Private Project


"Identity can be a minefield, a forest, even a prison. But the biggest lie we tell ourselves is that we find it alone." Keone & Mari, Beyond Babel

  • Jenny Nguyen Nelson
  • Jihan Haddad
    Key Cast
  • Bianca Rosa Brockl
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 23, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Brown/Trinity
Director Biography - Jenny Nguyen Nelson

Jenny Nguyen Nelson (she/her) is entering her third year with Brown Trinity’s MFA Acting program. Though she’d like to say she spends her free time reading poetry, you can actually find her binge watching old episodes of Real Housewives (any city). She has a boxer named Marty and a husband named Ian- she loves both in no particular order. Find her on Instagram @bratwurst_banhmi or

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Director Statement

In my art, I always crave to find space for humor, love, and tenderness. This piece was created in the fall of 2020. At this moment, I had longed to bring the beautiful mixed race actors of our program together for not only a space of joyful creation, but also to take advantage of the opportunity to step out of our zoom boxes and explore our connection to nature and each other. Filmed handheld with my iPhone, I wanted to make as theatrical of a piece as I could with a oner so as to focus mostly on the artists and their stunning ability to play with each other.