A STORYTELLING DUO.
Kevin Luu and Kelly Luu are a writing duo who are passionate about telling heartfelt, character driven stories. As first generation immigrants, they made it a point to stay in touch with their Vietnamese heritage, having visited Vietnam numerous times in the past ten years. It was their experiences living in a foreign country that themes of empathy, identity, and connection became a forefront of their storytelling.
They attended USC's School of Cinematic Arts where they graduated with a masters in Film and Television Production. While at USC, they were chosen as directors for the prestigious 546 Advance Production class through a competitive pitch and selection process. It marked the first time in the history of the film program that duo directors have ever been appointed the position. Through the class, they co-directed a coming-of-age, sci-fi short film titled REAL BOY, which won best Sci-Fi film at USC’s First Look Festival and Best Film School Short at the 2016 Berkeley Film Festival. They also received the Edward Small Directing Award for their film, THE MATTRESS, which was invited to premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.
Their other short films have also been accepted to several festivals including LA shorts fest, Worldfest Houston, and the Burbank International Film Festival, where they won Best Student Short Film for HEAR ME ROAR. Kevin and Kelly were named finalist at the 2015 Script Pipeline First Look screenwriting competition for their feature script THE ABERRANT. They later directed a short based on the feature in Portland, OR and were invited to premiere the film at a joint CAA/USC Diversity showcase. They later optioned an original pilot for a multicultural, supernatural horror series titled SUMMONERS. More recently, they were selected to take part in Ryan Murphy’s Half Initiative, where they shadowed on Fox’s 9-1-1.
They are supported and represented by CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY.