FILMS

THƠ (2021)

Thơ ventures into romance as a Vietnamese-American panromantic asexual/ace looking for acceptance and respect.

Roles: I wrote, produced, starred, co-directed, & edited.

Specs: 7 min; Queer Teen Drama

Distribution: Retrospective of Jupiter, Film Shortage, The Light Leaks, and OutMuseum Ace of Hearts

Screenings: Outfest Fusion, Outfest, CAAMFest, aGLIFF, Viet Film Fest, Seattle Asian American Film Fest, Philadelphia Asian American Film Fest, Eaton HK, Silicon Valley Asian Pacific Film Fest, Out on Film, and WorldPride in Copenhagen & Cardiff

Awards: Best Short Film at National Black Film Festival and Audience Favorite at Cinema Diverse

Hex the Patriarchy (2022)

Sick of being bullied by their classmates, two queer high schoolers Bex and Wren strike back like anyone else would: with witchcraft.

Roles: I wrote, starred, cast, & produced.

Specs: 6 min; Queer Fantasy Teen Comedy

Screenings: Outfest Fusion Opening Night, NewFest, DisOrient, Wicked Queer, NewFilmmakers LA, Outfest, PrideFull, Fargo Moorhead LGBT Film Fest, Viet Film Fest, Sydney Women’s International Film Fest, NewFest GSA Summit, Athena Film Fest, Rio LGBTQIA+ Film Festival, AoDR Film Festival, London Lesbian Film Festival, and Pinx Film Festival

Awards: Best Art Direction / Production Design, Best Make-Up and Hair-Styling

Sick of being bullied by their classmates, two queer high schoolers Bex and Wren strike back like anyone else would: with witchcraft.

Roles: I wrote, starred, cast, & produced.

Specs: 6 min; Queer Fantasy Teen Comedy

Screenings: Outfest Fusion Opening Night, NewFest, DisOrient, Wicked Queer, NewFilmmakers LA, Outfest, PrideFull, Fargo Moorhead LGBT Film Fest, Viet Film Fest, Sydney Women’s International Film Fest, NewFest GSA Summit, Athena Film Fest, Rio LGBTQIA+ Film Festival, AoDR Film Festival, London Lesbian Film Festival, and Pinx Film Festival

Awards: Best Art Direction / Production Design, Best Make-Up and Hair-Styling

Still Queer (2023)

T struggles to maintain their strained friendship with Gwin, as they find themselves monitored by a persistent disembodied voice demanding an answer.

Roles: I co-wrote, produced, & starred.

Specs: 5-min; Queer Science Fiction Drama

Screenings: Outfest Fusion and CAAMFest

T struggles to maintain their strained friendship with Gwin, as they find themselves monitored by a persistent disembodied voice demanding an answer.

Roles: I co-wrote, produced, & starred.

Specs: 5-min; Queer Science Fiction Drama

Screenings: Outfest Fusion and CAAMFest

Heather Muriel Nguyen
San Jose, CA