Mattie Do

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Mattie Do is a Lao film director. She is the first female director of a Lao feature film. Her directorial debut Chanthaly is the first horror film written and directed entirely in Laos,[1][2] as well as the first to be screened at major film festivals outside of Southeast Asia[3] like the 2013 Fantastic Fest.[4]

Do's second feature film Dearest Sister (Lao: ນ້ອງຮັກ)[2] was chosen to attend the 2014 Cannes Film Festival as part of the La Fabrique des Cinémas du monde program[5][6][7] and was selected as the Laotian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, the first time that Laos has submitted a film for consideration in this category.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Do was born in Los Angeles, California to immigrants from Laos.[9] She trained originally as a make-up artist and worked on film productions in Europe and America before becoming a consultant to the oldest film company in Laos, Lao Art Media, upon her return in 2010.[5] She, her husband, and their dog Mango live in Vientiane, Laos.[10]


  1. ^ Marsh, James (2013-09-26). "Fantastic Fest 2013 Review: Chanthaly is A Haunting Portrait of Modern Day Laos". Twitch. Archived from the original on 2014-06-16. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  2. ^ a b Do, Mattie (May 2014). "dearest sister". Vimeo. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  3. ^ "Nong Hak 'Dearest Sister' - A Lao Horror Film". Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  4. ^ "Chanthaly". Fantastic Fest. 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  5. ^ a b "dearest sister". Les Cinemas du Monde. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  6. ^ Caroline Besse (2014-05-16). "La Fabrique des Cinémas du monde, possible tremplin pour les jeunes réalisateurs". Telerama. Retrieved 2014-06-07. 
  7. ^ Thanh Phương (2014-05-24). "". Radio France Internationale. Retrieved 2014-06-07.  External link in |title= (help)
  8. ^ Frater, Patrick (18 September 2017). "Laos Selects 'Dearest Sister' as First Foreign-Language Oscar Submission". Variety. Retrieved 19 September 2017. 
  9. ^ "IMDB entry for Chanthaly". 
  10. ^ "Lao Horror, Lao Hopes: 10 Questions with Mattie Do". 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 

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