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Othello Khanh

Othello Khanh

Owner at The Creatv Company

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam







Award winning writer, director, producer. Born and raised in Paris, France in 1964, son of fashion icon Emmanuelle Khanh and renaissance man Quasar Khanh. Started career in 1984 at RSC&G and Publicis Conseil leading French advertising agencies. His passion for film making led him to study at ESRA Paris before working in film and commercial production and as cameraman, editor and director for French television channels TF1, A2, FR3. Othello moved to Mexico in 1993 and shot, directed & produced the Latino American Studies Association Merit in Film award winner documentary "Ballads without a Face" featuring legendary rebel leader Sub commander Marcos. The distribution of his film led him to Los Angeles in 1995 where he got active with the Latino community and screened his film at the AFI Film Fest 95. Landed in Ho Chi Minh City in October 95, during a solar eclipse, which inspired his 2007 Houston WorldFest Special Jury Award winning feature "Saigon Eclipse". Directed the first TV commercials in Vietnam for brands such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Unilever and P&G before founding the one-stop-shop: the Creatv Company the most renowned motion picture, TV and commercials production house in Vietnam with prestigious international clients such as Warner, CBS and Paramount Pictures. In 2011 Othello wrote, directed and produced in collaboration with Cinétévé (Paris) the 52 minutes documentary "Florence Cassez, the ultimate recourse" shot in France and Mexico. The broadcast on National French Network France 5 eventually led to free the innocent woman from a 93 years jail sentence. Othello co-wrote and co-produced the 90 minutes documentary "the tale of An Phuc House", Award winner of the Best Feature Documentary film at the 2013 New York City International Film Festival and Jury Award at Vietnam's 18th National Film Festival in Nam Dinh.