The House of Orange

A young man takes back his ancestor's land despite an altercation with the current owner.

  • Terre Nguyen
  • Amani Mohamed Hagmagid
  • Kenneth Franklin
  • Kendrix Lamaz Brown
    Key Cast
  • Gary Alan Mason
    Key Cast
  • David Gibbs
    Key Cast
  • Rachel Benfield
    Assistant Director
  • Francys Aerin Fortes
    Script Supervisor
  • Ari Feldman
    Production Designer
  • Kristina Flansburg
    Director of Photography
  • Kristina Flansburg
    Camera Operator
  • Ashley-Nicole Meadows
    Assistant Camera
  • Carson Brooke
    Grip & Electric
  • Kennan McLaren
    Sound Mixer
  • Alex Harrison
    Boom Operator
  • Francys Aerin Fortes
  • Lavontay Johnson
    Line Producer
  • Lavontay Johnson
  • Alexiana James
    Assistant Editor
  • Terre Nguyen
  • Veronica Lee
    Sound Editor
  • Kayla Eslin
    Casting Assistant
  • Lindsey Paulette
    Casting Assistant
  • Francys Aerin Fortes
    Festivals & Marketing
  • Amani Mohamed Hagmagid
    Festivals & Marketing
  • Terre Nguyen
    Music & Scoring
  • Katherine Noble
    Post Supervisor
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Fantasy
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Virginia Commonwealth University
Director Biography - Terre Nguyen

Terre Nguyen (Nguyễn Đình Quý Anh) was born and raised in Vietnam. He is currently a filmmaker based in the Washington D.C. area. His award-winning first short film Uncle and Son was screened in many international film festivals. Terre is interested in exploring classic cinematic qualities, surrealism, and sensual, dream-like images. He is working on two feature screenplays: The Sunset Dreamers and The House by the River.

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Director Statement

I decided to treat The House of Orange as a Surreal Comedy Drama short film because of its fantastic witty script and my personal cinematic interests. I love the classic Hollywood style and believe it will enhance this dreamlike tale, which wonderfully reflects American history, culture and values. This stylistic choice may also suggest the conflict between the American dreams and the American reality of hatred and violence. I hope the approach of surrealism and comedy may also ease the heaviness of some of their action and dialogue, and the rough message. My vision of the film was influenced by directors that I admire such as David Lynch, Federico Fellini, Luis Bunuel, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Jean-Luc Godard.