a cinematographer based in and around the world. 

Her family's journeys as Vietnamese war survivors sparks her curiosity and imagination.

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

Her work has won awards including a 2018 Emmy Nomination + has screened at Sundance, Tribeca, LA MOCA, NY MOMA + on HBO, AMC, PBS, the History Channel, and more.  


QWFF Best Cinematography Award, for film LILY IN THE GRINDER
Edie and Lew Wasserman Fellowship
CINE Golden Eagle Award for film, A DAY AS HOLLY's KIDS
Motion Picture Association of America Award
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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