Quentin Shaw, a quirky 11 year old half Asian boy still suffering after the death of his mother 3 years earlier and struggling with his racial identity, finds himself not knowing where he fits. His father, completely overwhelmed as a single parent has chosen to drown himself in work rather than face the growing rift with his son. One day on his way home from school Quentin stumbles across a martial arts school, and he is instantly hooked. Hiding his new passion from his father he begins his journey of self discovery, healing, and seeing the world through new eyes. When his father discovers his son’s new pastime, things will never be the same.


  • Kelly Riot Writer


  • Project Type: Short Script
  • Number of Pages: 14
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Language: English
  • First-time Screenwriter

Writer Statement

Based on a true story, this subject is very near and dear to my heart. The struggles of being a biracial child in America today are very real. “What are you?” Is a seemingly innocent question to ask and an even more difficult question to answer, especially when you’re a child being raised in a single parent household. Tiger Eyes is my way to give a voice to and shed a light on this too often overlooked subject.