Nadine Truong

A German-born Vietnamese filmmaker, Nadine Truong earned her MFA degree in Directing in 2009 from the American Film Institute Conservatory. Nadine received the Mary Pickford Scholarship for Excellence in Directing at AFI. She was one of three female directors in AFI’s competitive program, and the only fellow to write and direct two award-winning thesis films. Truong premiered her first feature film SOMEONE I USED TO KNOW (written by West Liang), starring Brian Yang (Hawaii 5-0), Rex Lee (Entourage) and Tzi Ma (Rush Hour), in 2013. Two years later, she directed the teen comedy feature SENIOR PROJECT, (written by J. Lin) with Ryan Potter (Big Hero 6), Vanessa Marano (Switched At Birth), and comic Margaret Cho in the lead roles. Truong directed two episodes of the 2017 web comedy MISERY LOVES COMPANY (created and written by Emily C. Chang and Sara Amini). Her episode titled “Racist” went on to become a semi-finalist at the NBCU Shorts Festival. Truong's 2017 drama I CAN I WILL I DID marks the first time she is in both the writer and director seat for a feature length film. Starring Tony Award nominee Mike Faist, the film was a finalist for the Grand Jury Award for Excellence in Narrative Feature Filmmaking at the Los Angeles Asian American Film Festival. At Florida’s Sunscreen Film Festival, it received the awards for Best Feature and Best Supporting Actress. In July 2017, the film garnered the Audience Choice Award at the Asian American Film Festival, New York.