Vu Hoang grew up in Milpitas, CA and is a self taught filmmaker who got his start at the age of 15. He started with editing video game highlight reels and later began creating videos for his class projects using his parents MiniDV camera.
After winning 1st Place at his high school film festival, he realized how much he enjoyed film-making and decided to turn it into a career. He majored in Film/TV at De Anza College and transferred to UC San Diego where he continued to focus on creating short films for class and outside of class. In 2010 he graduated from UCSD with a Visual Arts Media BA.
Vu currently resides in Los Angeles where he began his professional career in directing and editing music videos and commercials. His work has aired in Times Square, featured as a Vimeo Staff Pick, and has generated over hundreds of thousands of views on the internet. He is also a video editor for Fox Sports, and many of his sports pieces have aired on national TV. One of his most recent shorts, “Marty: A Wild West Neverland,” has been screened at multiple film festivals across the nation, and has received several awards and nominations, including best director.
Vu’s goal is to work primarily in feature films and he is currently in development with his first feature film, telling the story of a family of Vietnamese refugees, as seen from their perspective. Vu hopes to bring more diverse stories and talent to the big screen, with a special focus on Asian-Americans.