Antuong Nguyen is a filmmaker based in Melbourne (Naarm/Birraranga). He operates a commercial film practice, Silky Jazz Films, servicing commercial, cultural, and not-for-profit sectors. Antuong’s directional approach is informed by improvisation (hence, the name ‘Silky Jazz’ in honour to his favourite jazz tenor, Pharoah Sanders), verité, and speculative modes of visual communication.
His practice is engaged in non-hierarchical methods of collaboration; his transition from visual artist to filmmaker born from a desire to work within a more collective model of artmaking and storytelling. Antuong has had his artworks presented at ICA (London), ACMI, National Gallery of Victoria, Gertrude Contemporary, Westspace, and Bus Projects. He has lectured communication at RMIT University’s School of Fashion and has been a guest speaker at Melbourne International Film Festival, REMIX Summit, and City of Melbourne. His Silky Jazz Films clients include Netflix, Google, Nike, Adidas, Royal College of the Arts (London), University of Melbourne, Rising, Melbourne International Film Festival, MTC, and Melbourne Fashion Week.