I Can I Will I Did | 2017 | Houston Premiere

Directed by Nadine Truong
113 min

Fri Jun 1 | 6:50 PM

Depressed foster youth Ben is bullied and as a result gets into a car accident. His recovery process is slow, until he meets Adrienne, a wheelchair bound fellow patient at the hospital who breathes hope into his life and introduces to him her grandfather, Taekwondo Grand Master Kang. Kang not only teaches him how to walk and get back up on his feet, but also how to take charge of his own life and ultimately to face his inner demons.

Disclaimer Contains scenes depicting violence. Content might not be suitable to all ages or audiences.

Language English, Korean

Country or Origin USA

Genre Narrative Feature, Drama

A German-born Vietnamese filmmaker, Nadine Truong worked in talent representation and at various production companies prior to earning her MFA degree in Directing in 2009 from the American Film Institute. Nadine received her BA degree in Anthropology from UCLA in 2003 and resides in Los Angeles, where she also works as a Yoga Teacher. 

Her directorial short film credits include CHOPSTICKS, IN THE DARK and INITIATION. In 2006 she became a proud fellow with Los Angeles Asian American Pacific Film Festival's 'Armed With A Camera Fellowship', which funded her short film THE MUSE. Additionally, she received the San Diego International Asian Film Festival's prestigious George C. Lin Emerging Filmmaker Award in 2010.

The proud recipient of the Mary Pickford Scholarship for Excellence in Directing, Nadine was one of three female directors in AFI's competitive program, and the only fellow to write and direct two award-winning thesis films: The coming-of-age dramedy EGGBABY and SHADOW MAN, a Vietnam War drama.

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