In a world where positivity is compulsory, cancer patients must go through Happy Therapy to learn how to be happy.
Genre: Sci-fi, drama
In a world where positivity is compulsory and cancer patients must go through Happy Therapy to learn how to be happy, an impressionable girl needs to choose between following the rules or embracing how she really feels.
Director: Eric Romero Producer: Mauricio Tunaroza Writer: Chinh Van Tran
Screenings & Awards:
Berlin Sci-fi Filmfest 2021 (Germany) – Best Drama Short
47th Filmets Badalona Short Film Festival (Spain) – Best Badalona Short Film
PÖFF Shorts 2020 (Estonia) – Official Selection
EnergaCAMERIMAGE 2020 (Poland) – Official Selection Student Etudes Panorama
41st VGIK International Student Festival (Russia) – Official Selection
Balticon Sunday Short Science Fiction Film Festival 2021 (USA) – Official Selection
INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL – PUBLICYSTYKA 2021 (Poland) – Official Selection
Skiptown Playhouse International Film Festival 2021 (USA) – Official Selection
Festival de cine de Cartagena 2021 (Spain) – Official Selection
Caminhos Festival Cinema 2021 (Portugal) – Official Selection
Vaughan Film Festival 2022 (Canada) – Official Selection
Scottish Short Film Festival 2022 (Scotland) – Official Selection
You can find the teaser for the short and the full script below.
This short film is also the basis of Be Happy, or Else!, a six-part mini-series currently in development about a world where positivity has become the rule.
To watch the full short film, drop me a line: email@example.com
A solitary soldier discovers an unexpected connection with a little girl.
A war-torn area. A solitary military checkpoint. A soldier stands guard alone, the only soul between two conflicting areas. Amidst the oppressive and desolate landscape, he discovers an unexpected connection with a little girl.
Director: Juulia Kalavainen Writer: Chinh Van Tran
Screenings & Awards:
Tampere Film Festival 2020, Finland – Official Selection (National Category)
Manlleu Film Festival 2019, Spain – Official Selection (International Category)
Short Film Days Thalmässing 2021, Germany – Winner, Horizonte Special Prize
Online Global Peace Film Festival 2019, USA – Official Selection
European Film Festival 2020, Ghana – Official Selection
17th International Football Film Festival Berlin 2020, Germany
Short of the Year 2020, Spain – Special Jury Mention
Zeichen der Nacht Festival 2020, Germany – International Short Film Competition
Porto Femme International Film Festival 2020, Portugal – Official Selection, National Competition
The story about a village in Kenya where only women can enter.
From 2020-2021 I was a Script Writer for Nas Daily to write scripts about amazing brands, humans, and causes all over the world. The Nas Daily page has 20 million followers worldwide, and our videos have gained an average of 5-10 Million views per video.
We reach out to individuals and groups who are championing social issues and make videos about them to give them a voice and bring their work to the world’s attention.
Here are some highlights of the work I have done for Nas Daily.
The Village With No Men – 15 Million Views The story about a village in Kenya where only women can enter.
He Made A Floating Hotel Out Of Trash – 21 Million Views The story about a French man who created a floating hotel in the Ivory Coast out of plastic bottles he collected on the coast.
World’s Oldest Tattoo Artist – 25 Million Views The story about Whang Od, the world’s oldest tattoo artist at 103 years old who lives in a remote village in Buscalan and who uses the traditional technique of hand tapping to create her unique tattoos.
The Man Who Eats Chicken Feather – 15 Million Views The story about a Thai scientist who figured out a way to make chicken meat out of chicken feathers.
He Has The World’s Best Beard – 21 Million Views The story about MJ, who won the World’s Best Beard Championship and who is wellknown all over the world with his unique mustache.
A story about Fashion as something that exists in all facets of life, as well as being a sustainable business.
The aim of this video is to speak to and ignite the potential students’ innate passion and desire for fashion. At the same time, it educates the parents that fashion is a hard-working, thriving industry with a lot of career paths both local and international.
The story is told through 3 modules: Design & Product Development, Retail & Merchandise, and Marketing & Communication. Through them, it highlights fashion as something that exists in all facets of life, as well as being a sustainable business.
I was in charge of the concept and script development of this project.
An experimental foray into a mixture of the old quarters and the modern life of Vietnam.
Saigon and Hanoi, two cities, at two ends of the country. Seemingly different, yet, so similar at their cores. A foray into a mixture of the old quarters and the modern life of Vietnam.
I was in charge of the concept development and production coordination for this experimental commercial to introduce RMIT University’s School of Communication and Design and represent its presence in the two cities in Vietnam.
What happens after heartbreak? Well, some people make a plan to kidnap their ex-lovers.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
What happens after heartbreak? Some people shop, some people cry, and some people make a plan to kidnap their ex-lovers. Whatever you do, a military mindset is essential.
I co-wrote this short Film for the 48 Hour Film Project Competition in Ho Chi Minh City (2017) with the production company YOLO Pictures. The competition required us to write, shoot, and edit a 5-10′ short film within 48 hours. For this one, we were given the genre war/comedy.
48 Hour Film Project, HCMC (2017) – 4th Best Film Winner – Best Writing Winner – Best Actress Winner – Best Trailer Winner
A series of shots captured randomly in the streets of Saigon, stolen from people caught in the eternal circle of waiting.
Silver award in RMIT Design Showcase 2013 – Film & Motion category.
“Thesis” is not exactly a short narrative film. It is more about an exploration in stillness in relation with time. These are shots captured randomly in the streets of Saigon, stolen from people caught in the eternal circle of waiting. A life is remembered for its important moments, yet prior to these moments are hours, days, months, or even years of stagnation. And in the end, all lives turn to dust. So is it not that we all are living to wait for death?