A 60-something Chinese-American woman with cancer on a devil-may-care road trip befriends a hitchhiker she slowly comes to believe is the incarnation of her dead mother, sending her into a grief spiral she fights with tooth and nail.
Present stage of this work: First draft or cut
Is the beginning engaging enough to hold an audience's attention? I am aiming more for a slow-burn horror/thriller, where there isn't a lot of gore or jump-scares, but is more psychologically scary
Chen Gu was born in Chengdu, China and grew up in Dallas, Texas. Chen was a Sundance/Youtube New Voices fellow in 2019 and a writer on the Snapchat short form show TWO SIDES: UNFAITHFUL, which was nominated for a 2022 NAACP Image award for best short form series.