First Generation: A short film by Jeannie Nguyen and Andrew Yuyi Truong

Collaborating with director Jeannie Nguyen, we created a short that explores the boundaries of self-expression and what it is like growing up in America as a first generation Asian American in the late 90's. We follow a young Asian American protagonist, My-Linh, through her challenges and realization of acceptance and embracing her Asian features. Beauty is subjective and can be challenging for a young Asian American female growing up where the media pushes the objectification of women and often portrays white, tall, blonde female as the ideal woman.

First Generation recently got Vimeo Staff Picked, featured on Booooooom.TV, and accepted to a few film festivals.

First Generation: A film by Jeannie Nguyen and Andrew Yuyi Truong
First Generation: A film by Jeannie Nguyen and Andrew Yuyi Truong
First Generation: A short film by Jeannie Nguyen and Andrew Yuyi Truong
First Generation: A short film by Jeannie Nguyen and Andrew Yuyi Truong
First Generation: A short film by Jeannie Nguyen and Andrew Yuyi Truong
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First Generation: A short film by Jeannie Nguyen and Andrew Yuyi Truong
 

A Film By
Jeannie Nguyen & Andrew Yuyi Truong

Written by
Jeannie Nguyen
Loan Hoang

Producer: Loan Hoang, MOSSS
Music: Mike Gao, Regina Biondo, Avila Santo
Cinematography: Andrew Yuyi Truong
Sound Design: David H. Price
AD: Andy Ma
1st AC: Ralph Hsiao
Sound Mixer: Sam Mutch
Color: Luis Silva
VFX Artist: John Robson
MUA: Crystal Tran, Napoleon Jinnies
Hair: Mary Tran
Stylist: Kristina Truong
PA: Catherine Luu, Eddy Ngo

Special thanks to: UNIF, Greycard Studio, Late Light Laggers, Tony Chou, Fern Lee, Vicky Nguyen, Mark Faicol, Jeffrey A Tang, Howard Tran