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Changyou's Journey

A cancer-stricken father looks back at his life through the eyes and animation of his young son

Overview

Genre
Arts, Human Interest, and Personal Doc
Synopsis

A young animator crafted this labor of love to inspire his father during his long battle with cancer and to pay tribute to the life he led, beginning with his childhood in rural China. A story of grief, loss, perseverance, and enduring hope in the darkest times of our lives.

Stage
finished
Running time
5 minutes

Credits

  • Zhu Shen ... Producer, Executive Producer
  • Perry S. Chen ... Writer, Director, Editor, Character Designer, Storyboard
  • David Arend ... Co-producer, Composer
  • Matthew Fisher ... Animator, Storyboard
  • Kiana Mosser ... Background Artist
  • Cynthia Zhou ... Poster Designer
  • Ryan Streber ... Sound Mixer
  • Alan Silverman ... Sound Mastering

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Perry Chen Studios
Country
United States
Years of Production
2012-2018
Locations
San Diego, China
Prod. Partners
David Arend

Distribution Details

Release year
2018
Festivals
TIFF Kids, LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, Sarasota, Indy Shorts, Still Voices Shorts, Ajyal Film Festival (Qatar), San Diego Asian Film Festival, Coronado Island Film Festival, (19 total)
Awards
Los Angeles Film Festival, Palm Springs International Animation Festival, Arizona International Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, Film Now Festival
Distribution
Theatrical release in September 2018 to qualify for the 2019 Academy Awards for Best Animated Short Film
Language
One word English subtitle
Subtitles
English

Photos

9-22-18 perry & zhu at laemmle oscar run inside theater 2_thumb
9-22-18 perry & zhu with cyj creative team at laemmle oscar run outside theater 1_thumb

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