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Auden Bui is an award winning director.


Her short THE LOST CITY OF TOMORROW was the recipient of the DGA student award, The Caucus Foundation Award, Irving Lerner Endowment Fund and The Charles and Lucille King Foundation, among others. 

Her short DREAM BOY OR THE PURSUIT OF BEING starring Jordan Prentice (In Bruges) is available for streaming on Shudder. Her latest short TRAIN STOP premiered at Dances with Films and has played at over 40 film festivals around the world.

She was a participant in the Warner Brother's Television Director's Workshop and WIF Directing Fellowship. She was the creative director for GoldenVoice's music festival Arroyo Seco Weekend from 2017-2018. Her client list includes Google, Huawei, Cartier, Levi's, Target, Smashbox, Vice, MTV, Disney, Blumhouse, Doc Marten, Moleskine, and she frequently collaborates with actress Anna Akana.

At age 6, she came to the States with her family as a refugee from Vietnam. She double-majored in Business and Film Studies at UC Berkeley before receiving an MFA from USC's School of Cinematic Arts. She is an award winning photographer having exhibited at UC Berkeley School of Architecture and the Southern Utah Museum of Art.


An avid seeker of unfamiliar adventures, she has been to 7 continents (Antarctica twice) and has a life goal of visiting every country in the world. In addition to her cinematic work, she volunteers at refugee camps in Bangladesh and recently completed a half marathon in Egypt with the Skid Row Running Club. 

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