Balancing humility, personal mission and hard work, filmmaker Minh Nguyen has found his unique path of self-expression in his art. Minh wants to change the world, softly, smoothly, gently, and unyieldingly. Behind the calm visage and peaceful demeanor is a foundation of granite, a determined warrior, a man with a plan to break down the walls with storytelling, powerful images and his serene spirit.
Minh likes truth; it is the most effective mirror for his film’s subjects, and a weapon he wields wisely; as he likes to make his actors feel comfortable. “I’m low key, and my directing approach is to make them feel at ease; when actors come to set, many are anxious, and I prefer to ‘guide’ them so that it feels natural; I lead them to what’s going on…for them to deliver their best.” This naturalistic approach says everything about Nguyen; his personality is like an orchid bud; it opens slowly, blooms, and surprises.
After graduating from the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in Business Management in 2001, Minh moved to Los Angeles, for acting. Minh transitioned into making films as a director in 2004 with the beginning of his work in casting for independent casting director and then working on productions such as the acclaimed hit television show CSI: NY. Although not formally going to film school his work on set with over 20 plus productions under his belt is very much attributed to his solid film production experience. He has studied with a world-renowned screen-writing teacher Pilar Alessandra whom is a script consultant for the major studios such as Dreamworks.
Minh began to earn his awards for the music video he produced Jes Hudak's "Another Day" honored best Music Video of the year at the LA music awards 2009. In 2010 the short film "Gumbo" which Minh co-produced won an Audience Choice award at the Hollyshorts Film Festival. Minh also consulted a student film director at the New York Film Academy/NBC Universal program which resulted into winning an award for their short film titled "Voice in Silence" in 2011. With all of Minh's expertise and experience in the entertainment industry, he truly understands how to work with our clients and goes above and beyond what the job calls for.