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Directed by Thy Tran

Struggling to deal with Martin’s disappearance, Duy resorts to anonymous hook-ups to escape the emptiness. He spends sleepless nights wandering around the city meeting strangers online hoping to find love, form a connection – anything to help him forget Martin. But the nightly ventures take Duy to darker places than he could ever imagine.


About the filmmaker: Born in Vietnam, raised in OC, and since moving to Los Angeles in 2007, Thy has dedicated his time to learning the art of filmmaking while formulating his aesthetics as a film director.  He is passionate for films that reflect the human and social conditions. Thy has worked on a variety of independent projects such as Half-Life (Sundance Selection, 2008) directed by Jennifer Phang, The Rambler (Sundance Selection, 2012) starring Durmot Mulroney,  9 Full Moons by Tomer Almagor, starring Amy Seimetz, and Barbershop Punk, a documentary that examines the necessity of Net Neutrality on the internet.

In 2012, Thy was recruited to edit Anne-Christine Caro’s award winning short Merci Beaucoup Bradley Cooper, which came to be a Cannes Court Métrage Selection in 2013. Thy was also invited to edit Luca Severi’s Alberto Burri and Piero della Francesca: The Two Revolutions, which aired on Sky Arte, an Italian television network. Thy is actively involved in the independent filmmaking communities of LA, Rome, and Paris. SummerWinterSummer is his first short film as a director. He is currently developing the short into a feature.

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CAAMFest’s OUT/HERE shorts program has been a staple of our festival for over a decade now. In this program, we showcase and celebrate the unique and bold stories from the LGBTQ+ diverse communities. From lesbian vampires to a gay relationship in turmoil, OUT/HERE is a real treasure of stories and storytellers.