FIRST YEAR – LOS ANGELES
Peier “Tracy” Shen is a Chinese writer-director currently based in Los Angeles. Her shorts were selected to GSA BAFTA Student Shortlist and several Oscar-qualifying festivals such as Cleveland International Film Festival, LA Shorts Fest, and Nashville Film Festival. Her feature screenplay, A GRADUATION, advanced to the second round of the Sundance Development Lab. For three years, she served as a marketing representative for Universal Pictures and interned at FF2 Media as a critic. She graduated with honors from Columbia University, with a double major in English and Film & Media Studies, and recently obtained her MFA in Directing from the AFI Conservatory. She’s 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.