My Father`s Truck
My Father`s Truck

My Father`s Truck

Director Mauricio Osaki

Production year 2013

Length 15min.

Country Brazil/Vietnam


My Father’s Truck is film about 10-year-old Mai Vy as she skips school one day to help her father with his passenger truck for hire. Set along the countryside of Northern Vietnam, Mai Vy is soon confronted with shades of morality and some harsh realities as she learns how things, outside the classroom, really are.


First Prize, Craft Awards for Directing, Editing, Screenwriting, Best Actor | First Run NYU FF, USA, 2013

Best Student Film | Palm Springs Short Fest, USA, 2013

Special Jury Prize | Bermuda IFF, Bermuda, 2014

Best Narrative Short Film | Cinequest FF, USA, 2014

Best Short Film, Prix Signs Cinélatino | Recontres de Toulouse, France, 2014

International Grand Prix | Brussels Short FF, Belgium, 2014


Mauricio Osaki
Mauricio Osaki



Mauricio Osaki, Pierre de Kerchove


Mauricio Osaki

Director of Photography

Pierre de Kerchove

Production designer

Son Tran Trung


Amy Hartman, Russell Clark


Mauricio Osaki


Trung Anh, Mai Vy

Production company(ies)

Lupi Films

Mauricio Osaki

Born in São Paulo, Brazil. He started his career directing short films and working in feature projects as assistant editor and post producer at major film companies. At NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia, he completed his short film, My Father’s Truck, which premiered at the Berlin FF in 2013 and has won numerous prizes at film festivals around the world. He currently lives in Brazil, where he is developing his first feature film.


Life in an Anthill (2004, short), Springtime (2007, short), Liberdade (2008, short), Reminder (2010, short), My Father’s Truck (2013, short).

FILMS 2014