Ha Phuong [Interview]

Hey Folks! I have cool interview today with the amazing singer, writer, actor, and more, Ha Phuong. It was a real treat to get to learn about this amazingly talented woman, and this very cool contest that she is running in support of the upcoming film Finding Julia, which she will star in and also wrote. And as you would suspect, she contributes to the music as well.

Here are some details on the contest:

“Lost in a Dream,” the theme song for Vietnamese actress, singer and philanthropist Ha Phuong’s new feature film, Finding Julia, takes center stage in a karaoke-style competition. Professional and amateur singers alike are invited to record themselves singing “Lost in a Dream,” which can be found at www.findingjulia.net for a chance to win a $20,000 prize. Performers are asked to edit their performance into a creative video, and send it to findingjulia2017@gmail.com.

The deadline for entries is March 15th, 2018. Five finalists will be selected to present a live in Manhattan on April 15th, 2018 where the judges will select the winner. The singer with the overall best live performance, creativity and vocals will receive a prize of $20,000. Along with this prize, the winner’s live taped performance and background information will be sent to numerous talent managers for possible interest in helping to further their career ambitions. Additionally, the finalist with the most unique live performance will receive a $5,000 prize.

So if you think you have what it takes to compete in this incredibly cool and unique contest, sign up! Now, please enjoy some amazing words from the great Ha Phuong!

As a person of seemingly endless talent as a singer, writer, and actress, I am fascinated to know what drove you to the creative world? When did you realize you wanted to be an artist for a living? Was it a deep-rooted ambition going back to childhood?

If I succeed people of color, like myself, would be part of the arts in America and would have the confidence to say, “I can do this!” That is the main factor that brought me into the creative world.

As an artist, especially in the world of music, what is the creative community like in your home country of Vietnam? Is there an element of support in this community?

The creativity in Vietnam has a rich traditional background. We enjoy sharing our culture with the world. We had a post wartime where we did not have much exposure, so it was a difficult time. The competition in Vietnam is very high. As a Vietnamese proverb says: “In difficulty, it brings us wisdom.”

What made you decide that you wanted to make the jump over to performing in the states. And while it may seem obvious to some, why did you choose New York? And how has this transition been for you?

I became an American citizen, and I know performing in America can bring a global audience. I think this inspires many other artists around the world. From the time I got married, New York was my homeland. My destiny has made New York feel as though it choose me. I love where my family is living right now, it is where my children were born, and where I have created a solid foundation. I enjoy the international cultural works in New York. I want to be a part of this cultural world we enjoy so much.

Can you tell us a bit about your upcoming film, Finding Julia, that you wrote and will star in as well? What inspired you to create this project?

This is a story of a talented girl whose mother passed away. She does not speak English fluently or understand the American culture. She is confused and disoriented, and has lost the love, support, and closeness from her once caring father. I am embarking on this project to describe how a celebrity whom already established her name in her country has to confront so much difficulty in her new country. This is my own story.

In support of Finding Julia, I have heard you are doing a pretty amazing competition for up and coming artists that sounds absolutely spectacular! Can you tell us a bit about it?

Karaoke is fun for people. I look forward to seeing the entries. To learn more about it please visit, http://www.findingjulia.net

What else does the future hold for you? Anything you would like our readers to know about?

Besides the film, I have future plans for developing more music and working with my charities and helping others.

What was the last thing that made you smile?

The last thing that made me smile would be seeing audiences enjoy my film, my daughter’s excellent report cards, and my husband’s encouraging smile towards me.

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