Bi: Stockholm Awards

by Dean Wilson

Phan Dang Di’s movie Bi Dung So (Bi, Don’t Be Afraid) won the Best First Feature award at the Stockholm Film Festival today. In the words of the jury:

His eye is uncanny  …  resulting in one shimmering moment after another.

The film also won for Best Cinematography:

For poetic and dignified simplicity and subtle technical perfection.

~ by maximumeskimo on November 28, 2010.

4 Responses to “Bi: Stockholm Awards”

  1. Aloha,

    Is this the same Dean Wilson from Honour Society and Univ of Delaware? If it is, aloha, you may not remember me, my name is Karin Last and I was at U of D and WXDR. I somehow got linked to this page while reading up on ‘Clash’, a Vietnamese film I saw at the Hawaii International Film Fest last month.
    Anyway, if it is the one and same Dean Wilson, aloha to you, and it’s great to see the path you’ve taken in life and film studies. To this day, whenever I hear Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Goin On’, it makes me think of you!

    Best to you,

    Karin Last

  2. Hi Karin … it is indeed me … do you live in Hawaii? I had a couple of nice dinners with Anderson Le from HIFF last summer. The director of Clash, Le Thanh Son, ran our production workshop here this year. You can see the film the class made together with Son here: … and I do remember you, hope to stay in touch …

  3. Wow- small world! What bought you to Vietnam? Last I remember you had moved to NYC.
    Yes, we moved back to Hawaii. I was here for 12 years until 2002, working as a concert promoter for Goldenvoice (no surprises there:) My husband was working on the first fully CG motion captured film “Final Fantasy”. We then moved to NZ and LA for six years, and vowed to move back here when we had kids. We have a 5 year old daughter and 2 1/2 year old son, and sure enough we came back last year. We have both been in feature film VFX, and he has been most recently directing cinematics for video games.
    That’s funny, I just met Anderson Le in October at the HIFF kickoff party. I volunteered, as my friends’ movie “The Tempest” was showcased and premiered here ( it was filmed on Lanai).

    I’d love to hear more about what you’ve been up to. My email is, as I’m sure not everyone wants to read this :)

    Take care and Aloha!

  4. anybody can post comments here … all you need to do is enter an email address … what’s on your mind?

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