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Mẹ, mother in the northern Vietnamese dialect, follows two generations of moms as they create a new dish for the family restaurant. Reimagining their parent’s pho shop, the next generation carries on the family legacy through Vietnamese cuisine.
Derek Kwan is a creative storyteller working across visual mediums with a focus on food & culture, live experience, and digital design.
Two Canadians in Amsterdam.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
BA Communications Studies, minor Marketing | Lambda Pi Eta Honors
Keynote Speaker, Congress 2019CAIS/ACSI
UBC - Vancouver, BC (2019)
Co-Facilitator, Home Made Visible Workshop
Home Made Visible, Canada Council for the Arts
Vancouver Public Library (2019)
Speaker, Library and Archives Canada Summit
BAC/LAC - Ottawa, ON (2017)
Inspiration Talk and Film Screening, KEREDTALKS
VPL Inspiration Lab - Vancouver, BC (2016)
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Reelworld 2021 Emerging 20
Telefilm "Not Short on Talent" 2019, Short Film Corner - Cannes, FR
Best Short Drama Program - Nominee - 2020 Leo Awards
Producer, Idols Never Die (2019)
Grand Jury Best Short Documentary - Me (2018)
Seattle Asian American Film Festival, 2019
Best Short Documentary - Me (2018)
DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon, 2019
CBC Development Workshop for Diverse Creators
Toronto, ON - CBC, 2016
Best Canadian Short, Best Documentary - Taste of Identity (2015)
Canada Shorts Film Festival, 2015
Derek Kwan is also an Actor based in Vancouver.
represented by email@example.com - 604.637.7009
mundanederek [at] gmail.com
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