Corrie Chen

Writer / Director

Corrie Chen is an award-winning filmmaker whose short films have screened at numerous festivals both locally and internationally. Born in Taiwan and raised in Australia, she is drawn to exploring themes of dichotomy and identity. She is a graduate of the Masters program at the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) whose alumni include Oscar-winner Adam Elliot and Robert Luketic.

Most recently, Corrie directed Mustangs FC for Matchbox Pictures and ABC3, after completing directing attachments on US series The Leftovers, Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door, and the third series of Nowhere Boys. She is currently in development on several film projects, including a feature adaptation of her short Bruce Lee Played Badminton Too, and collaborations with writers Penelope Chai and Michelle Law.

Corrie is 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. Corrie directed the short documentary Suicide and Me, which earned her an Australian Directors Guild (ADG) Award for Best Short Documentary.

Across her body of work, she 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, judged by Robert Luketic. Her films have won numerous prizes and honourable mentions, and have screened at Academy-accredited festivals including Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival and Flickerfest. Since graduating from VCA, Corrie has participated in talent labs as part of the Melbourne International Film Festival (Accelerator), and the Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale Talents). In 2011 she was a recipient of Screen Australia’s Raw Nerve Production initiative with her short film Bruce Lee Played Badminton Too.

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