My Project List

Title: Conversations with Coal Miners about Climate Change

Funded by the Walkley Foundation (Regional Journalism Grant), Distributed by VICE

Released February 2022

Directed by Kim Paul Nguyen and Chris Phillips

40 minute documentary. Kim Paul Nguyen travels to the heart of Australia's coal country to find out if coal miners can work together with climate activists to kick-start an energy transition.

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Title: NASCA's NAIDOC Award Winners

Commissioned by the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy

Released July 2021

Camera, Sound, Editing and Direction by Kim Paul Nguyen

12 part short video series. 12 young Aboriginal award winners tell their stories of growing up in Australia and how they've dealt with the many challenges thrown at them. 

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Title: The Aftermath

Commissioned by GetUp

Released April 2021

Camera, Sound, Editing and Direction by Kim Paul Nguyen

Music by Yen Nguyen

30 minute documentary. The stories of climate refugees in Australia after the Black Summer bushfires. 

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Title: Kinder der Klimakrise

Commissioned by Irja von Bernstorff

Released April 2021

Camera, Sound and Location Production by Kim Paul Nguyen (Australian Section)

90 minute documentary. The stories of 4 girls on different continents taking action to protect their local environments and the planet. 

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Title: Impacts of Climate Change on Health in the Pacific

Commissioned by World Health Organisation

Released November 2020

Camera, Sound, Editing and Direction by Kim Paul Nguyen

Music by Yen Nguyen

 

7.30 minute video. Introduction to health in the Pacific. With sections from the Solomon Islands, the Marshall Islands, Kiribati, the Cook Islands and Fiji. 

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Title: Impacts of Climate Change on Health in the Pacific

Commissioned by World Health Organisation

Released November 2020

Camera, Sound, Editing and Direction by Kim Paul Nguyen

Music by Yen Nguyen

 

1.45 minute video. Short introduction to health in the Pacific. 

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Title: Just About to Fade

A music video

Released June 2021

Camera, Editing and Direction by Kim Paul Nguyen

Music by Jon Thomsen

3 minute video. Inspired by "Picnic at Hanging Rock". 

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Title: NASCA Youth Award Winner Profiles 

Commissioned by the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy

Released August 2020

Camera, Sound, Editing and Direction by Kim Paul Nguyen

12 part short video series. Each video profiles one of NASCA's young award winners, as they talk about their biggest challenges and successes.  

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Title: Dirty Power 2: Burnt Country

Commissioned by Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Released May 2020

Written, Co-directed, Co-edited by Kim Paul Nguyen

15 minute documentary. Covers government and conservative media's attempts to hide the role of climate change in the Black Summer bushfires. 

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Title: Non-Communicable Disease Advocate Profiles

Commissioned by the NCD Alliance

Released November 2019

Camera, Sound, Editing and Direction by Kim Paul Nguyen

Two 3 minute videos. Profiles of health advocates in Ghana and India, promoting greater action to support patients. 

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Title: Dirty Power

Commissioned by Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Released May 2019

Written, Produced and Co-directed by Kim Paul Nguyen

15 minute documentary. Reveals the network connecting the coal industry, the Murdoch Press and Australia's Coalition government. 

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Title: Make the Minutes Count

Commissioned by Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Released March 2019

Produced by Kim Paul Nguyen

3 minute video. Award-winning performance poet Solli Raphael shares his powerful poem about addressing climate change and protecting the environment. 

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Title: Sick of Plastic

Commissioned by Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Released June 2018

Concept and Creative Direction by Kim Paul Nguyen

1 minute video. Comedic take on plastic pollution shows brutal reality for sea life.

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Title: Making a Difference

Commissioned by the Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy

Released Jan 2018

Camera, Sound, Editing and Direction by Kim Paul Nguyen

30 minute documentary. 5 Bhutanese young people to find out how they can help their country, exploring many of the new civil society organisations that have emerged in the last few years. 

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Title: Patient Advocate Profiles

Commissioned by the NCD Alliance

Released December 2017

Camera, Sound, Editing and Direction by Kim Paul Nguyen

Video series. Each video follows the story of a patient advocate as they work their way from patient to leader.

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Title: Waciwaci, Climate Impacts in Fiji

Commissioned by the Lancet Countdown

Released November 2017

Camera, Sound, Editing and Direction by Kim Paul Nguyen

5 minute video. Tells the story of Waciwaci village on Lakeba Island in the far South East of the Fijian Archipelago. There the sea is washing away the land forcing the village to relocate to higher ground.

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Title: The sinkhole ghost town

Released September 2017

Camera, Sound, Editing and Direction by Kim Paul Nguyen

3 minute video. In the middle of nowhere Louisiana, a town lies empty and abandoned after a sinkhole opened up next to it years before.

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Title: "Fell in Love with Blue"

A music video

Released January 2017

Camera, Editing and Direction by Kim Paul Nguyen

3 minute video. For Jon Thomsen. Shot in Coogee where Jon used to busk.

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Title: Solar School

Commissioned by Fundacion ALTENER

Released November 2016

Camera, Sound, Editing and Direction by Kim Paul Nguyen

2.30 minute video. Shot in the mountains of Costa Rica at the Escuela Chimirol, a rural primary school that runs exclusively on solar power.  

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Title: El Luchador (The Fighter)

Commissioned by Amigos de le Tierra (El Salvador)

Released October 2016

Camera, Sound, Editing and Direction by Kim Paul Nguyen

3.30 minute video. Carlos is a small-holding farmer in El Salvador, fighting to keep the soil and water safe from agro-toxic chemicals being used by corporate farming giants like Monsanto.  

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Title: We All Have Dreams

Commissioned by Mercado Global (Guatemala)

Released September 2016

Camera, Sound, Editing and Direction by Kim Paul Nguyen

Design by Anna Scharf

2.30 minute video. Cristobalina tells her story of growing up in the Guatemalan mountains without education and her mission to ensure her daughters get to follow their dreams. 

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Title: The Taste of Change

Commissioned by NCDFREE

Released August 2016

Camera, Sound, Editing and Direction by Kim Paul Nguyen

10 minute documentary. Tells the story of a doctor, a nutritionist and a patient all trying to deal with sugar addiction in Mexico.

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Title: What Remains

Released July 2016

Camera, Editing and Direction by Kim Paul Nguyen

3 minute video. Abandoned places across America's south.

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Title: Stream of Life

Commissioned by Balanced Rock

Released April 2016

Camera, Sound, Editing and Direction by Kim Paul Nguyen

1.30 minute video. "Stream of Life" is a Bengali poem from Gitanjali written by Indian Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Shot in Yosemite National Park in California, USA.

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Title: Ruffling Feathers

Commissioned by Festival21

Released December 2015

Camera, Sound, Editing and Direction by Kim Paul Nguyen

8 minute documentary. Madeleine Scott started egg farming at 8 years old, now 21 she's trying to keep the farm going.

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Title: Sowing Seeds

Commissioned by NCDFREE

Released September 2015

Camera, Sound, Editing and Direction by Kim Paul Nguyen

9 minute documentary. Refugees from Myanmar have found a new home at the Werribee Park community garden.

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Title: Trees Falling in the Forest

Major Publication for my double Masters at Monash University

Released December 2012

Camera, Sound, Editing and Direction by Kim Paul Nguyen

 

72 minute documentary. This film follows the stories of 6 climate activists, all going to extremes to get the media to pay attention to the climate crisis.

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