Pham Ngoc Lan was born in Hanoi, Vietnam. In 2009, he earned his Urban Planning Bachelor Degree in Hanoi Architecture University in Vietnam. Lan used video and photography to capture the whimsicality of human life. His interest lies in human relationships in urban settings, in which the cityscapes deeply affect people’s consciousness. Lan’s first film The Story of Ones (2011) was screened in numerous film festivals and art museums, including Visions du Reel (Switzerland), CPH-DOX (Denmark), New Cinema and Contemporary Art - Rencontres Internationales (France), Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (Japan). In 2012, he was invited to a Creators Residency Program in Hokkaido, Japan.