James Nguyen

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James Nguyen
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Nationality: Vietnamese
Gender: Male
Born: September 1, 1966
Occupation: Director
Years active: 2003–present
Notable works: Birdemic: Shock and Terror

James Nguyen (born September 1st, 1966) is a Vietnamese film director, writer, producer and actor. He's known for his terrible films, most notable the cult classic Birdemic: Shock and Terror and its sequel, Birdemic 2: The Resurrection. He runs the film production company Moviehead Pictures.


Year Title Role Rotten Tomatoes rotten icon.png Notes
2013 Birdemic 2: The Resurrection Auteur walking out of Vietnamese restaurant - director and writer
2010 Birdemic: Shock and Terror Patron looking at menu (uncredited) 19%[1] director, writer and producer
2005 Replica - director and writer, previously unreleased until 2017
2003 Julie and Jack Professor Tran - director, writer and producer

Why He Sucks

  1. All of his films are absolutely terrible. Terrible acting, terrible writing, terrible directing, terrible camera quality, and terrible editing.
  2. He's 100% oblivious to his own skill at making movies and of the fact that people like his films because they're terrible and not because they're good.
  3. He's incredibly stubborn when people reason with him. When someone tries giving him advice, he immediately gets mad and tries to argue how he's right.
  4. Despite promising payment to people involved in his movies, according to actors, he tries to avoid paying them.[2]

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Birdemic has a cult following for being "so bad, it's good".


  • In 2016, Nguyen tried to crowdfund for the third installment of his Birdemic film series, Birdemic 3: Sea Eagle. He first launched a campaign on Indiegogo which only raised $596 of its $500,000 goal[3], followed by a project on Kickstarter which only raised $230 of its $200,000 goal.[4]



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