Thanksgiving

Narrative

Produced in USA | 2018 | 11 min

Language: English, Vietnamese

Sun Oct 16 at 1:00pm-3:00pm

SET 13

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Synopsis

A traditional Vietnamese American couple prepares for Thanksgiving dinner. When their son brings home his boyfriend, they consider how to face a situation they never expected.

Van Nguyen

Director's Biography

Raised in Houston, TX, Van B. Nguyen is a first-generation Vietnamese-American writer/director whose recent short films have screened at various festivals. Her pilot script, Linage, was a second-round pick for the Austin Film Festival and her feature spec, The Fourth Estate, placed in the top 15% of the Nicholl Fellowships. Most recently, her pilot Casualties was selected to be among the top 20 of unproduced pilots by female writers for the WeForShe 2019 WriteHer List. Van currently works as an assistant director as well, after building a career in production in Austin, TX. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

Thanksgiving Film

Producer:

Peggy Chen, Ben Shafer

Writer:

Van B. Nguyen

Cinematographer:

Sandra Valde-Hansen

Sound:

Mathew Lucchesi

Editor:

Tiffany L. Taveras

Lead Actor/Actress:

Elyse Dinh, Joseph Hieu

Supporting Actor/Actress:

Devin Hong