Published on: 10th January, 2016
About Perry Chen:
Perry S. Chen is a 15-year-old award-winning entertainment critic, artist, animator, TEDx speaker, and entertainment personality, currently in 10th grade from San Diego. He started reviewing movies at age 8 in 3rd grade using a kid-friendly starfish rating system, and has been featured in CBS, NPR, NBC, CNN, CCTV (China Central Television), Variety, Animation Magazine, The Young Icons, The Guardian, The China Press, etc. He was a presenter at the 2010 Annie Awards for Animation, and has written movie reviews for Animation World Network, San Diego Union Tribune, Amazing Kids! Magazine, and his own Perry’s Previews blog, as well as restaurant reviews for DiningOut San Diego Magazine and San Diego Entertainer. He won numerous San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards in 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2015 for his movie and restaurant reviews. He also received the 2nd Screen Global Con iCON Jr. Innovator of the Year Award in 2012 for his animation work.
Perry is currently writing, animating, and directing his most personal film to date, “Changyou’s Journey,” produced by his mom Dr. Zhu Shen, about his beloved father Dr. Changyou Chen, a cancer researcher who passed away in July 2012 from terminal cancer after a long, brave battle, please watch trailer and donate to support Perry’s animation film:
Perry is widely recognized as an authoritative spokesperson about movies for his generation, and appears frequently at red carpet movie premieres, awards, and film festivals, interviewing prominent directors from such films as Toy Story 3, Up, How to Train Your Dragon, and Kung Fu Panda. He was a presenter at the 2010 Annie Awards for Animation in Hollywood. Perry and his mom Dr. Zhu Shen are featured in a book about parenting and youth entrepreneurship, “The Parent’s Guide to Raising CEO Kids,” published in Aug 2011.
Perry’s first animation short “Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest,” about a young Holocaust survivor, in collaboration with animation legend Bill Plympton, won multiple film festival awards, qualified for an Oscar in 2012, and has been screened at over 30 international film festivals, now available on iTunes.
More info: http://ingridpitt.co.uk
Watch “Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest” on iTunes:
Watch Perry on “Live Life & Win” national TV show:
Become a fan on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/ingridpittanimation (Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest official FB page)
http://www.facebook.com/perryspreviewsfan (Perry’s Previews fan page)
Subscribe to Perry’s YouTube channel and watch his filmmaker interviews:
For inquiries about Perry Chen, his animation films, movie reviews, contact Dr. Zhu Shen, cc0218 at gmail dot com