Credits and Awards

As a composer for feature films, TV series, documentaries, dance and theatre productions, Charlie has myriad screen and stage musical credits. She has also been nominated for and won many industry awards.

  • Charlie was awarded Best Music Performance at the Melbourne Fringe Festival
  • Nominated for APRA (Australian Performing Rights Assoc.) Awards for Best Music for a Television Series,
  • Nominated for APRA (Australian Performing Rights Assoc.) Awards for Best Film Score,
  • Nominated by Australian Guild of Screen Composers for Best Soundtrack Album,
  • Nominated by Australian Guild of Screen Composers for Best Music for a Feature Film
  • Nominated by Australian Guild of Screen Composers for Best Music for a Documentary

Charlie’s live concert appearances include the Sydney Opera House, State Theatre Sydney and Melbourne Town Hall.

Notable credits


TelevisionLove to Share

Love to Share Food is a new website and TV show for sharing recipes.  Background Music and Theme by Charlie Chan.  

Words for the theme song by Angela Catterns and performed by Janet Siedel.  Screened on Channel 10.  Theme brief was to create a song about sharing food with a Winehouse inspired backing.



Voltage, two fully-charged new dance works from extraordinary young Australian choreographers Larissa McGowan and Anna Smith.


DocumentaryPersons of Interest

Persons of Interest, a four-part documentary series commissioned by SBS, will reveal the previously secret ASIO files of four Australians.


TelevisionKilling Time

Killing Time

David Wenham plays Andrew Fraser, one of Australia's most disgraced lawyers in the compelling true crime - drama Killing Time.

Charlie composed the soundtrack for the Killing Time television series.


AdvertisingNewcastle Permanent

Newcastle Permanent


TheatreKaurna Palti Meyenna - Adelaide Festival

Composer - Opening of the 2002 Adelaide Festival.

Kaurna Palti Meyunna, the Opening Ceremony featuring Indigenous people from around Australia and South Australia, as well as representatives from Aotearoa New Zealand, the Zulu
Nation of South Africa, Gyuto Monks from Tibet and the Zuni people from New Mexico. It sounds like it will be a majestic event, proceeding from the four outlying squares into Tandanyungga (Victoria Square) for a Spirit Fire ceremony and a dreaming named for an esteemed Kaurna ancestor, Tjilbruke.  

The event involved nearly 80,000 people with performers and audience members participating in singing and dancing their way to Victoria Square.  Charlie composed the score, wrote the songs and coordinated the complex musical program for the evening.


DocumentaryBizzare Births


Feature FilmChinese Take Away


DocumentaryMystery of the Skull


TheatreTreasured Island - Tas Dance


TelevisionMcleod’s Daughters

McLeods Daughters Soundtrack


DocumentaryPersons of Interest


DocumentaryStarting from Zero


DocumentaryStings, Fangs and Spines


Feature FilmAddiction


TelevisionAustralian Story

Australian Story

The ABC Series title music composed and performed by Charlie Chan.

Australian Story Theme music


DocumentaryThe Last Warriors

The Last Warriors


TheatreBody Talk - West Australian Ballet


Feature FilmMe, Myself I

'When I grow up' from Me Myself I becomes theme song for the USA National Womens Basketball League.