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A little Chinese-American girl surprised by an unexpected visitor, navigates her childhood through her parents' broken relationship.

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.

Maybe then,

I would’ve grown up,

Wanting less.”


Writer/Director: @peiertracyshen

Producer: @gschro01

DP: @diegotrenas

Editor: @arndtwerling

PD: @mboni_mau 1st

AD: @gabrieledisazio

2nd AD: @kim_kyungsok

Script Supervisor: @qiyumariazhou

1st AC: @tjthickett

2nd AC: @jay_omcheng

Gaffer: Leonel Escobar

Key Grip: @aakashraj1

Swing: @kishanpatelfilm


Sound Mixers: Jason Edward Allen & @mntnblaster

Art Director: Wynne Reneau

Sound Designer: Michael Archacki

Colorists: @tonyjumbo92 @a.cayuela_