MILKY TRAN

VIETNAMESE-AMERICAN WRITER/DIRECTOR

Hi  I'm Milky :)

 

I'm a 23-year old Vietnamese-American filmmaker based in LA.

I write stories about how the smallest, most unexpectedly vulnerable moments of life are the most memorable and impactful. I hope people watch my work and think "wow, life is interesting and beautiful!"

I create coming-of-age/family drama/romcom films about women of color protagonists exploring difficult truths, relationships, trangenerational trauma  and the Asian Diaspora at an intimate level. 

I had the pleasure of being a film fellow of the DB Frieze LA Film Award with Endeavor Content and Ghetto Film School, nominated in the "Ones to Watch" Category at the Asian American International Film Festival and am currently a mentee of the Unlock Her Potential mentorship program.

 

   

To learn more, check out my filmography and resume.

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2022

SELECTED MENTEE, 2022

Unlock Her Potential - Mentor Bao Nguyen

2021

FILM FELLOW, 2021

DB Frieze LA Film Award with Endeavor Content and Ghetto Film School

SEMI-FINALIST, 2021

Giant Leap Media Accelerator

SECOND ROUNDER, 2021

Sundance Development Track 

2020

 

ONES TO WATCH (TOP THREE), 2020

Asian American International Film Festival

 

PEER MENTORING CIRCLE MENTEE

Women in Film LA 

QUARTERFINALIST (9 Months)

Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship 

QUARTERFINALIST (9 Months)

Los Angeles International Screenplay Competition

DISTINGUISHED UNDERGRAD STUDENT AWARD

Point Park University - Outstanding Student Awards

OFFICIAL SELECTION (Rainbows in Toilets)

Albion Review National Undergrad Literary Journal

2019

BEST NARRATIVE FILM (American Love)

Pennsylvania College Film and Video Festival

BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTRESS (Three Fish)

Indie Oaks Film Festival

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (American Love)

Indie Oaks Film Festival

BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR (American Love)

Pitt Film Fest

BEST PERFORMANCE (Three Fish)

Pitt Film Fest

2ND PLACE BEST SHORT (American Love)

Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival

2018

OFFICIAL SELECTION (Picture Us)

National Film Festival for the Talented Youth

BEST PERFORMANCE (Tougher Than You)

Pitt Film Fest

4TH PLACE BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY (Emily Has a Body)

Kinodrome Film Festival

2017

4TH PLACE BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY (The Last Tooth)

California Film Awards: International Film & Screenplay Competition

OFFICIAL SELECTION (Love and Goodwill)

Point Park LA Showcase

OFFICIAL SELECTION (Coffee)

Point Park LA Showcase

2016

BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM (NOMINATION) (You Will Love Again)

Teen Indie Film Awards

BEST HIGH SCHOOL FILM (Conflicts of All Ages)

Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival

BEST STUDENT FILM (You Will Love Again)

Steeltown Take a Shot Film Festival