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Tofu Man

Tofu Man is an unexpectedly candid portrait of Duc Nga, a former Vietnamese refugee
who came to Australia, seeking a better life after being orphaned at fourteen years of
age. Weaving Duc's story with his tofu making business makes for a film of surprising

  • Andrew Robb
    Millennium Man, Good Night, Cook Book, Creek, Leave Me Alone
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    10 USD
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  • St Kilda Film Festival Melbourne
    May 7, 2014
    nominated for Best Documentary
  • Sunshine Short Film Festival
    October 30, 2013
    Australian Premiere
    Best Film, Mobile Category
  • Setting Sun Film Festival
    May 14, 2014
    Best Documentary, Cultural Diversity Award
  • Viet International Film Festival
    Los Angeles CA
    July 16, 2014
    USA Premiere
Director Biography - Andrew Robb

Andrew has been making short films for fifteen years. His multi award winning documentary "Tofu Man" and comedy horror "My Ghoul" have been screened in many festivals around the world. His favorite food is beans on toast.

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Director Statement

Across the road from my house in Sunshine Melbourne, nestled between the suburban
weatherboards, lies an old milk bar. Inside, Duc Nga and his small team work long hours,
creating handmade tofu for the local Vietnamese community.
This film started out as a result of my curiosity - I just wanted to know how tofu is
made, However, as I listened to Duc talking, I realised there was more to his story then
just coagulated soy milk. It is an asylum seeker success story of great heart and humour,
and quite timely in today’s political climate.