Filmmaker Tien Chi Fu returns to Spark and Echo Arts with his new film that explores the arc of a life while reflecting on the theme of “harvest” and Daniel 12:8-13:
I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, “My lord, what will the outcome of all this be?”
He replied, “Go your way, Daniel, because the words are rolled up and sealed until the time of the end. Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand.
“From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days.
“As for you, go your way till the end. You will rest, and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance.”
The Long Trip
Actors: Omar White and Thomas E. Wynn
Cinematography: Brandon Dong
Crew: Daneille Pruden and Garrett Born
From the Artist
Salvation is only the beginning. Part of the challenge in Christian walk is to understand God’s will and walk where He desires. Growing up in a broken Christian family, I wanted to escape from the cruel reality to somewhere faraway where there’s no family drama. I found the Lord when I was 20, and He has been good to me. He is my hiding place, my fortress, my rock, and my horn of salvation. He cast out all my fear and anxiety, and led me to a higher place.
I hired three actors, Omar was 12, Thomas was 23, and an older gentleman (we met in the park) who was in his mid 50s. I wanted to illustrate the loneliness of childhood, the runaway adolescent stage, and the final resting in The Lord as an older man. The child becomes a man, and he is now able to look at his past in a forgiving way. We sometimes look at God’s revelation through a remote and distant lens, but The Lord wants us to walk His way and rejoice until He comes again. What a savior we have, what a friend we have in Jesus, who not only cleansed our sin, but pour out himself to us, so we may receive the fullness of life!
Tien Chi Fu is a New York base writer/director/cinematographer. Tien was born in Taipei. His father is a playwright and greatly influenced Tien’s work. Tien grew up in a Christian family but not until age 20 did he receive Jesus Christ as his savior and get baptized.
Tien attended Sun Yat-Sen University majoring in Theatre Arts; here he spent two years learning theatre techniques with a focus on acting and directing. In his sophomore year, he formed a Drama Club and produced a traditional Chinese crosstalk play with several friends. The many dominant drama theories he learned then became the foundation of his creative works.
Following that, he moved to the United States because his true passion is in film. He took a gap year to work full time to save for tuition. He then got his associate degree in Radio/ TV in Pennsylvania and got into New York University’s Film & TV department. His black & white film All Tomorrow’s Films is a story of Adam and Eve mingled with the transition between the analog and the digital era. He is now working on his thesis film “George Goforth and the Greatest Generation”.
This work was curated by Jeffrey Leiser.
This work is copyrighted by the artists and used here with permission.