A Mother-Son Tug of War & Transformation
Journey of a Thousand Miles
Photo credit: Kurt Braun
When Zhu Shen’s husband Changyou dies of cancer, she throws herself into a five-year odyssey to help their young son Perry produce a film memorializing his dad. This personal documentary is both a media-strewn and behind-the-scenes meditation on the making of Changyou’s Journey, a 2019 Oscar-qualifying animated short. In order to help her prodigy son fully grieve and grow, Zhu must reclaim her own artistic prowess and transform from a “Tiger Mom” to a “Zen Mom”.
Written, directed, and produced by Zhu Shen. Edited by Colin Bae and Seth Dacio. Appearances by Changyou Chen, Perry Chen, and Zhu Shen