Corrie Chen

Writer / Director

Corrie Chen is an award-winning filmmaker whose shorts have screened at numerous local and international festivals. Born in Taiwan and raised in Australia, Corrie is drawn to exploring themes of dichotomy and identity. She is a graduate of the Master’s program at the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) whose alumni include Oscar-winner Adam Elliot and Robert Luketic. She recently participated in the Screen Australia Talent Lab LA Program.

For television, Corrie directed Sisters (Endemol Shine/Network Ten), which follows the story of three women who discover that they are sisters when Julia finds out that her Nobel Prize-winning father secretly used his own sperm in a number of IVF procedures, and Mustangs FC (Matchbox Pictures/ABC3), about an all-female soccer team. In 2016, she completed directing attachments on US series The Leftovers, following placements on Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door, and the third 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. Since graduating from VCA, Corrie has participated in talent labs at Melbourne International Film Festival, and the Berlin Film Festival.

She is currently in development on several projects having been funded through Film Victoria and Screen Australia, including a feature adaptation of her short Bruce Lee Played Badminton Too, and collaborations with writers Penelope Chai and Michelle Law.

Next up, Corrie will direct and EP the series Homecoming Queens (SBS On-Demand), a semi-autobiographical comedy-drama which follows 20-something best friends Michelle and Chloë, who reinvent themselves after chronic illnesses overturn their expectations of life and youth, changing their friendship, the future and… pubic hair.

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