Talent Guide

Van B. Nguyen

  • Discipline:Writer
  • Program Year:Episodic Lab 2020, Project Involve 2021


Van B. Nguyen is a Texas-native, Vietnamese-American writer/director who built a career in production as an assistant director. Her short films have screened at several film festivals, and her pilot, Casualties, was selected as one of the top 20 unproduced pilots by female writers for the WeForShe 2019 WriteHer List. Van was also a 2020 Film Independent Episodic Lab fellow with her pilot, Descent. Her action feature, Blackout, stars Josh Duhamel, Abbie Cornish, and Nick Nolte. Fun fact: Van’s name pronounced in Vietnamese actually rhymes with “run” or “fun” but don’t expect her to do either without caffeine.

Current Project



Exploring the secrets of an Asian-American family and their surroundings in Texas, Descent follows a Vietnamese cop torn between the duty to her family and her oath to protect and serve.