My Father’s Truck


My Father’s Truck

Directed by Mauricio Osaki
Brazil, Vietnam | 15 minutes | 2013 | Vietnamese

Set in the countryside of Northern Vietnam, it’s a story of 10-year-old Mai Vy, who skips school one day to help her father run his truck taxi business. Mai Vy is soon confronted with shades of morality and some harsh realities as she learns how things, outside the classroom, really are.


Director: Mauricio Osaki
Screenwriter: Mauricio Osaki
Cinematography: Pierre de Kerchove
Editing: Mauricio Osaki
Producer: Pierre de Kerchove, Mauricio Osaki

  • Mauricio Osaki
    Mauricio Osaki

Festivals & Awards
Berlinale – Crystal Bear
Bermuda International Film Festival – Special Jury Prize
Brooklyn Film Festival – Best Narrative Short
Brussels Short Film Festival – Grand Prix
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize – Cinema Brazil Grand Prize
Cinequest San Jose Film Festival
First Run Festival
Huesca Film Festival – Golden Danzante
Palm Springs International ShortFest – Student Award
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Sedicicorto International Film Festival – Best Film
Tbilisi International Film Festival – Student Short Film

Mauricio Osaki

Mauricio Osaki was born in São Paulo, Brazil, where 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 Film Festival 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.

2013 My Father’s Truck, short
2010 Lembrança / Reminder, short
2008 Liberdade / Liberdade, short
2007 Primavera / Springtime, short
2004 Quando Tudo Formiga / Life in an Anthill, short