Director

Kim Nguyen

1.  Kim directs: her work is funny, visual, fresh, and truly speaks to the youth of today.  2.  Kim is a writer: she was a copywriter at many ad agencies and in the MTV promo department.  And she still writes.     3.  Kim is savvy: her campaigns are often 360 degrees from tv to twitter….a necessity in today's multi-platform world. 

Director

Kim Nguyen

1.  Kim directs: her work is funny, visual, fresh, and truly speaks to the youth of today.  2.  Kim is a writer: she was a copywriter at many ad agencies and in the MTV promo department.  And she still writes.     3.  Kim is savvy: her campaigns are often 360 degrees from tv to twitter….a necessity in today's multi-platform world. 

Kim Nguyen has her finger firmly planted on the millennial pulse.  She excels at creating hip, contemporary, visually driven spots, bringing an innate sense of authenticity and eccentricity to her work.  Nguyen is a master of swift storytelling and seamless transitions.  She is also a performance comedy expert.  Put her spots next to one another, and each emerges as a completely different animal.  Whether she is capturing a hilarious encounter between Channing Tatum and Rebel Wilson in the midst of an action-movie car chase, or documenting the pivotal moment that sparks an outrageously rebellious haircut, Nguyen never fails to celebrate the spirit of today's youth.  Nguyen is a lover of quirks, an embracer of the weird and the offbeat, letting us into a world we can only hope we're cool enough to be a part of.  Quite frankly, Nguyen's spots make us want to put on a horse head and dance along with her performers.

In her past life, Nguyen was a writer for The Onion, a director/producer in MTV's promo department, and a copywriter for agencies like Ogilvy, McCann, Strawberry Frog, Taxi, and McKinney.  A graduate of the Creative Circus, her spots and web films have taken home Cannes Lions, One Show Pencils, and Art Directors Club Awards.  Nguyen approaches every traditional TV campaign with a clear solution for the online and social media component of the project. All in the spirit of collaboration, and with absolutely zero ego, she's often brought in on projects to help concept.  Says Nguyen, "I love every stage in the process, especially working with actors.  It's fun to help take a performer where they want to go and where they're not even expecting to go."

With strong pop culture references, energetic music, and impeccable comedic timing, Nguyen's work moves fast, revealing new layers with each viewing.  A fresh female face in the industry, Kim lives in Santa Monica, CA with her husband and creative partner Eric Stevens.

Tempur-Pedic / Hot Sleeper

Kim's Map

Key

Current Location

Past Location

Current Location

New York, New York

Samsung!

Previous Location

San Diego, California

Filming a Tempur-Pedic campaign with QB Drew Brees!

Previous Location

Hollywood, California

Shooting a livestream event for Kohl's and the Oscars!

Previous Location

Los Angeles, California

Burt's Bees with Lea Michele

Previous Location

Santiago, Chile

Filming a concert for her latest commercial.

Previous Location

Vancouver, British Columbia

Filming a secret project in Vancouver today...

Previous Location

Los Angeles, California

Filming with Vanessa Hudgens today for Verizon.

Previous Location

Malibu, California

Shooting campaign for Toyota and MTV.

Previous Location

Los Angeles, California

Time Warner Cable shoot today!

Previous Location

Los Angeles, California

Shooting with Motrin today.

Previous Location

New York, New York

Shoot, shoot, shoot!

Previous Location

New York, New York

Black Friday campaign for Macy's. SpongeBob makes an appearance.

Previous Location

New York, New York

Working with Amy Schumer on the new MTV Movie Awards campaign.

Previous Location

Los Angeles, California

Kim returns to work for the MTV VMAs

Previous Location

Los Angeles, California

Welcome to the world Moki Miles Stevens! 8.5 pounds - March 12, 2014

Previous Location

Newhall, California

A quick shoot for Walmart before Black Friday!

Previous Location

Chicago, Illinois

Back in her hometown to prep for another shoot with Walmart.

Previous Location

Santa Monica, California

Eating lemon ricotta pancakes and catching her breath.

Previous Location

Prague, Czech Republic

Directing a Swedish campaign for Saatchi NY.

Previous Location

Atlanta, Georgia

Invented a robot made out of hamburger containers, and perfected the use of the BurgerCam.

Previous Location

Moorpark, California

Directing an emu, a pigeon, a rooster, and Old Tom Morris for GolfNow.com.

Previous Location

Toronto, Ontario

Working with our Canadian friends on Crystal Light.

Previous Location

Culver City, California

Shooting Rebel and Channing for the MTV Movie Awards.

Previous Location

New York, New York

MTV Movie Award Director Cuts: LOLZ!

Previous Location

Austin, Texas

SXSW to learn all about emerging trends and the Texas Two Step.

Previous Location

Da Nang, Vietnam

Kim and Eric went here on vacation to meet her Vietnamese relatives.

Previous Location

Chicago, Illinois

This is Kim's hometown. Coincidentally, it's also Backyard's hometown.

Where
When
Why
New York, New York
When 4 months ago
Why Samsung!
San Diego, California
When 5 months ago
Why Filming a Tempur-Pedic campaign with QB Drew Brees!
Hollywood, California
When 6 months ago
Why Shooting a livestream event for Kohl's and the Oscars!
Los Angeles, California
When 6 months ago
Why Burt's Bees with Lea Michele
Santiago, Chile
When 9 months ago
Why Filming a concert for her latest commercial.
Vancouver, British Columbia
When 11 months ago
Why Filming a secret project in Vancouver today...
Los Angeles, California
When 1 year ago
Why Filming with Vanessa Hudgens today for Verizon.
Malibu, California
When 1 year ago
Why Shooting campaign for Toyota and MTV.
Los Angeles, California
When 1 year ago
Why Time Warner Cable shoot today!
Los Angeles, California
When 1 year ago
Why Shooting with Motrin today.
New York, New York
When 1 year ago
Why Shoot, shoot, shoot!
New York, New York
When 1 year ago
Why Black Friday campaign for Macy's. SpongeBob makes an appearance.
New York, New York
When 2 years ago
Why Working with Amy Schumer on the new MTV Movie Awards campaign.
Los Angeles, California
When 2 years ago
Why Kim returns to work for the MTV VMAs
Los Angeles, California
When 2 years ago
Why Welcome to the world Moki Miles Stevens! 8.5 pounds - March 12, 2014
Newhall, California
When 2 years ago
Why A quick shoot for Walmart before Black Friday!
Chicago, Illinois
When 2 years ago
Why Back in her hometown to prep for another shoot with Walmart.
Santa Monica, California
When 2 years ago
Why Eating lemon ricotta pancakes and catching her breath.
Prague, Czech Republic
When 3 years ago
Why Directing a Swedish campaign for Saatchi NY.
Atlanta, Georgia
When 3 years ago
Why Invented a robot made out of hamburger containers, and perfected the use of the BurgerCam.
Moorpark, California
When 3 years ago
Why Directing an emu, a pigeon, a rooster, and Old Tom Morris for GolfNow.com.
Toronto, Ontario
When 3 years ago
Why Working with our Canadian friends on Crystal Light.
Culver City, California
When 3 years ago
Why Shooting Rebel and Channing for the MTV Movie Awards.
New York, New York
When 3 years ago
Why MTV Movie Award Director Cuts: LOLZ!
Austin, Texas
When 3 years ago
Why SXSW to learn all about emerging trends and the Texas Two Step.
Da Nang, Vietnam
When 3 years ago
Why Kim and Eric went here on vacation to meet her Vietnamese relatives.
Chicago, Illinois
When 3 years ago
Why This is Kim's hometown. Coincidentally, it's also Backyard's hometown.