Meet the RICE team

As RICE has been around for more than one year, churning out dozens of videos and gaining thousands of fans, we are occasionally asked to tell something about ourselves.

So, we take this blog to do a brief introduction about each RICE member. For now, as in-depth stories about each member will come later.

Andy Ho – Executive Producer

AndyWhat do you do at RICE? I plan strategies and do management.

How long have you been with RICE? Since the beginning.

What is your motto for working at RICE?

Believe in our direction, doing right by the team.

Describe RICE team in three words: Talented, genuine, passionate.

Dong On – Head of Content

DongWhat do you do at RICE?

In short, I’m in charge of making films for YoungSaigon series and some other series on RICE. A new and edgier series is on its way.

In particular:

– I direct most of the YoungSaigon series.

– I plan storylines and visual materials before a shoot. I go out and shoot with the team. Sometimes I operate audio when needed.

– I perfect the film at its best since offline. I choose music most of the time. Sometimes I become greedy, and color the films myself (was first based in color). Since I edit, I also master the films.

– I spend time experiencing the portion of culture which exists between mainstream and underground. Its characteristic goes further away from the “safe” and towards the “extreme.”

– I spend time catching up with the evolving tech around the place.

– I make friends with people and learn about their stories.

– I share filmmaking experiences with my teammates and friends in anyway I can.

How long have you been with RICE? 16 months and still counting.

What is your motto for working at RICE? Open to all sort of knowledge in and out of filmmaking area. Learn and constantly practice my craft. Have discipline. Against bluff.

Describe RICE team in three words: Young. Open-minded. Constantly on the move.

Trung Tran – Filmmaker

TrungWhat do you do at RICE?

Shoot, edit, record and post-process audio. Sound design. Build relationship with people for content. Take care of the GoPros. In charge of art department.

How long have you been with RICE? One Bloody Year.

What is your motto for working at RICE?

One thing at a time. Don’t stop till it’s done.

Describe RICE team in three words: Bunch of Nutcase

Nguyen Dang – Filmmaker

NguyenWhat do you do at RICE? Shoot and edit.

How long have you been with RICE? 7 months.

What is your motto for working at RICE?

Be organized. Be disciplined (easier said than done, ha!)

Describe RICE team in three words: (let me think about it)

Que Nguyen – Concept Lead

QueWhat do you do at RICE?

I do ideas and stories with designs and illustrations, when needed.

How long have you been with RICE? About 1 year.

What is your motto for working at RICE?

Keep me happy and I will produce happy concepts ^^

Describe RICE team in three words: Young, open and hungry.

Trang Ngo – Designer

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetWhat do you do at RICE? I do the designing job.

How long have you been with RICE? About 1 month.

What is your motto for working at RICE?

Happy to have happy things.

Describe RICE team in three words: Friendly, enthusiastic and united.

Linh Ngan – Project Coordinator

LinhWhat do you do at RICE?

I’m in charge of booking the car and looking after equipments on set

How long have you been with RICE? 14 months.

What is your motto for working at RICE?

The feeling that I need to run. Never stay still.

Describe RICE team in three words: Motivated. Inspired. Weird.

Lilly Pugh – Producer

lillyWhat do you do at RICE? Producer, developing ideas, assembling a team, bringing out the best in our talents, making sure it gets done.

How long have you been with RICE? Almost 5 months.

What is your motto for working at RICE? Produce good content: quality, depth, beauty.

Describe RICE team in three words: Sharp, talented, driven.

Ha Nguyen – Social Media/PR Planner

HaWhat do you do at RICE? Social media, casting for production…

How long have you been with RICE? 9 months.

What is your motto for working at RICE?

Be happy, be ready, and work with all your heart.

Describe RICE team in three words: Brothers and sisters.

Nguyen Huynh – Writer/Researcher

nguyenhuynhWhat do you do at RICE? I write blogs, marketing copies, and scripts. I carry out every kind of research. I provide translations and supports for concept and social media teams, when needed.

How long have you been with RICE? More than 2 months.

What is your motto for working at RICE?

Don’t fear of challenges. Nothing is impossible, as long as you are well prepared.

Describe RICE team in three words: (ridiculously) Young. Passionate. Fun.

Anh Truong – Production Manager Intern

PAWhat do you do at RICE? Using duct tape, list keeping, making arrangement (small things with great love ^^). I’m still trying to learn more about filmmaking to understand our filmmakers’ work and support them to the best of my ability.

How long have you been with RICE? One month and a half.

What is your motto for working at RICE? Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. Don’t panic (but if you do, keep it to yourself).

Describe RICE team in three words: Foodies, supportive, challenging.

Phuc Le – Illustrator Intern

4023183c-922e-5abe-e053-d19ee80a5fcd-thumbnailWhat do you do at RICE? I’m an illustrator.

How long have you been with RICE? 2 weeks.

What is your motto for working at RICE?

Listening and taking advice from seniors.

Describe RICE team in three words: Going home late.