Tony Bui

Tony Bui is a writer, director and producer. He is the co-founder of LEAP (Lotus Entertainment and Arts Productions) which supports stories of diverse voices. His films include Yellow Lotus, Three Seasons, Green Dragon and The Throwaways. His short film, Yellow Lotus, received over 15 national and international festival prizes. His feature debut, Three Seasons, received the Grand Jury Prize, Audience Award and Best Cinematography Award at the Sundance Film Festival and two Independent Spirit Awards nominations. He is a recipient of the Humanitas Prize and a graduate of the Sundance Institute's Screenwriting and Directing Labs. He has written and developed projects for NBC, Warner Bros and HBO, and is currently developing a narrative feature film about Nick Ut's Pulitzer Prize winning "Napalm Girl" photo.

Tony has taught film directing at Loyola Marymount University and previously served on the Board of Directors of Film Independent, and is currently on the Global Advisory Board of Fulbright University Vietnam. Tony is currently Artist in Residence at Columbia University and teaching in the School of Arts graduate film program.