Corrie ChenScreenwriter | Director

Corrie Chen is a highly sought-after and award-winning director. Corrie is the inaugural recipient of the Screen Presence Trailblazer Award, designed to acknowledge industry contributions from Asian-Australian creatives. The Film Victoria’s Greg Tepper award was presented to Corrie in 2018 in recognition of her outstanding achievements as a director. She was also named as one of the Asian-Australian Leadership Summit’s (AALS) 40 Under 40 Most Influential Asian-Australians. Homecoming Queens, a comedy-drama which Corrie directed and executive produced for SBS, was nominated for multiple awards at the AACTA’s and ADG awards, and won Best Australian Comedy and Best Directing at Melbourne WebFest in 2018. Corrie received an ADG award nomination for Best Direction in a Children’s TV Drama for her work on Mustangs FC, which also won the Screen Producers Award for Best Children’s Series of the Year.

More recently, Corrie directed Disney Plus’s The Artful Dodger which follows the adult double life of Charles Dickens’ prince of thieves Dodger, starring Thomas Brodie-Sangster. She directed the miniseries Bad Behaviour for Stan, which was nominated for the Berlinale Series Award at the Berlin International Film Festival and for Best Miniseries at the AACTA’s. Prior to Bad Behaviour, Corrie directed SBS’s New Gold Mountain, a drama miniseries that shows the Australian gold rush from the Chinese perspective, which won Corrie the ADG award for Best Direction in a Miniseries. She has directed episodes on Five Bedrooms, Sisters, and Wentworth.

Corrie completed her short, Reg Makes Contact through the Screen Australia Talent Escalator program. The film screened at the 2015 Melbourne International Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Live Action Short at the AACTA Awards. Her short documentary Suicide and Me earned her an ADG Award for Best Short Documentary. Corrie has been nominated for 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.

Corrie graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts school of Film and Television. Earlier in her career she shadowed directors on the Emmy-award winning series Nowhere Boys, AACTA award winning director Peter Allen, and those on the final season of the groundbreaking HBO series The Leftovers.

Corrie is set to be directing Good Cop / Bad Cop for The CW and Stan.

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