Patrick Shen

Patrick Shen is a filmmaker and the founder of Transcendental Media. Patrick’s work, which includes the award-winning films Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality, The Philosopher Kings, and La Source, has screened at over 120 film festivals across the globe, broadcast in over 25 territories, received 20 awards and 10 nominations, and has been featured on CNN, Huffington Post, LA Times, Boston Globe, and the Washington Post. He was the recipient of the 2009 Emerging Cinematic Vision Award from Camden International Film Festival and has presented his work at USC School of Cinematic Arts, IFC Center, Angelika Film Center, the Smithsonian, The Hammer Museum, NYC Museum of Natural History, Princeton, Cornell, Duke, and Harvard University and back in 1999 he was invited to the White House to meet with President Clinton. Since 2012 Patrick has been lecturing and teaching filmmaking workshops all over the globe as a film envoy for the U.S. State Department and the USC School of Cinematic Arts for their American Film Showcase. His latest film In Pursuit of Silence, a meditative exploration of our relationship with silence and the impact of noise on our lives, premiered to sold-out audiences in November 2015 at CPH:DOX, the Copenhagen International Film Festival, premiered in North America at SXSW in 2016, and will be released in theaters nationwide in late 2016.