Selection of Directorial Work
Including selections from: Zero Zero, Iska Dhaaf music video "Everybody Knows," Benjamin Verdoes music video "So Bari," Mt. St. Helens Music Video "Gone Again," Brite Futures music video "Test of Time," and more.
Teaser for "Float"
Float is a short film set in mid 1990s Seattle, following the day-to-day trials and tribulations of Cambodian-American hustler Rocky Mang. Still living at home with his family, Rocky spends his days cruising the streets of Seattle, slanging cheap goods on the corner as he struggles to help his family make ends meet. His days are a hazy wash of grinding and hustling, only broken by his persistent attempts to convince a local barista named Jenni-Mo Day to go on a date.
Awards and Distinctions:
Best Narrative Short Film, San Diego Asian Film Festival 2017
Audience Award Best Short Film, Local Sightings, 2017
Best Soundtrack NYC Hip Hop Film Festival 2017
Special Mention Northwest Filmmakers' Film Festival 2017
Best Short Film Nominee Guam International Film Festival 2017
Float will be released in 2018
Music by Tay Sean Brown, taysean.com/
Title Graphic designed by Ari Glass
Additional Official Selections:
DisOrient Asian American Film Festival 2017
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017
Harlem International Film Festival 2017
Madrid International Film Festival 2017
Cambodia Town Film Festival 2017
Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival 2017
9FilmFest Bangkok 2017
Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2018
Cambodia International Film Festival 2018
Zero Zero traces a day-in-the-life of blind ultra-distance hiker Trevor Thomas. The film is meant to be a window into Trevor's world and an impressionistic depiction of how he experiences life on the trail.
For the best experience of this film, we strongly urge you to watch the film with either headphones or a good sound system in a dark quiet room. The experience is auditory just as much as it is visual.
2015 Port Townsend Film Festival
2015 Tacoma International Film Festival
2015 Southhampton Film Festival in the UK where it was awarded Best Sound in a Short Documentary
"So Bari" Music Video for Benjamin Verdoes
Record Label: Brick Lane Records
SIFF Sync Music Video Festival 2015
Denver Starz Film Festival 2015
Premiered on Booooooom.com
Commercial for NW Trek Summer 2015
Produced by: We Are Royale
"Test of Time" Music Video for Brite Futures
Record Label: Votiv
"Gone Again" Music Video for Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band
To best absorb this video please watch with headphones/good sound system and in full-screen mode. There are many subtle moments throughout the film.
Based on the Album "Where the Messengers Meet" by Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band
Including songs "Gone Again" and "Cadence" and original compositions
Gone Again was an Official Selection at:
2011 1 Reel Festival, Bumbershoot
2015 SIFF Sync Music Video Festival
Premiered at the Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA