Conch Shell

Standing on the roof of the world, Tibet went through vicissitudes and left not only a unique and mysterious land with breathtaking views, but also an inward calling from the ancient. This call is regardless of age, religion, location or life itself. We are suppose to be one family, holy and pious, sharing the beauty and aspiration from each other.

A group of Chinese students were living in a small town in Maine, US. Although their life was peaceful, they never felt stable but confused and uncertain about their future. Finally, one of them, an intrepid teenager took his journey to Tibet to find the eternal picture in his melody and inspiration that he kept dreaming of.

This is a story under a current situation in China that most parents believe that attending to the best college brings the “good future” for their children. However, Jingsha (Vinnie), a mediocre teenager from Beijing, followed a melody spinning in his head, went to Tibet after graduation and spent three years trying to find his dream and true spirit. From the magnificent sceneries, earth and sky, moon and stars, trees and vegetation, mountain and plateau, Jingsha found something deep in his body, someting that he could never get from his bored life in the US – a source of true inspiration...

  • Tianjingsha Hu
    Director
  • Tianjingsha Hu
    Cinematographer
  • Tianjingsha Hu
    Original Music/Composer
  • Cangqiong Ao
    Producer
  • Qijun Ouyang
    Producer
  • Xi Ling
    Production Manager
  • Ruoming Zhao
    Production Coordinator
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    海螺
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 31 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    160,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    China
  • Country of Filming:
    China, United States
  • Language:
    Chinese, English, Tibetan
  • Shooting Format:
    HD Video 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Tianjingsha Hu

Jingsha, male, born in 1993. Film maker, composer. After high school graduation, he spent three years created his first feature film “Conch Shell”. His work “One man’s Tibet(2011)” drew huge online response.

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

"Conch shell" is Jingsha’s second feature film as solo director. It tells a story toward the Chinese overseas students who confuse their life in the US and yearn for the homeland. Finally, as one of them, Jingsha went back to the holy land to pursue his dream.

As a 90, Jingsha is independent moviemaker that seizes the time in common while having precocious acute sense and observation. His penetrating portrayal towards life and the whole world is consistent.