is 


a cinematographer based in Los Angeles.

She is the oldest child of Vietnamese war refugees. Their journeys provide her with unlimited curiosity and imagination.  Their experiences inspire her to fight for once in a lifetime types of stories and storytellers.

Judy navigates comfortably between narrative, documentary, commercial and music video collaborations. Her heart is set on nuanced,  bold ideas.

Recently, Judy worked with Eva Vives on the comedy short JOIN THE CLUB, which premiered at Sundance, screened at multiple festivals including Palm Springs, Dallas, and Atlanta and is a Vimeo Staff Pick.  Judy is proud of her verité cinematography work on the HBO feature documentary, ABORTION: Stories Women Tell, which premiered at Tribeca before screening in theaters across the country. The film debuted on HBO in April 2017. 


awards


QWFF Best Cinematography Award, for film LILY IN THE GRINDER
San Francisco Film Society / Kenneth Rainin Foundation Grant Finalist, for film THE LOVELY REJECTS
Edie and Lew Wasserman Fellowship
CINE Golden Eagle Award for film, A DAY AS HOLLY's KIDS
Motion Picture Association of America Award
Afred P Sloan Foundation Production Grant Finalist, THE LOVELY REJECTS
Graduate Opportunity Fellow, UCLA

Jack Nicholson Distinguished Director Award
Edna and Yu Shan Han Endowed Fellowship
Telluride Film Festival Student Symposium
Homer Award
Sacramento Bee Journalism Grant​


education

BA Rhetoric Studies, University of California, Berkeley.
BA Studio Art, University of California, Berkeley.
MFA in Film Directing at UCLA.
MFA in Cinematography at UCLA.​


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