(m. 2007; div. 2011)
Linh Nga (/ / LIN NAH; born 3 January 1982), is an American-Vietnamese film director, film producer, actress, and screenwriter. Linh Nga's 2019 documentary "Inside this peace" won "Award Of Merit" at the Impact DOCS Awards, won "Best Feature Documentary" at the California Women's Film Festival, and nominated for "Best Feature Documentary" at the Action On Film International Film Festival. Her 2003 film "Xuoi nguoc duong tran" won "TV Best Series" at the Vietnamese International Film Festival. She is the founder of 9669 films.
Biography and career
Nga began her career on stage at an early age. She often sang and performed at friends' and family's functions and was part of a local song and dance troupe. In 1990, she earned her first award for "Nam Dinh City's Best Young Voice". Two years later, she joined the Club of Love (Cau lac bo tinh thuong), a registered charity group formed by Tuong Vi. She began her professional dancing career at the age of ten. In 1992, she began attending the Vietnam Academy of Dance (Truong Cao Dang mua Viet Nam), where she achieved artistic and academic honors upon graduation.
In 2000, Nga began studying film directing at the Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema. She wrote, directed, and starred in the television series, Xuoi nguoc duong tran, in 2002. This earned a National Television Award at the Vietnamese International Film Festival for Best Television Series of the year. In 2006, Linh Nga graduated. During this time, she also worked for a Vietnam Television as an actress. Upon graduation, Nga went abroad and successfully applied to Chapman University in California, pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in film production and sound design.
In May 2014, Nga graduated from Chapman University. That same year, she founded 9669 Films. In November 2017, 9669 Films released the action comedy short What's the good of being good? (2017 film).
Documentary about Agent Orange
In January 2019, Linh Nga and 9669 films won "Best Feature Documentary" at the California Women's Film Festival 2019 and earned "Award Of Merit" at the Impact DOCS Awards for the film "Inside this peace", a documentary about an Agent Orange victim struggling with life in Vietnam. "Inside this peace" is also nominated for "Best feature documentary" at the Action On Film International Film Festival
Business ventures in Vietnam
In 2003, Nga helped found the Linh Nga Communication and Trading Company Lmt with her brother Linh Duy. The film company closed in 2010. Linh Nga also founded restaurants in Hanoi.
Nga reportedly had a romantic relationship with Thuyet Tran, known as Thuyet Buon Vua in Năm Cam case. The pair married in 2002. A week after, Thuyet was arrested and sentenced to 20 years in prison related to Năm Cam. In 2007 she married Johnny K.P.; they were divorced in 2011. She has two daughters.
|1997||Khoang cach||Actor||Lead Vietnam Television|
|1998||Ong bau ca nhac||Actor||3 Episodes Vietnam Television|
|1999||Day neo hanh phuc||Actor|
|Nu cuoi vang ma||Actor|
|2000||Dom lua bien thuy||Actor|
|2001||Xuoi nguoc duong tran||Screenwriter, Actor, Director||VIFF 2003 3 episodes (72 mins/episode)|
|2004||Tieng chuong dong||Actor|
|Manh hon cong ly||Actor||13 episodes Vietnam Television|
|2005||Vung cua song||Actor||3 episodes Vietnam Television|
|Dam cuoi o thien duong||Actor||5 episodes Vietnam Television|
|Gio thien duong||Screenwriter, Director||Drama|
|2012||Dumb Luck||Actor||Thúy Nga Productions|
|2013||The Industry of Marrying Europeans||Actor||Thúy Nga Productions|
|2017||What's the good of being good? (2017 film)||Screenwriter, Director, Producer||Action/Comedy/Adventure|
|2018||Inside This Peace||Screenwriter, Director, Producer||Feature Documentary (60 mins)|
|2019||Horror||Screenwriter, Director, Producer, Actor||Action/Horror/Feature (120 mins)|
Honours & Awards
- "New trailer released for award winning documentary inside this peace". Vietbao.vn.
- "Nominating list 2019" (PDF). Aof 2019.
- "Inside This Peace exposes an agent orange victims moving story". OC Weekly.
- "New trailer released for award-winning documentary "inside this peace"". Vietnamnews.vn.
- "Gap lai Linh Nga nguoi dep mot thoi cua Thuyet buon vua". Us.eva.vn.
- "Linh Nga toi da mat su hon nhien". Vietbao.vn.
- "Linh Nga -Luon hoc cach nhan nai voi ban than". Vietbao.vn.
- "Dien vien Linh Nga - Ngay ay va bay gio". xahoi.com.
- "Xuoi Nguoc Duong Tran Movie". VnExpress.
- "Linh Nga va Quynh". VnExpress.
- "Linh Nga - Graduated movie". Graduated Movie.
- "Linh Nga – VietfaceTv". VietfaceTv.
- "Linh Nga song trong cuoc doi cua nhan vat". Dantri.com.vn.
- "The founder of 9669 Films". Voyagela.
- "AOF 2019's nominating page" (PDF). Aof 2019.
- "Trailer is up for Inside this peace documentary on agent orange victim". OC Weekly.
- "director linh nga surprised when inside this peace receive Impact DOCS Awards golden statuette". Vietnamnet.vn.
- "Linh Nga won Best Feature Documentary at California Women's Film Festival 2019". English.vov.
- "Agent Orange film to be screened in America". English.vov.
- "Linh Nga tu hao ve cac con xinh dep". ngoisao.net.
- "Thuyet Buon Vua giai oan cho nguoi dep Linh Nga". VTCnews.
- "Linh Nga nho lai nhung song gio kinh khung trong vu an Thuyet Buon Vua". Vietbao.vn.
- "Linh Nga proud of her 2 daughters". ngoisao.net.
- "Linh Nga and her 1st short film in the United States". ngoisao.net.
- "Lina Linh Nga and Xuoi Nguoc Duong Tran". voyagela.com. voyagela.com. July 24, 2017.
- "Lina Linh Nga talk about Xuoi Nguoc Duong Tran". startalk.vn. startalk.vnm. July 29, 2017.
- "California Women's Film Festival Winners". calwomensfest.com. calwomensfest.com.
- "Inside this Peace named best feature documentary at CWFF 2019". vietnamnews.vn. vietnamnews.vn.
- "Inside this Peace won best feature documentary 2019 2019". cand.com. cand.com.
- "Impact Docs Awards - 2019 Awards". Impact DOCs Awards IMDB.
- "Award of merit for inside this peace". OC Weekly.
- "Nominating list 2019" (PDF). Aof 2019.
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