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Elizabeth H. Vu

Elizabeth H. Vu is a Vietnamese-Australian screenwriter based in Western Sydney. She started screenwriting in 2008 and has accumulated an extensive range of credits spanning from short films and web series to feature films. Vu specializes in writing horror and thriller and sometimes delves into writing other genres such as action, sci-fi, and comedy.


Her frequent collaborations with Phoenix Eye Films have resulted in short films: ROSES, the award-winning MY MOTHER THE ACTION STAR, OPERATION: KUNG FLU, and OBSIDIAN and mockumentary MAI BICH PLANET. While working with Phoenix Eye Films, Vu was commissioned by CORE Community Services to write BREATHLESS, a web series created as part of an anti-smoking campaign. She was also commissioned by Woodville Alliance to write GAME OVER, a web series created for an anti-gaming campaign.


Vu’s other short films, MR GHOST, THE RADIO SINGER, THE EQUIVALENT OF X, LEVEL ONE, and UNDER THE BED, amongst many others, have been produced by filmmakers in Pakistan, Denmark, Ireland, Australia, and states across America, including Tennessee, Arizona, Illinois, California, and Ohio.


Her feature films include THE PERCEPTION, a psychological thriller starring Eric Roberts and Nick Bateman that was produced in Los Angeles by Scissor Films; ECHO 8, a multiple award-winning action thriller produced in Sydney by Phoenix Eye Films; and WAKE, a psychological horror starring Fivel Stewart that was produced by DBS Films in Detroit, Michigan.


ECHO 8 has been distributed through Filmhub and can be watched for free at Reveel, while WAKE, repped by London-based international sales agent Film Seekers, has secured international distribution deals with Alarm Pictures (US & UK), Mongrel Media (Canada), Encripta (Latin America), New People (CIS/Baltics) and Vendetta (Portugal).

Vu has written prequel and sequel scripts for ECHO 8, set to film in 2025 to complete Australia’s first female-led trilogy of independent feature films. She is currently in pre-production for the short Vietnamese horror MIDNIGHT NEVER SLEEPS with Phoenix Eye FIlms, producing in association with Arts & Cultural Exchange.

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