LA FEEDBACK Festival Testimonial – June 11, 2018

From director Dinh Thai (MONDAY)

There were four of us in attendance (lead actor – Kevin David Lin, supporting actors – Intae Kim and Steve Castillo, and myself). It was a very warm audience and they seemed to laugh and gasp at all the right moments. We had a great time feeling the vibe of the room and that sensation was very satisfying, so the feedback wasn’t surprising. Many of the comments were compliments and even the criticism was on-point. It’s priceless to be in the theater with an audience that connects and understands our movie. So thank you for creating such an interesting environment for filmmakers to showcase their work!

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:

MONDAY Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the Jan. 2018 Los Angeles Festival

MONDAY, 18min., USA, Crime/Comedy
Directed by Dinh Thai

“What can I get to you?” That’s the question driving a conflicted young hustler who sells everything and anything to make money. As he code-switches through various cliques, he’s forced to confront racism as well as the immorality of his occupation.

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Director BIO: Dinh Thai

Director Biography


Dinh Thai is an award-winning writer/director who came by way of commercial directing. He’s actively developing ideas for TV and film, one of them being, “TUESDAY” the continuation of his award-winning short, “MONDAY.” He graduated from Art Center’s film program and currently runs his production company Art and State, creating adverts for brands and ad agencies.

Director Statement
Director’s statement: “Monday,” winner of HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries contest, gave me an opportunity to express and address some of the racial nuances and relationships I’ve been encountering throughout my life. The characters, scenes, interactions, and themes were borne from influences, but the challenge was to make them relatable and entertaining. The culmination is a fast-paced, quick-witted, part-fiction, part-autobiography story about a young Asian-American hustler who struggles with the ethical and moral implications of his actions.