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

From painter to animator, she then became director of 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 difficult stories with nuances and good taste. She is always looking for poetic visual ideas and finding new sensations. In 2015, she graduated from Cambridge School of Arts with a bachelor’s degree in illustration. 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 Production and Picnic Studio as 2D animator, VR stopmotion animator, storyboard artist and 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 with oils and acrylics, and had her paintings at several exhibition including her own solo show, XS. She also creates functional resin arts and upcycled furniture in her free time.

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 a wild bear that was part of 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