Corrie Chen

Writer / Director

Corrie Chen is an award-winning filmmaker and a highly sought-after director of Australian television. Most recently, Corrie directed the second series of Mustangs FC, for which she received an ADG Award nomination for Best Direction in a Children’s TV Drama. She directed and executive produced the online series Homecoming Queens (SBS On-Demand), a semi-autobiographical comedy-drama, which has been nominated for multiple awards and won Best Australian Comedy and Best Directing at Melbourne WebFest 2018. Corrie previously directed Sisters (Endemol Shine/Network Ten) and the first season of Mustangs FC (Matchbox Pictures/ABC3), and in 2016, she completed directing attachments on US series The Leftovers, Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door, and the second series of Nowhere Boys.

Corrie was a beneficiary of the prestigious Screen Australia Talent Escalator program, through which she completed her short Reg Makes Contact. The film screened at the 2015 Melbourne International Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Live Action Short at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards. Her short documentary Suicide and Me, earned her an Australian Directors Guild (ADG) Award for Best Short Documentary. Across her body of work, Corrie has been nominated for an ADG Award for Best Student Film for Wonder Boy, an ATOM Award for Best Short Fiction for Bruce Lee Played Badminton Too, and was runner-up in the Film category of the QANTAS Spirit of Youth Award. Her films have won numerous prizes and honourable mentions, and have screened at Academy-accredited festivals.

She is currently in development on several projects having been funded through Film Victoria and Screen Australia, including several feature and television collaborations with writers Penelope Chai and Michelle Law, and filmmaker Brooke Goldfinch. In 2019, Corrie will direct upcoming Hoodlum series Five Bedrooms.

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