PODCAST EPISODE

Filmmaker Zhu Shen's Journey of Loss, Family and Making a Documentary

Embark

Mar 8 2022 • 37 mins


How do we live our lives when the heartbreakingly unthinkable happens - the loss of a young husband and father? If you are Zhu Shen and her son Perry, you 'take your broken heart and make it into art.' as the late Carrie Fisher counseled.

Today on Embark, we talk about life, loss, the nature of art as both healing mechanism and lasting tribute to our loved ones who have left us.

You can watch and support Zhu's films here for exclusive screening invitations and major updates, and receive FREE link to watch Zhu and Perry's  Oscar-qualified Changyou's Journey:

Listeners of Embark can watch exclusive scenes from our documentary feature in late production from now till March 20, 2022 HERE:

Biography

Dr. Zhu Shen is an award-winning film producer, best known for two Oscar-qualified, critically acclaimed animation shorts she produced: Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest about a young Holocaust survivor, animated by her 11-year-old son Perry Chen in 2011, and Changyou’s Journey about her late husband’s life, written and directed by Perry Chen in 2018. She is currently writing, directing, and producing her first feature film, a personal documentary, Journey of a Thousand Miles. A 2020 Spring Roy Dean Grant Finalist.

A former award-winning biotech executive, author, speaker and China business expert,  Shen’s love for movies started when she grew up during the Chinese Cultural Revolution and movies were the only available  mass entertainment.

Zhu Shen’s work has featured on national and trade media including Fox, Business Week, China Central Television, Pharmaceutical Executive, and the Scientist Magazine. She earned her Ph.D. in biochemistry from University of Colorado, her MBA at Cornell University Johnson School of Management, studied medicine at Peking Union Medical College, and pre-med at Peking University.

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Dr. Zhu Shen is an award-winning film producer, best known for two Oscar-qualified, critically acclaimed animation shorts she produced: Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest about a young Holocaust survivor, animated by her 11-year-old son Perry Chen in 2011, and Changyou’s Journey about her late husband’s life, written and directed by Perry Chen in 2018. She is currently writing, directing, and producing her first feature film, a personal documentary, Journey of a Thousand Miles. A 2020 Spring Roy Dean Grant Finalist.

A former award-winning biotech executive, author, speaker and China business expert,  Shen’s love for movies started when she grew up during the Chinese Cultural Revolution and movies were the only available  mass entertainment.

Zhu Shen’s work has featured on national and trade media including Fox, Business Week, China Central Television, Pharmaceutical Executive, and the Scientist Magazine. She earned her Ph.D. in biochemistry from University of Colorado, her MBA at Cornell University Johnson Sch