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.

这是一位纽西兰父亲费尔先生千里来台寻子的故事,这位来自异国的父亲在寻找及失去挚爱儿子的过程中,遇到许多无条件的爱和帮助,交到了许多台湾及原住民朋友,最终台湾没有成为他的记忆伤心地,反而成为他第二个家。
本片是一位纽西兰的父亲来台寻子的感人故事,而故事中又有许多台湾的善良的人民及原住民参与,台湾及纽西兰两地丰富的山林景色。邹族文化、艺术、哲思、
生活智慧,人与人之间的善良及关怀,跨越国界及种族隔的隔阂,完全无碍于情感的交流,使得这个感人故事兼具国际性与台湾本土性。

Credits

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

Specifications

  • 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