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Journey of a Thousand Miles Film was conceived from a place of deep compassion and love. When 12-year-old Perry decided to start animating his dying father Changyou’s life story to inspire him to live, his mom Zhu was so touched that she not only was determined to produce the film , but also started to film Perry, Changyou, and herself to document the journey of making Changyou’s Journey in the hope of telling that story some day. Six years and countless struggles later, Changyou’s Journey premiered at Toronto International Film Festival In 2018, and went on to touch many lives all over the world, winning numerous awards and qualified for the 2019 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.

We thank each and every one of our over 400 corporate and individual donors and supporters worldwide for helping make Changyou’s Journey a reality, and hope everyone of you and many more new friends and fans will now support the making of Journey of a Thousand Miles, Zhu’s directorial debut, made Roy W Dean Grant Spring 2021 finalist. 

All donors will be acknowledged on this film website and receive priority notification of major developments of the film. All donors at Angels and above ($1000 or more) will see their names in the FILM Thank You end credits. We are grateful and honored to receive your kind donation of any amount. We hope our film will touch your heart and inspire you!  Thank you for your wonderful support!  When the filmmakers host special screening events at or near your city, donors will receive priority invitations to meet Writer, Director, Producer Dr. Zhu Shen and her son, Co-director, Co-writer, Co-producer Perry Chen in person.

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Perry Chen with Thank You card he designed (photo by Zhu Shen)

Donation amount:       

$25,000+                   “Co-Executive Producer" film credit

$10,000 - $24,999    Your organization’s name and/or logo in film credit as

                                  "Contributing Producer"

$5,000 - $9,999        Your organization’s name and/or logo in film credit as "Special


$2,000 - $4,999       "Producer's Circle"

$1,000 - $1,999        "Angel" "Thank You" credits in the film

$500 -$999             "Champions"

$200 -$499             Online screening invitation after film completion

$50-$199                “Thank You” on film website

(Note: if you use the PayPal "Donate" button below, 3.2% processing fee will be taken out. If you have a PayPal account and prefer to have all of your donation amount go to our film, you can log on to PayPal

-> Pay or get paid -> Make Payments -> Send money -> enter email "bioforesight at gmail dot com" (using @ and .com when you enter email)

-> enter amount -> continue -> choose "Sending to a friend" to avoid fees. Thanks!)

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