In 1998, Phil Tchernegovski, a New Zealander drifted alone in Taiwan to look for his missing son. Although his son was never found after many fruitless searches, Phil gained love and friendship from many Taiwanese.
Kindness between people is regardless of nations and races, and it’s a human nature that touches us all. This documentary tries to trace a father ‘s journey for searching his beloved son, and tries to present how he recovered from his initial pain of losing son and turned it into his love for Taiwan at the end.



  • 陳勇瑞 Yeong R. Chen: Director
  • Phil Tchernegovski: Key Cast


  • Project Title (Original Language): Phil’s Journey
  • Project Type: Documentary, Short
  • Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date: January 15, 2021
  • Production Budget: 50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin: Taiwan
  • Country of Filming: New Zealand, Taiwan
  • Language: Chinese – Min Nan, English
  • Shooting Format: Panasonic GH4
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Film Color: Color