Kai-Duc LUONG holds an M.S in Electrical Engineering from IIT Chicago, and a Diplome d'Ingénieur from ENSEA France. After working 10 years in the telecoms industry at Motorola as a lead engineer, technical manager & systems architect, Mr. Luong decided to venture into a new and exciting professional realm as a full-time video-artist and filmmaker in 2008.
Since then, he has created numerous works showcased at international film festivals, museums, foundations, and art spaces internationally (New York, Paris, LA, Chicago, Hawaii, Dubai, Moscow) ranging from documentary, experimental, fiction to multi-media installation, photo and video-art. Mr. LUONG is also the founder of the award-winning video production entity, KDL Productions, which produces corporate, events, and commercial works for a variety of clients in the US and France. He was a recipient of the 2012 PDN Photo Annual contest in the video section, a 2013 American Aperture Awards Honoree, as well as winner of the 2013 and 2012 PDN Top Knots.
Mr. LUONG was born in 1975 in Phnom-Penh, and fled the oppressive Khmer Rouge regime from Cambodia to Vietnam to France, where his family settled in Paris in 1978. He moved to Chicago in 1997, and is fluent in French, English and his native language, Teo Chew, a chinese dialect from Southeast of China.