On Courage

In this episode we dive deep into the unique journey of professional film and television actor Ferdinand Hoang. 

Born and raised in war-torn Vietnam, Ferdinand shares his wonderful story of resilience, survival, opportunity and achievement. 

From humble beginnings, Ferdinand's quest for survival instilled in him a sense of determination and grit that would shape his future as an established and successful screen actor. He reflects on the serendipitous moments that led him to work in the Australian entertainment industry, highlighting the importance of making oneself available to seize unexpected opportunities.

From navigating the audition process to living the highs and lows of rejection, Ferdinand's experiences offer a candid glimpse into the realities of pursuing a career as an actor. Throughout our conversation, Ferdinand also shares the concept of calculated courage – the idea of taking risks while remaining grounded and strategic in pursuit of one's goals. 

We can learn a great deal from Ferdinand's determination and indomitable spirit, whether you're an aspiring actor or simply someone navigating the challenges of chasing your dreams. 

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Guest Bio:
Ferdinand Hoang is a versatile actor who has been in the industry for over 30 years. He has worked with acclaimed directors and actors like Gregory Peck, Michael Caine, Cate Blanchett, Bruce Beresford, Phillip Noyce, Tony Ayres. His feature film credits include The Quiet American, Mao’s Last Dancer, Little Fish and Jasper Jones. He loves experimenting with different genre of performances: drama, horror and especially comedy, as evident in his most recent role in ABC's reboot of the beloved sitcom Mother and Son.



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Intro & Outro Music:
"Deep Ambient" by Coma-Media
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Creators & Guests

Eira Joy Aringay
Ezra May Aringay
Ferdinand Hoang

What is On Courage?

On Courage is a podcast where unique stories and creative voices are lifted up with gratitude.

We interview and study people that we admire, people who have dared to pursue unconventional and competitive career pathways and life endeavours. People who have tried, failed, succeeded and overcome challenges through exercising courage and creativity.

We're on a mission to showcase people with great passion and ambition; those with valuable insights to contribute to their industries and communities and importantly, with enduring wisdom to pass onto the next generation of creative thinkers and makers.