I am a refugee from Vietnam. I traveled by a small boat and lived in the refugee camp in Malaysia for seven years. Then I was forced to go back to Vietnam. I then lived in Vietnam for three years and then was re-settled in America. I talk about leaving his family and the boat ride that I experienced which was 7 days with no water, seeing people die in the boat. My mom and sister are interviewed in the video as well. This film can't be shown in Vietnam because of the Communist and my family will be harmed but I made this film in Texas so my story could be shared in America, my Freedom Country.
June OwensProducerDomestic Violence is Everybody's Business
June june OwensKey Cast
Runtime:16 minutes 14 seconds
Completion Date:May 7, 2015
Production Budget:5 USD
Country of Origin:United States
Country of Filming:United States
2505 Glen Cove Drive ▪ Irving, TX 75062
SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE:
Graduate with a video technology degree, targeting career opportunities in video pre and postproduction. Extremely passionate about motion graphic design and video editing. Hard worker with a keen eye for details and strong command of editing techniques to turn audio samples, recorded video footages, and graphics into a finished product for a television studio, cable news network, movie studio, social media; Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, web broadcasting, DVD’s, and Blu-rays. Effective in the art of visual storytelling, with filmmaking talents.
Associate’s Degree in Video Technology, North Lake College, Irving, and TX
Graphic Motion Design Certification, North Lake College, Irving, TX
Associate’s Degree in Computer Networking/Information Technology, University of Phoenix, Irving, TX
Photography art Certification, NLC, Richland College, Dallas, TX
Acting and Modeling Certification, Barbizon School, Dallas, TX
Solid experience with digital technology and editing software packages; Adobe creative cloud, Adobe Premiere CC, After Effects CC, Final Cut X, Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator, Apple color, apple Motion, Fusion 8, Davinci Resolve 12.
Operating multi- Cameras-DSLR- HD- XDCAM- Nikon. Canon- Sony
Lighting In Studio and in the field filming.
Digital recorder, Audio setting up
Raw files transferring and format to post productions.
Excellent organizer for mastering finished products in time and archiving existing projects to ensure that sufficient resources exist to allow for new projects.
Freelance Editor/ Motion Graphic Designer: 2012 – present
Video Music Editing for Music Bands In DFW area.
Runway Fashion Show.
Event, Party, Church,
Presentation Editing for Web online, school, Advertising, Commercials.
DFW International film Festival.
Work with a customer and director to determine the overall vision of the production.
Shoot or edit a scene based on the customer or director's vision.
I come from Vietnam and lived in refugee camp. I see now the Refugee Crisis and the Executive Producer, June Owens, believed in me as a first-time director and encouraged me to tell my story. I'm glad I did so I can hopefully inspire others when thinking about a refugee...it could be you...like it was me. I am thankful for my Freedom Country.
This documentary has Not been screened in public and I'm a first-time filmmaker, a refugee from Vietnam.