Meet the team. 

Kevin Truong is the director, producer, director of photography and editor for “Mai American.” Kevin is a Sundance-supported artist whose work spans photography, journalism and filmmaking. As a filmmaker, he has received fellowships from both the Center for Asian American Media and BAVC Media, and his work has received support and funding from the Sundance Institute, MacArthur Foundation, A-Doc, California Film Institute, SFFilm, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Haverford College, Catapult Film Fund, True/False Film Fest and the Portland Events and Film Office. He is the winner of 2022 Ready, Set, Pitch! and the winner of the Audience Choice Award at 2023 DocPitch. As a journalist, Kevin has written stories for NBC News and Motherboard Tech by VICE and has worked as a producer with Student Reporting Labs at the PBS NewsHour, where he helped produce and film a series of short documentaries on misinformation.


Christina Sun Kim is a consulting editor for “Mai American. Christina is a Korean-American film editor based in Los Angeles. Her journey in editing began in the media labs at the University of Texas at Austin, cutting her professor Nancy Schiesari's ITVS-funded film "Tattooed Under Fire." After completing her MFA at UCLA, she produced and edited social justice content for the California Endowment while pursuing her passion for long-form editing. She returned to full-time editing with “Land of My Father.”

2020 marked a significant milestone in Christina's career when she was honored as the 10th Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellow. This recognition coincided with her work on the feature documentary "Liquor Store Dreams" (Tribeca 2022, POV 2023), which she co-wrote and edited with director So Yun Um. Following this, she collaborated with her mentor, Miranda Yousef, ACE, on her feature directorial debut, "Art for Everybody" (SXSW 2023), and the upcoming music documentary "New Wave" (Tribeca 2024) with director Elizabeth Ai.

Christina is currently working on an undisclosed K-pop documentary with co-directors Grace Lee and Patty Ahn. She's excited to band together with the team of seasoned filmmakers and improve her collaboration skills.

Juan Andrés Vergara is the composer for “Mai American.” He melds the contemporaryclassical, film and pop worlds into immersive musical environments.His work has been featured in festivals like Sheffield, Cannes Marché du Film, Maine,Morelia and Rotterdam; as well as programmed at the Open Source Music Festival,Manuel Enríquez International Music Forum, Cervantino Festival, and UNESCO's 51thInternational Rostrum of Composers in Estonia.Being a music fanatic with curiosity in many areas, Juan balances his work in film withperforming live, songwriting for artists and composing for personal projects. Recently,he completed music for the film Marco y Luna, released his band's debut album Planoand stays committed to a continuous body of work through his "nebular" concert musicwith harmonic textures built from chaotic sound particles drawing inspiration from thespatial behavior of sound.He participated in Berlinale Talents as well as the LA Philharmonic National ComposersIntensive residency. He completed a Master’s degree in Screen Scoring at NYU under aFulbright Scholarship, holds Bachelor degrees in Music Theory and Composition fromLondon College of Music and an Undergraduate degree in Contemporary ConcertComposition from Mexico's Centro de Investigación y Estudios de la Música.

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