Peier “Tracy” Shen is a Chinese writer-director currently based in Los Angeles. LIKE FLYING is a short film following the childhood of a young Chinese - American girl caught in the limbo of her parent’s fractured relationship. There is a quiet although crescendoing sadness attached to this short and a desire to be seen and held. LIKE FLYING is visceral in its narrative, coupled with an almost iridescent aesthetic quality against sunlit spaces. The short is a portrayal of the complexities of a caretaker’s life and the inevitable impact on the ones who are supposed to be cared for. LIKE FLYING juxtaposes this sentiment with being a child, an incarnation of one’s own dreams and the characters who raised them. The quirk and awe of every step at a young age is deeply felt, now without the innocent privilege of oblivion.
Peier “Tracy” Shen
“I wanted more voices, more hugs, more kindness.
If I had been,
Angrier, Cleverer, Dearer, Easier, Funnier, Gentler, Hungrier, Idler, Jauntier, Keener, Louder, Madder, Nicer,
Obtuser, Prettier, Quieter, Rowdier, Stronger, Tamer, Unrulier, Vainier, Yappier, Zanier
Better of just a Winner
I would’ve had more.
I would’ve grown up,
PD: @mboni_mau 1st
2nd AD: @kim_kyungsok
Script Supervisor: @qiyumariazhou
1st AC: @tjthickett
2nd AC: @jay_omcheng
Gaffer: Leonel Escobar
Key Grip: @aakashraj1
Sound Mixers: Jason Edward Allen & @mntnblaster
Art Director: Wynne Reneau
Sound Designer: Michael Archacki
Colorists: @tonyjumbo92 @a.cayuela_