About Patrick Shen

Patrick Shen is a filmmaker and the founder of Transcendental Media. Patrick’s cinematic works include the award-winning films Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality, The Philosopher Kings, La Source, and the SXSW 2016 film, In Pursuit of Silence. His films have received 24 awards and 11 nominations, and have been featured on the TED blog, CNN, Huffington Post, NY Times, LA Times, Boston Globe, and the Washington Post. In 2009, Patrick was the recipient of the Emerging Cinematic Vision Award from Camden International Film Festival and since 2005, he has presented his work at hundreds of film festivals, cinemas, museums, and major academic institutions all over the globe including SXSW, CPH:DOX, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Full Frame Film Festival, USC School of Cinematic Arts, Walker Art Center, Smithsonian, Hammer Museum, NYC Museum of Natural History, Princeton, and Harvard University. Since 2012, Patrick has been lecturing and teaching filmmaking for esteemed schools and organizations such as USC School of Cinematic Arts, Sundance Institute, Film Independent’s Global Media Makers, and American Film Showcase. In recent years Patrick co-authored a book titled Notes on Silence, released a covid-19 lockdown inspired film called The Dawn Chorus, produced and edited a new film called Day of a Stranger, and is currently at work on a new slate of films which include As Slow As Possible and In Praise of Shadows.

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