#177 – Interview with Nick and Luke from Mint Volcano – International Filmmaking Duo

American writer-director-editor Nick Vaky and Taiwanese photographer-cinematographer Luke Liu form a filmmaking and production company/art collective. Nick and Luke’s serendipitous meeting took place in Taiwan. They quickly discovered they have an abundance of chemistry between them and forged a lasting creative partnership, resulting in a prolific body of work encompassing short films, photo shoots, and diverse projects. Their collaborative endeavors extend to the YouTube channel Mint Volcano, dedicated to sharing their passion for Asian and Taiwanese Cinema through film analyses and reviews.

How did Nick’s journey lead him to Taiwan? What cultural hurdles did he encounter when acclimating to his new environment? What distinctive artistic styles define Nick and Luke’s body of work? And what does the future hold for this talented duo?

Mint Volcano’s Youtube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/@MintVolcano
Nick Vaky’s portfolio and details can be found at his home page https://nickvaky.com/
Luke Liu’s body of work can be located at his home page https://jungfengliu.com/

Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Guests Nick Vaky and Luke Liu aka Jung-Feng Liu. Edited by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune written and performed by Nick Grivell.

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