A Vietnamese American teenager and her story of loss, grief, and resilience after losing her parents. She finds her mother’s journal which details their family’s life as Vietnam War refugees and immigrants in America.


  • Milla Nguyen: Director
  • Milla Nguyen: Writer
  • Brian Nguyen: Producer
  • Julio Ramirez Martinez: Producer
  • Natalie Jenq: Key Cast, “Lia Nguyen”
  • Shannon Speagle: Key Cast, “Mrs. Elizabeth”
  • Elyse Dinh: Key Cast, “Kim Nguyen”
  • Jane Le: Key Cast, “Avian Nguyen”
  • Juliet Falanco: Director of Photography
  • Faith Popov: Editor
  • Cambelle Gregory: Sound Design


  • Project Type:Short
  • Genres:Coming of age drama, drama, teen drama
  • Runtime:9 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:May 13, 2023
  • Production Budget:2,637 USD
  • Country of Origin:United States
  • Country of Filming:United States
  • Language:English
  • Shooting Format:Digital, Black magic 4K footage
  • Aspect Ratio:16:9
  • Film Color:Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:Yes
  • Student Project:Yes – Arizona State University