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BORN: December 30, 1985
ON WHOSAY SINCE: Aug 9, 2012


Steve Nguyen is a Vietnamese American director, writer, producer. Nguyen and director Choz Belen make up the production duo, Studio APA, specializing in the production of animated films and music videos. From 2001 to 2005, Nguyen has made appearances as a young actor. In 2009, Nguyen directed and produced a short documentary film titled "The Making of a Memoir" in collaboration with Vietnamese author Lac Su in order to promote his HarperCollins published memoir, I Love Yous Are For White People. The documentary helped Su gain national exposure and has been featured on CNN, NPR, the Saigon Broadcasting Television Network, and KSCI. Nguyen is the co-founder of ChannelAPA, an online news source that started in 2008 which posts current news updates and video interviews about Asian Americans in mainstream/independent media. According to KoreAm Magazine and Myx TV, it was featured as one of the top Asian American news sources to follow. As it is frequently updated, it ranks as one of the most popular news sources for Asian American entertainment. Asian Pacific Americans for Progress named Nguyen the Top AAPI Unsung Hero in 2009 for his contributions to Asian American media. Nguyen directed and produced an animated film, Hibakusha, which chronicles the early life of Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor, Kaz Suyeishi. The film stars Karin Anna Cheung, Daisuke Suzuki, Jane Lui and William Frederick Knight as the lead voice actors. The film is dedicated to the American Society of Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-Bomb Survivors for nuclear disarmament and was completed on the 67th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing, August 6, 2012. Nguyen and the Studio APA crew have toured with Hibakusha throughout the United States since October 2012, and the film has been screened at the Japanese American National Museum, Vietnamese International Film Festival, Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, University of Michigan, UCLA, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, San Diego State University, UC Davis, UC Riverside, and California State University, Fullerton.

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