A refugee of the Vietnam war, Derek Nguyen is a screenwriter, director, and producer. His directorial feature debut The Housemaid was released by IFC Films in 2018 and sold to 22 different territories around the world. An American adaption called Grave Hill is heading to production in 2022, written by Oscar-winner Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious), directed by Deon Taylor (Black & Blue) and produced by CJ Entertainment (Parasite). He was a 2004 fellow at the Sundance Screenwriters Lab for his screenplay, Monster based on his award-winning play. He is the cofounder of The Population, which has produced Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ Swallow (IFC Films), Heidi Ewing’s I Carry You With Me (Sony Pictures Classics), and upcoming Josef Kubota Wladyka’s Catch The Fair One. Derek was also on the producing team for Jennifer Fox’s The Tale, So Yong Kim’s Lovesong, Sarah Adina Smith’s Buster’s Mal Heart, and Hannah Fidell’s Long Dumb Road, among others.