#32 David Nguyen 🇨🇭🇻🇳 - Spreading joy, one movie at a time
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🇨🇭🇻🇳 David Nguyen is an award-winning filmmaker and movie director from Switzerland with Vietnamese roots. 

💪 He is the best film director I’ve ever met and worked with, whether it’s for his passion, creativity, craziness or talent - he has everything and that’s why his movies were screened in so many international film festivals all around the world! (Gässli Film Festival, Schweizer Jugendfilmtage, Fribourg International Film Festival, PÖFF SHORTS, Liverpool International Film Festival, and many more!).

🎥 David shares how he’s always been following this passion: he had his first camera at 5, started to make his own movies and he never stopped until today.

🥳 David makes movies to spread joy and put a smile on our face and to convey values such as hard work and perseverance, so we discuss how he created his own crazy, poetic and optimistic style over the years, why he has a give first mindset, and his role in society as a film director. 

So grab a drink and enjoy the interview with David! I recommend you to watch on YouTube for the full experience, or at least to watch his movies below in the references ;)

🎤 “Some people say… I'm too kind, that maybe it's a bit dangerous because I'm too nice and I can't say no sometimes. Last time, I was helping a group of kids, they have a dancing crew and they just asked me if I could help them make a video, and I said yes! I don't know why, because I think I saw myself in them, struggling before, and I wanted to be the person that I dreamed to meet back then, someone who can help me. And also because this person I dreamed to meet, I also met! When I was younger, when I was learning, I always had a teacher or I always had someone who came and who gave me a big gift, you know, so, so big, I was so embarrassed... how to say thank you? And they just told me that it doesn't matter, just enjoy and just pursue your career”.


9’ - Playing with his first camera at 5 years old and making his first movies

25’ - The best way to network is to make friends and help people

40’ - Helping people with giver mindset, avoiding people with taker mindset

49’ - Conveying the values of perseverance and hard work through his movie “Open Minded”

68’ - His role in society as a filmmaker and movie director

75’ - Making movies is an ongoing experimentation

94’ - Tips for aspiring filmmakers: grab a camera, record, show it to your friends, until you find your own style


Visit the world of David on his amazing website.

Follow him on Instagram for funny & crazy videos.

Watch & share his latest movie “A Very Good Impression (Delhi Hip - Acco)".

Watch & share his movie “Open Minded".

Watch & share his movie “The Learning Hub - The Movie” (with me!).

Connect with David on LinkedIn.

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