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Porcelain is on The Pirate Bay!

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The Porcelain series takes its starting point in actual historic events surrounding a shipment of porcelain from Asia to Europe in the 17th century.

On the morning of Christmas 1601 the San Jago set sail from Goa bound for Lisbon. The cargo included the first consignment of South East Asian porcelain destined for the European market. On 14 March 1602, off the coast of St. Helena, the San Jago unexpectedly encountered three Dutch ships and a fierce battle followed. After three days of fighting the Portuguese surrendered and the Dutch took possession of the San Jago.

Upon arrival in Holland a huge auction of the booty of the San Jago was conducted and the profit was phenomenal since Europeans at that point did not know how to make porcelain. The importance of this auction was unprecedented and it provided enormous economic stimulus in the entire region and also provided diplomatic gifts that were used to cement the Dutch war of indepence against Spain. Among the recipients of such costly gifts were King Henry IV of France and Queen Elizabeth I of England.


This historic event formed the basis for a three-part television series called "Porcelain" filmed in Vietnam and broadcasted on Vietnamese television in March 2010.


Authentic objects from the San Jago are in a historical museum in Holland (the Zeeuws Museum) and the artists were granted the rights to use these objects in the filming of the series. Furthermore the rest of the props created for the series were later officially added to the collection of the Dutch museum, thereby recreating the past for future viewers.

Executive producers

Zeeuws Museum, The Netherlands


Produced by

The Propeller Group



Thiện Đỗ

Trần Thị Bích Ngọc


Directed by

Thiện Đỗ Episode/Tập 1

Trần Thị Bích Ngọc Episode/Tập 2

Tuan Andrew Nguyen Episode/Tập 3


Written by

Thiện Đỗ

Trần Thị Bích Ngọc

Đinh Hoàng Ngọc Khanh

Director of Photography



Series editor

Nick Fernandez


Episode 1 edited by

Thiện Đỗ


Costume Designer

Phạm Huyền Trang


Unit Production Manager

Nguyễn Thụy Bảo Ngọc


1st and 2nd A.D.

Nguyễn Hoàng Quân

Nguyễn Tấn Vũ


Associate Producer

Matt Lucero



Nguyễn Thị Thùy



Nguyễn Kim Tuyến

Nguyễn Đức Nhã

Vũ Phạm Diễm My

Nguyễn Quốc Huy

Nguyễn Hậu

Trương Thế Vinh

Mai Thành


Script Supervisor

Nguyễn Hoàng Quân
Lê Trọng Hiếu
Võ Quỳnh Hoa


Art Director

Nguyễn Đức Hồng Quang


Assistant Prop Master

Trần Trúc Bạch Hổ


Set Dressing – Props

Trần Hữu Khoa
Trần Hữu Khôi
Nguyễn Vĩnh Phú
Nguyễn Ngọc Vinh


Location Manager

Nguyễn Xuân Phương


Key First Accountant

Đặng Thị Nhã


Camera Operator

James T. Ngo





1st AC RedOne Camera

Nguyễn Xuân Bằng


1st AC [present days]

Nguyễn Nhật Nam


2nd AC RedOne Camera

Trần Văn Hải


3rd AC RedOne Camera

Nguyễn Quốc Tuấn


Production Photographer

Nguyễn Thị Tố Phương


Make-up Artist

Tôn Nữ Diệm Trinh


Make-up Assistants

Nguyễn Thị Hoá
Nguyễn Thị Út


Chief Lighting Technician

Lý Ngọc Quanh


Best Boy

Nguyễn Ngọc Giàu



Phạm Thái Tuấn
Nguyễn Thanh Phúc
Lê Thành Nguyên


Sound Recorder

Nguyễn Uy Vũ


Boom Operators

Nguyễn Ngọc Huy
Nguyễn Chân Tín


Sound Design

Alan Hayslip


Sound Editing/Mixing



Original music by

Trần Châu Ngọc Thanh


Production Assistants

Nguyễn Minh Hiền
Vũ Nguyễn Phượng Vân



Vũ Chí Thanh
Trần Mỹ Nguyên
Trần Thanh Tùng


Post Production Coordinator

Nguyễn Hoàng Quân


Graphics by

Yeti Film + Animation





Subtitles by

The Propeller Group


Film supported by

Mondrian Foundation


Special Thanks to

Christie Arends


Marketing & Distribution

Barbara Dong



Zeeuws Museum

The Propeller Group