KELLY PADGETT

TV. FILM. PHOTOGRAPHY.
"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing"” ― Socrates

Inside a Pagoda, I’m told its some 300 years old. Clearly there have been renovations over time, still a nice find, hidden away from most of the world. 

"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing"”
  Socrates

Inside a Pagoda, I’m told its some 300 years old. Clearly there have been renovations over time, still a nice find, hidden away from most of the world. 

Mỹ Xuyên, Vietnam.
In Living Color. 

Mỹ Xuyên, Vietnam.

In Living Color. 

Somewhere near Mỹ Xuyên, Vietnam.
“Simplicity, patience, compassion.These three are your greatest treasures.Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.Patient with both friends and enemies,you accord with the way things are.Compassionate toward yourself,you reconcile all beings in the world.” ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
His name is Thạch Ken Buddhist Monk, 81 Years old. When my friend Hy went back to his home town for a wedding, and to deliver a print of this image to Mr. Ken, he didn’t want to talk too much about his personal life. All he wanted to say is that in the next life he hopes to live in one of the following countries, Thailand, Cambodia, America, England, or France. He also relayed the message for me to take care of my health. 

Somewhere near Mỹ Xuyên, Vietnam.

“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”
 
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

His name is Thạch Ken Buddhist Monk, 81 Years old. When my friend Hy went back to his home town for a wedding, and to deliver a print of this image to Mr. Ken, he didn’t want to talk too much about his personal life. All he wanted to say is that in the next life he hopes to live in one of the following countries, Thailand, Cambodia, America, England, or France. He also relayed the message for me to take care of my health. 

Mỹ Xuyên, Vietnam.
I will get her name when i return, and try to get part of her story. 

Mỹ Xuyên, Vietnam.

I will get her name when i return, and try to get part of her story. 

“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”
  Mahatma Gandhi

Mỹ Xuyên, Vietnam.

“All this he saw, for one moment breathless and intense, vivid on the morning sky; and still, as he looked, he lived; and still, as he lived, he wondered.” ” 
  Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Back to Nature Somewhere near Mỹ Xuyên, Vietnam.

Mỹ Xuyên, Vietnam 

“Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.” 
― Criss JamiDiotima, Battery, Electric Personality

A change of pace, something different.

“I want you always to remember me. Will you remember that I existed, and that I stood next to you here like this?”” ― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

Hy Le, somewhere near Mỹ Xuyên, Vietnam.

“I want you always to remember me. Will you remember that I existed, and that I stood next to you here like this?”” 
― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

Hy Le, somewhere near Mỹ Xuyên, Vietnam.

"In this song are the words and feelings I never had the courage to say to you in person. I knew who you were from the moment we met again, and again i was afraid. The first person i meet on my journey home is the first and only person I ever loved when I left. Faith has ensured that we be together and together we will forever be. I came home not because of my family but because of you."
- (The letter I wrote for the film) 

Binh, from Saigon, but shot in Go Cong, Vietnam 
A still frame from my short film. Unfortunately it won’t be completed and has to be re-shot when i have more time and different crew, and perhaps a little money. I still hope to make this dream a possibility. 
Concept - Kelly Padgett
Story By - Kelly Padgett / Phil Wyatt
Writer - Phil Wyatt
Original Song - Đoàn Nhược Quý
Directed By - Kelly Padgett
Starring - Ngo Thanh Binh / Nhan Phan

"In this song are the words and feelings I never had the courage to say to you in person. I knew who you were from the moment we met again, and again i was afraid. The first person i meet on my journey home is the first and only person I ever loved when I left. Faith has ensured that we be together and together we will forever be. I came home not because of my family but because of you."

- (The letter I wrote for the film) 

Binh, from Saigon, but shot in Go Cong, Vietnam 

A still frame from my short film. Unfortunately it won’t be completed and has to be re-shot when i have more time and different crew, and perhaps a little money. I still hope to make this dream a possibility. 

  • Concept - Kelly Padgett
  • Story By - Kelly Padgett / Phil Wyatt
  • Writer - Phil Wyatt
  • Original Song - Đoàn Nhược Quý
  • Directed By - Kelly Padgett
  • Starring - Ngo Thanh Binh / Nhan Phan
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” ―Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds


Somewhere between Sa Đéc and Cần Thơ, Vietnam
Photo by me, Edit by Hy Lee. Hy is learning to edit photos, and getting into photography. You can see Hy in the image after this one. 

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” 
Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

Somewhere between Sa Đéc and Cần Thơ, Vietnam

Photo by me, Edit by Hy Lee. Hy is learning to edit photos, and getting into photography. You can see Hy in the image after this one.