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Timothy Linh Bui
Born April 13, 1970 (1970-04-13) (age 39)
Saigon, Vietnam
Occupation Director, Producer, Screenwriter

Timothy Linh Bui (b. Saigon, South Vietnam, April 13, 1970) is a Vietnamese-born American filmmaker, film producer, and screenwriter. He directed Green Dragon, and co-wrote and produced Three Seasons.




Early life

Bui was born in Saigon, South Vietnam, and came to the United States with his family as a refugee of the Vietnam War in 1975, leaving Vietnam approximately one week before the Fall of Saigon. He grew up in Sunnyvale, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a graduate of Columbia College Hollywood.

Personal life

Timothy Linh Bui is the older brother of Tony Bui, who is also a film director and producer. He is also the nephew of the Vietnamese actor Đơn Dương.


Year Film Credited as
Director Producer Writer Actor Role
1995 Yellow Lotus Yes
Duong tinh yeu Yes
1998 The Love Boat: The Next Wave First Mate
1999 Three Seasons Yes Yes
2001 Green Dragon Yes Yes
2005 Inside Out Yes
My Name Is... Yes
2007 Owl and the Sparrow Yes
2009 Shooting Blue Yes
Powder Blue Yes Yes Yes

Awards and nominations

Austin Film Festival

  • 2001: Won, "Best Advanced Screening" - Green Dragon

Humanitas Prize

  • 2001: Won, "Best Film" - Green Dragon

Sundance Film Festival

  • 2001: Nominated, "Grand Jury Prize for Best Dramatic Film" - Green Dragon

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