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Run For Dream

Chen Yen-Po is a famous Taiwanese ultra-marathon athlete, who became the first ever Asian athlete to complete the 4 Deserts Race Series and achieved the title of World Champion, in 2016. The documentary "Run for Dream" records Chen Yen-Po’s exciting yet treacherous ten-year journey to become the champion. The film crew documented a fraction of joined Chen’s journey across the globe. Within a short 6 months, they entered into deserts, went up mountains and plowed through snowfields; they trekked as far as the Arctic Ocean and Antarctica. The film allows audiences to witness Chen’s blood, sweat and tears and his relentless perseverance to continue. It’s a journey filled with love and support from friends and family, and even rival contenders, who displayed frenemy-like brotherhood that made this road to success bittersweet.

  • Maw-Sen Huang
  • Shu-Yu Li
  • Yen-Po Chen
    Key Cast
    "Tommy Chen"
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    1 hour 42 minutes
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    April 30, 2019
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    Antarctica, Argentina, Chile, Taiwan, United States
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    Chinese, English
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  • taiwan dox - tajvani dokumentumfilm napok
    November 1, 2019
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  • Activator Marketing Co., Ltd
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet, Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Hotel, Airline, Ship, Theatrical, Video / Disc, Free TV, Paid TV
Director Biography - Maw-Sen Huang

Born in 1963, Taipei
Before becoming a director, Huang had worked at Taiwan Aomei Commercial for eight years as a Producer, Account Executive and Senior Copywriter. This unique experience fostered his skills in expressing emotions and intensifying visual effects by image.

Huang treats his films like exquisitely-carved works of art. He always deliberates over each scene, and integrates his feelings into them, in order to create an intriguing aesthetic effect. He is the kind of dedicated director who knows how to use image to vividly express his inner belief.
Director Huang Maw-sen once worked as the art director in film Drop Me A Cat (2002) as an amateur. He won a Golden Horse Award for Best Art Direction."

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Director Statement

This era is way too rational, way too scheming, that’s why I want to film something high, something crazy and romantic, without a certain intention. I don’t want a tiny film, nor do I want to fill the film with interviews. I just want a spirit of “Step out”.

An ultra marathon without any kind of actual reward, is purely the running for our belief in youth and enthusiasm. It’s like a fairy tale, simple and fascinating. Yan-Po challenges his own limit and his lifelong dream. The tears after his persistence till the end touches us the most, and warms our heart. This kind of never-give-up spirit, awakens our inner passion. So let’s find back our initial courage, start the journey for our own dreams!