MAU XANH (2021) • Directed by Miky Tran

Mau Xanh is a queer coming of age story set in a Vietnamese restaurant in San Diego.

I developed a color script with rich, saturated lighting schemes to provoke the arcs of passion, rage, and sorrow that the main character faces throughout the story. I also helped explore the rendering style given the established references, including conceptual mood boards and the real restaurant location. Throughout the production, I also painted backgrounds and animated characters. 



Visual Development:

Background painting:

Layouts by Miky Tran, Joey Tran, Hae Kim

Final film stills: