an award winning 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.

Her work has screened at Sundance, Tribeca, LA MOCA, NY MOMA, on  AMC, HBO, PBS, the History Channel, and more. 


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​


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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