Phuong Mai Nguyen was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam where she lived until the age of 15. She came to Paris and graduated in applied arts at École Estienne. She then studied animation at Gobelins L'École de L'Image, where she co-directed Un tour de manège as her graduation film. She went on to La Poudrière, in Valence, where she studied directing and screenplay, and directed a few short films such as Hors d'usage, Mourir d'aimer, Un vrai petit génie and Point de fuite. She lives in Paris and works as art designer, director and/or animator on various commercials, TV series and short films. My Home is her first professional film.