Hung P. Nguyen
Initial PGF Award: Graduate Film Scholarship, Narrative Film, 2006, Cary Grant Film Award
Hung P. Nguyen was born in a refugee camp in the Philippines in 1982; his family had fled Vietnam and was en route to the United States. He received his B.A. in film studies from the University of California, Berkeley before coming to LMU. Hung’s first film, Her Love/Life screened domestically and internationally, and continues to travel the festival circuit. Hung’s most recent work, Going Home, a documentary which chronicles the eve of his father’s departure for permanent monastic life, will soon start its festival run. Hung is the first recipient of the Cosgrove Family Endowment Scholarship at LMU School of Film and Television. He is the director of photography on a number of films and enjoys taking pictures. His paintings and installation pieces have been exhibited nationally.