Dinh Thai is an award-winning Writer/Director, Filmmaker, Commercial Director. Winner of NBCU's Next Generation Filmmaker and Outstanding Director Awards. First Place winner of HBO Visionaries. Follow him on IG @MadeByDinh.

Dinh Thai is an Asian-American writer/director by way of commercial directing based in Los Angeles. Born in Vietnam, fled to France, and finally settling in Los Angeles, the 80s and 90s nurtured a fascinating cultural mix that strongly informs Dinh’s filmic approach and aesthetic. He brings a youthful, multi-cultural viewpoint to his creative and energetic productions. His work blends visual style with realism, focusing on social media influencers, dialogue, comedy, celebrities, and storytelling — all with strong musical influences. His commercial clients include Adidas, T-Mobile, Toyota, and the US Navy.

Dinh’s narrative work has aired on HBO and Cinemax. Specifically, MONDAY, a short film he wrote and directed has garnished over 50 festival awards and nominations, including first place in the inaugural HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries competition, Outstanding Director, Outstanding Actor and Next Generation Filmmaker Award at the prestigious NBCU Shorts Festival, Best Direction at the New York Television Festival, Best Short Film at ITVFest, and Best New Filmmaker of the Year at NFMLA.

Along with being in the Disney|ABC Director Program, Dinh has shadowed on American Horror Story (Ryan Murphy's Half-Initiative), MAYANS M.C. (Fox 21 TV), and he’ll be directing an episode of New Amsterdam through NBC’s Emerging Director Program. He’s also actively pursuing film and TV directing assignments as well as developing a show based on his short film and other multicultural ideas.

Dinh at NBCU’s Shorts Fest receiving Best Director and Next Generation Filmmaker Award. © Getty Images 2018

— 50+ Awards —


NBCU SHORTS - Outstanding Director, Actor, Next Generation Filmmaker

NFMLA - Best New Filmmaker Of The Year - Recap Here

NYTVF - Best Direction

ITVFEST - Best Short


IFS - Best Indie Short



MCMINNVILLE FESTIVAL - Grand Jury Prize, Best Story

FIRSTGLANCE - Best Director, Cinematography, Editing

ASIANS ON FILM - Best Drama, Director, Actor

— Connect —

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Managers // Kaplan/Perrone

Hannah Ozer, Josh Goldenberg

Agents // Paradigm Talent Agency

Bill Douglass, Ethan Neale, Mark Ross, Ellie Schiff

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And of course reach out if you have an upcoming project that would be a great fit! //


Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley), Dinh Thai, Tiffanie Hsu, JingYi Shao, Leonardo Nam (Westworld) © 2017 HBO

Intae Kim (Choi), Grace Shen (Susan), Dinh Thai, Kevin David Lin (Kwan), Sarah Johanna Jewell (Emma) at the inaugural HBO APA Visionaries screening.

Joseph Lee (Searching), Kevin David Lin, Dinh Thai, Mike Dallatorre (Panavision), Melissa Barrera (Vida), NBCU Shorts Fest ©2018 NBCU

Fidencio Casas (B-Cam op), Dinh Thai, Adriaan Kirchner (DP), Joseph Watts (Gaffer), Kevin David Lin (Kwan) © 2017 Gregg Furuoka

Adriaan Kirchner (DP), Fidencio Casas (B-Cam op), Dinh Thai, Diamonique Noriega (Nina) © 2017 Gregg Furuoka

Kevin David Lin (Kwan), Dinh Thai - Images: Copyright © 2017 Gregg Furuoka

Kevin David Lin (Kwan), Dinh Thai, Adriaan Kirchner (DP) on the set of MONDAY © 2017 Gregg Furuoka

Dinh Thai, Kevin David Lin (Kwan), L.A. Williams (Andre), Lawrence Johnson (Eric) © 2017 Gregg Furuoka