Growing up in San Francisco to a British mother and a Vietnamese refugee father, Kai is a filmmaker interested in creating uncompromising, personal, and truthful films through an experimental lens. He was mentored by Ronald Chase, a visual artist who pioneered film projection in dance and opera performances. At Chase’s San Francisco Film Workshop, Kai worked with award winning filmmakers and grounded his practice in an eclectic education that covered the arts, philosophy and history. From this experience, Kai went on to study at the National Film and Television school. Kai has worked with the BBC in Cardiff, ITV in Manchester, Tmesis Theatre and First Take in Liverpool. As a second generation immigrant, Kai often explores themes of nostalgia, isolation, and social disconnect. His short film ‘NOIR’ was selected for the Sacramento Tower of Youth Film Festival. ‘LOVE MUM AND DAD’ was selected for the Best Shorts Competition and Gold Movie Awards.