2003 – present
The Bitch Pack
Thuc Doan Nguyen
Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Film Producer
Port Tobacco, MD / Kinston, NC
Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Thuc Doan Nguyen is a Los Angeles-based writer and producer. She was born in Vietnam, and grew up in North Carolina and Southern Maryland. She is a double major from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Public Policy Analysis (Environmental Policy) and Communication Studies and also holds a Master's Degree (MPA) obtained in Southern California. Nguyen is the founder of "The Bitch Pack", a group dedicated to promoting female-driven screenplays through Twitter and other social media sites.
For Nguyen's work in Hollywood, she and her Bitch Pack have been featured in The Rumpus, The Huffington Post's Entertainment Section, and Salon. Nguyen's historical drama screenplay about Lucy Parsons and Albert Parsons & The Haymarket Affair is number one in IndieWire's "Not All Stories Are About Straight White Men" and is in development.
Nguyen helped launch the first ever "Cause Related Marketing Department" at Saatchi & Saatchi London for Marjorie Ellis Thompson and Hamish Pringle, aiding them with the book Brand Spirit.
Nguyen has published academically. She presented at The University of London with her paper: "Of Cougars and Kittens in Vampire Visual Rhetoric of the Last 30 Years: Ageism, Sexuality, Conformity and Ethics in Relation to Contemporary Fictional Female Vampires in Film & Television". Paper Proposal Accepted by The London Consortium, by Dr. Simon Bacon. She has also penned a piece for the book Race/Gender/Class/Media.
In New York City, Nguyen has worked with Kevin McLeod aka Mstrmnd on a series of interactive projects and online games for Atomic Pictures, as an associate producer for the web game "The Beast". Thuc is the voice of Cybertronics and Eliza in Eliza's Tea Room. They also made web sites for groups such as The Service Employees International Union. She also worked for other integrated entertainment companies.
Nguyen produced the documentary "Goth Parking Lot" at The Cure's Jones Beach Dream Tour show, as encouraged by the makers of Heavy Metal Parking Lot, Jeff Krulik and John Heyn, fellow Marylanders.
In Los Angeles, Nguyen worked for Jerry Bruckheimer and Warner Brothers Television as a writers' and executive producers' assistant. Nguyen made up dialogue as Fredrik Bond's "Milkmaid": Creative Annual UK – Best Campaign – Bronze for MJZ. She has a screenwriting certificate from UCLA, and was a translator for the Rory Kennedy Academy Award-nominated documentary Last Days in Vietnam.
Nguyen's work can be found in various publications. The Los Angeles Times published an essay by Nguyen about modern love. Nguyen's magazine writing work has included: Sweet Action, Useless, Working Class (all New York City indie magazines), Urb and BPM (international music magazines) about popular culture, filmmakers, internet dating, Ima Robot, Moving Units, etc.. Nguyen's also written for Nylon Magazine's Beauty Diary about Sting's yoga guru, Ganga White.
Thanks to women such as Amanda de Cadenet and Sam Taylor-Johnson, Nguyen's photography work has been featured in their Girl Gaze Project (as @paidtobenice on Instagram). Multiple pieces of Nguyen's photography work were featured in Clawmarks Issue One which debuted at London Comic Con in 2016.
Nguyen is active in political satire as an organizer for The Satanic Temple and as part of the writing team for Tomi Lahren viral parody show "Toni Lahren" produced in Los Angeles.