Ed Lin, Tina Chen, Ron Nakahara, Cindy Cheung, Michelle Ang, Find out who some of Nguyen's inspirations are, why he creates films, and how he would rate his cooking skills.
What movie/film best describes who you are?
I canít decide. Itís either Amelie
or Hannah and Her Sisters
. Oh, or Casablanca
. Iím usually not this indecisive!
Whatís a more difficult challenge writing or directing?
Definitely writing. Creating things from nothing is incredibly difficult. But I love it!
Why choose Norman Mao as the main characters name? Is this character based off someone you know?
Norman Maoís name just came to me when I was writing it. I liked the way it sounded. Some people have asked if there are any political implications to his name and there isnít. I just liked the way it sounded. His character was inspired by personal experience actually. There was a period of time in which my step-mother would try to set me up with all these women every time there was a family function. She was quite obvious about it and it made