Nolan is an 18-year-old filmmaker and a recent graduate of
the Orange County School of the Arts, Film and Television Conservatory.
Independent at Heart
Nolan is focused on telling entertaining, multifaceted, and meaningful stories in his own voice. Like many independent filmmakers before him, he often writes, directs, shoots, and edits his own work. His productions have been recognized at highly selective film festivals across the country.
Nolan was featured in the print and online editions of The Orange County Register when he was named Artist of the Year for Film/Animation in 2021. A short time later, Nguoi-Viet, the largest Vietnamese newspaper publication in the U.S., featured Nolan in an article entitled Học sinh gốc Việt đoạt giải ‘Register’s Artist of the Year,’ muốn làm phim ở Hollywood (loosely translated as “Vietnamese-born student wins ‘Register’s Artist of the Year,’ wants to make films in Hollywood”).
Nolan’s film, Diamond Game (2020), was selected to be part of some of the most established, storied, and prestigious film festivals in the U.S. and was honored with wins, including for Best Film, Direction, Cinematography, and Originality.
Previously, another of Nolan’s films, Money Bag (2018), received wins at two film festivals and was selected as one of 10 finalists for Best Cinematography at the 2018 All American High School Film Festival, which featured over 2,000 student films from around the world.
Nolan’s IMDb profile can be found at https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10721380/