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This work of filmmaker Tien Chi Fu explores the arc of a life while reflecting on the theme of "Harvest" from Daniel 12:8-13.

Daniel 12:8-13​​

The Long Trip

By 

Tien Chi Fu

Credits: 

Actors, Omar White, Thomas E. Wynn; Cinematography, Brandon Dong; Crew: Danielle Pruden, Garrett Born

Curated by: 

Jeffrey Leiser

2013

Film, Short Film

Image by Giorgio Trovato

Primary Scripture

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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!

Spark Notes

The Artist's Reflection

Tien Chi Fu is a New York based 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”.



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