Phuong “Pipou” Nguyen is a Vietnamese director, screenwriter and animator living in Paris. Before settling down in the butter country, she moved between UK, Canada and Vietnam.

From painter to self-taught animator, she quickly became director for short films, commercials and music videos with a tremendous passion for animation, an art form that has every art in it. Her main focus is on telling slightly dark stories with visually good taste. She is always looking for poetry in images and finding new sensations. In 2020, she graduated from Gobelins Paris with a master’s degree in animated filmmaking.

She mainly works with The Line Animation, Brunch Studio, Eddy TV and Picnic Studio as 2D animator, VR stopmotion animator, storyboard artist and art director.

She did other things also, including starring as the leading actress in the short film Mother, Daughter, Dreams by Duong Dieu Linh which had its world premiere at Busan International Film Festival. She dabbled into AR with her exhibition, Tra-Art AR. She held storytelling workshops for students at SECMOL, Ladakh and worked as thesis film advisor for grad students in New York School of Visual Arts. She paints a bunch, and had her paintings at several exhibition including her own solo show, XS.

Nowadays, she is directing personal projects, including the short film The Boy Who Cheated Death, scheduled to finish in December 2023; while developing her animated feature film project, Misa, based on the true story about the moon bear that lived in her family from 1994 to 2010, selected for Annecy Festival 2022 Meet the Composer.

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Foreign, 2013
Typical Morning, 2014
Salmon, 2015
The Green Door, 2015
Udumbara, 2016
The Head, 2016
Year of the Monkey, 2016
Bottle, 2018
Lac Hon, 2020
Goodbye Robin!, 2020
Earworm, 2021
I’m Ready to be any Animal that’s Whistled, 2023
The Boy who Cheated Death, 2023