Timothy Linh Bui

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Timothy Linh Bui
Born Saigon, Vietnam
Occupation Director, producer, screenwriter

Timothy Linh Bui (b. Saigon, South Vietnam, April 13, 1970) is a Vietnamese-born American filmmaker, film producer, and screenwriter. He directed Green Dragon, and co-wrote and produced Three Seasons.


Early life[edit]

Bui was born in Saigon, South Vietnam, and came to the United States with his family as a refugee of the Vietnam War in 1975, leaving Vietnam approximately one week before the Fall of Saigon.[1] He grew up in Sunnyvale, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area.[1] He is a graduate of Los Angeles film school, Columbia College Hollywood (CCH).

Timothy Linh Bui is the older brother of Tony Bui, who is also a film director and producer.[1] He is also the nephew of the Vietnamese actor Đơn Dương.


Year Film Credited as
Director Producer Writer Actor Role
1995 Yellow Lotus Yes
Duong tinh yeu Yes
1998 The Love Boat: The Next Wave Yes First Mate
1999 Three Seasons Yes Yes
2001 Green Dragon Yes Yes
2005 Inside Out Yes
My Name Is... Yes
2007 Owl and the Sparrow Yes
2009 Shooting Blue Yes
Powder Blue Yes Yes Yes
2013 How To Fight in Six Inch Heels Yes
2015 The Throwaways Yes
2016 The Housemaid (Co Hau Gai) Yes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Austin Film Festival

  • 2001: Won, "Best Advance Screening" – Green Dragon

Humanitas Prize

  • 2001: Won, "Best Film" – Green Dragon

Sundance Film Festival

  • 1999: Won, "Grand Jury Prize, Audience Award, Cinematography" - Three Season
  • 2001: Nominated, "Grand Jury Prize for Best Dramatic Film" – Green Dragon

Vietnam Awards

  • 2014: Won "Silver Kite Award Best Feature Film" - How To Fight in Six Inch Heels (Am Muu Giay Got Nhon)
  • 2016: Highest Grossing Vietnamese Horror Film - The Housemaid
  • 2017: "Silver Lotus Award Best Feature Film" - Golden Lotus Film Festival - The Housemaid (Co Hau Gai)

Los Angeles Film Festival

  • 2017: won, "Special Jury Prize Best Actress (Nhung Kate)" - The Housemaid


  1. ^ a b c "Q&A: Vietnamese-American filmmaker Timothy Linh Bui explores his roots and craft". The Mercury News. 2012-11-09. Retrieved 2017-10-05. 

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