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ABOUT ME

I’m a second-generation Vietnamese-American student studying film production and screenwriting, aspiring to direct the type of shows and movies that make the audience laugh, wonder, and cry in the span of an hour. I want to shed a spotlight and uplift the stories of people and organizations that are often overlooked by giving them a platform to amplify their voices. My favorite movies are The Farewell, Inside Out, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri. I’ve worked on short films, music videos, commercials, documentaries, and most recently a TV pilot. My favorite of those being an experimental short film I wrote and directed about my experience with anxiety and depression. I want to work on projects that push me out of my comfort zone, help me grow as a storyteller, and expose me to different perspectives.

Accolades (Film)

 

Filmmaker of the Year

-Orange County Film Festival (2019)

Orange County Register Artist of the Year

-Semifinalist, Film/Animation (2019)

Write off the Page

-Official Quarter Finalist, Drama: SE Pennsylvania Teen Filmmakers Showcase (2021)

-Official Selection, Best Fiction: Flint Youth Film Festival (2021)

-Official Selection, Best Short Film: Lift Off Online Sessions (2021)

headspace

-Official Winner, Best Independent: Orange County Film Festival (2019)

-Official Winner, 1st Place Overall: TVT Southern California High School Film Festival (2019)

-Official Winner, Best Cinematography: TVT Southern California High School Film Festival (2019)

-Official Finalist, Best Experimental: All American High School Film Festival (2019)

-Official Finalist, Best Editing: All American High School Film Festival (2019)

-Official Selection, Best Experimental: All American High School Film Festival (2019)

-Official Selection, Best Cinematography: Orange County Film Festival (2019)

-Official Selection, Best Editing: Orange County Film Festival (2019)

-Official Selection, Best Experimental: Philadelphia Youth Film Festival (2019)

-Official Selection, Best Personal Essay: South Bay Student Video Festival (2019)

-Official Selection, Best Experimental: National Film Festival for Talented Youth (2019)

Carol

-Official Winner, Best Spot Feature: Orange County Film Festival (2019)

-Official Finalist, Best Non-Fiction: South Bay Student Video Festival (2019)

-Official Finalist, Best Short Documentary: IGen Film Festival (2019)

-Official Selection, Best Documentary: Saul Zaentz High School Film Festival (2019)

-Official Selection, Best Cinematography: Orange County Film Festival (2019)

-Official Selection, Best Story: Orange County Film Festival (2019)

Univision Show Open  

-Official Winner, Best Show Open: Orange County Film Festival (2019)

-Official Selection, Best Cinematography: Orange County Film Festival (2019)

-Official Selection, Best Editing: Orange County Film Festival (2019)

Fire

-Official Winner, Best 24 Hour Music Video: Orange County Film Festival (2019)

Happier

-Official Selection, Best Music Video: Orange County Film Festival (2019)

Enough is Enough

-Official Selection, Best Spot Feature: Orange County Film Festival (2019)

Battles

-Official Winner, Best 24 Hour Music Video: Orange County Film Festival (2018)

-Official Finalist: Cut the Gap! Vienna Gender Equality Short Film Festival (2018)

-Official Winner, Best Music Video: Scout Film Festival (2019)

Sword and Shield

-Official Selection, Best Spot Feature: Orange County Film Festival (2018)

 

Fragile

-Official Selection, Best Music Video: Orange County Film Festival (2018)

Accolades (Photography)

Orange County Register Artist of the Year 

-Nominee, 2D Visual Arts: Photography (2018) 

Marin

-Laguna Festival of Arts 2019 (June-August)

-Imagination Celebration 2019 (April-May) 

Floating Angie

-Irvine Fine Arts Center "High School Art Exhibition 2018" (March-April)

-Imagination Celebration 2018 (April-May)

-US Congressional Art Competition 2018 (May)

Chapel

-Irvine Fine Arts Center "High School Art Exhibition 2018" (March-April)

Nagano

-Irvine Fine Arts Center "High School Art Exhibition 2019" (March-April)

Winter

-Irvine Fine Arts Center "High School Art Exhibition 2019" (March-April)

Overpass

-Irvine Fine Arts Center "High School Art Exhibition 2019" (March-April)