An Tran

An Tran is a director and producer based in Los Angeles and Vietnam. She directed the documentary For Tomorrow, about people worldwide making innovative change in their communities, is now streaming on Prime Video. An co-directed/produced the feature documentary Moving Pictures: Filmmaking and the Art of Cinematography, which premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2020 and directed and produced more than 50 episodes of the web series The Filmmakers View. Her producing credits include The Summer People for director Todd Louiso and the indie feature Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf, written and directed by Susan Youssef. She formerly ran the ARRI Emerging Filmmaker Grant program, where she championed award-winning films like Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station and Beach Rats. The daughter of political refugees who fled Vietnam at the end of the war, she grew up in South Bend, Indiana, and is currently finishing the documentary Tran 5, about her experiences growing up in the Midwest and then returning to Vietnam.


How Leaving the Life I Knew Saved Me

By An Tran | November 4, 2022

How Leaving the Life I Knew Saved Me

An Tran, director of the new documentary For Tomorrow, on how relocating to Vietnam turned out to be exactly the change she needed.