Episode 81

Published on:

19th Dec 2023

Identity, Standing-out, and Writers as Performers - Joanne Macias interviews Maria Tran

Welcome to a special series of episodes, where WestWords Academy members, and Alumni, interview their favourite creatives.

Maria Tran is a Vietnamese-Australian actor, filmmaker, and martial artist who has won multiple awards for her work in film, TV, stage, and performance. She also specializes in fight action choreography and is the founder of Phoenix Eye Films, a female-led production company based in both Australia and the US. She is a multi-talented Vietnamese-Australian artist who has made a name for herself in various fields such as acting, filmmaking, and martial arts. She has worked in film, TV, stage, and fight action choreography. https://www.mariatran.co/

Academy Member Joanne Macias is a multi-disciplinary writer from Sydney who has had her first publication in the Living Stories Anthology, and upcoming second publication with Illographo Press. Her works explore themes of discovery, identity and internal strength. Although Joanne has only been writing for a short period of time, being creative was nothing new, as she is an avid photographer and line artist. Her art has been recognised and shared by well known musicians and has her first photo being published in an upcoming anthology with Illographo press. Acceptance into the Academy in 2023 pushed me to have more faith in my writing, find out how to become a well rounded author with all the little bits and pieces never normally thought of, and most importantly, become connected with amazing creatives, both emerging and established to inspire and guide for long term success.

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The WestWords Podcast
Short and sweet interviews with some of WestWords' favourite presenters
These bite-sized conversations with some of WestWords' favourite presenters cover many of the skills required by writers of all stages of development, from the heart of Greater Western Sydney.