Quyên Nguyen-Le (pronouns: they > she) is a Vietnamese American filmmaker and writer from Los Angeles, California, whose work explores queerness and cultural identity.
After a brief time at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Quyên instead completed degrees in Comparative Literature and Philosophy/Politics/Law at USC; then moved to Santiago de Chile to study Spanish with an emphasis in politics. Quyên is also a proud graduate of the Los Angeles Inner-City Filmmakers program, and the the Emma L. Bowen Foundation fellowship at Focus Features/NBCUniversal.
In the past, Quyên directed a film for James Franco's anthology The Labyrinth. Recently, their short film Nước earned a "Best of Fest" distinction at the Outfest: Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival and the Best Short Film award at the Seattle Asian Pacific Film Festival. The film has since screened over 40 times in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Vietnam.
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"DON’T UNDERESTIMATE DIRECTOR AND WRITER QUYÊN NGUYEN-LE’S ABILITY TO PACK AN EMOTIONAL PUNCH WITHIN SECONDS OF THE FILM’S START..." THE LONG BEACH POST
@smellydurianface on instagram
Sahtu Press, Interview
Teen Vogue, Interview
Long Beach Post, Nuoc Review
Visual Communications, Interview
The Advocate, Interview
Dread Central, The Labyrinth Review
Queering the Air, 3CR, Melbourne Australia
The Less Talk, More Talk Show, Covina, CA
WRITING & PUBLICATIONS (2015-2016)
HelloGiggles, Yahoo!, "Growing up in my mother's nail salon"
Neon Tommy, "Remembering April 30, 1975"