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Nostalgia came to life as I let my imagination roam free when I saw a small ice cream shop, with a parking lot that is always empty. However, it has been opened for as long as I can remember. This inspired me to fictionalize a question: What if the ice cream is not just simply a delicious recipe, but something so sentimental, so precious that the owner has vowed to keep it the way it has always been, with or without customers, no matter the cost? With that, I made a film about a man who holds onto his past.

McFloyd Nguyen was born and raised in Saigon, Vietnam and later moved to Fullerton, California at the age of 13. He graduated from Dodge College of Film & Media Arts - Chapman University with a BFA in Film Production. Since 2018, McFloyd has worked on numerous Chapman student films as well as independent film projects both in the US and Vietnam as director, writer, and editor. His most notable work includes Nostalgia (2021), a narrative short that has won him a number of film awards and nominations internationally. Having spent his time on both sides of the Pacific, McFloyd aims to bring his unique storytelling vision onto a universal medium, connecting people across all borders and beliefs. more...

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