Peier Tracy Shen (China)

Peier «Tracy» Shen is a Chinese writer-director currently based in Los Angeles. Her shorts were selected to GSA BAFTA Student Shortlist and Oscar-qualifying festivals such as Cleveland, LA Shorts, Nashville and St. Louis. Her feature screenplay A Graduation advanced to the second round of the Sundance Development Lab 2021. She is also a member of the BAFTA Newcomers Program 2021. For three years, she served as a marketing representative for Universal Pictures and worked at FF2 Media as a critic. She graduated with honors from Columbia University in New York City, with a double major in English and Film & Media Studies, and recently obtained her M.F.A. in Directing from the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles. Peier is drawn to the incommunicable — the unexamined memories that shape a person, the nebulous connections between strangers, and the unconquerable distance between cultures and classes. Her characters, somehow always out of place, are set to embark on the challenging task of finding themselves in the world.

A Graduation — A graduating Chinese music student in Los Angeles and her mother, a first-time visitor to the United States, both embark on impossible romantic quests, only to find out that what they really have is each other.