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Live Chat with Theo Brown & Yen Dinh

July 12, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

July 12, 2023 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm PDT


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Theo Brown is an LA-based director with a passion for highlighting intimate character stories that feature diversity in front of and behind the camera.

He recently directed An Electric Sleep, a psychological sci-fi thriller, and also works with many nation-wide non-profits in collaborating on authentic storytelling that helps bring their journeys to new audiences. Currently, he’s in pre-production for Ivory & Gold, a magical fantasy that’s set within the neighborhoods of Compton.

Outside of directing, Theo loves comics, the Dallas Mavericks, and Back To The Future.

Yen Dinh (they/them) is an actor and filmmaker, passionate in striving for more queer and trans BIPOC representation on screen and beyond. In March 2022, they were a featured artist for Buzzfeed’s First Annual “Meet the Artist” Showcase Series in honor of Womxn History Month/Transgender Day of Visibility.

Their queer comedic short film, Luv, Me, which they co-wrote and co-directed as part of the Outset Young Filmmaker Fellowship, centers around two nerdy roommates who disagree over the definition of love while watching a K-drama. The film has screened at over a dozen festivals including but not limited to CAAMFest, Disorient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon, Outfest Los Angeles, Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, Viet Film Festival, and Mardi Gras Film Festival.

Besides narrative films, they have worked on a few documentaries: one about a South Asian non-binary student who discovers Hibiscus dance that honors both their gender and cultural identity and the other is a personal documentary on how the Vietnamese language has been a tool for their family and them to resist American assimilation.

Most of their work centers around both queerness and transness that intersects with ethnic and cultural identity. Yen’s goal in creating stories is to show that people like themself can thrive and flourish to who they aspire to be despite social erasure. 

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