Dave H. Macon is a Vietnamese immigrant who overcame extraordinary challenges to become a successful businessman, director, and the driving force behind Edmonton-based film production company, 198t’s films. Escaping the war in Vietnam and dealing with the heartache of his father’s imprisonment, Dave faced immense adversity upon arriving in Canada. Settling on a farm and grappling with the English language, he demonstrated incredible resilience and determination.
Dave’s passion for cinema, particularly films from the 80s, fueled his creative spirit and ultimately led him to establish 198t’s films. With “115” as his debut project, not only as a producer but also as a director, Dave has transformed his vision into a reality, bringing captivating stories to the big screen while championing diversity and nurturing local talent. His remarkable journey from a young immigrant to a successful entrepreneur and now a film producer and director serves as an inspiration to many.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Dave is a dedicated family man, balancing his career with the joys and responsibilities of raising a young family. His experiences have shaped his unique perspective and drive, making him a trailblazer in the Canadian film industry and beyond.