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

2012

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.

2012

TheatreVoltage

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

2012

DocumentaryPersons of Interest

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

2011

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.

2006

AdvertisingNewcastle Permanent

Newcastle Permanent

2002

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.

2002

DocumentaryBizzare Births

2002

Feature FilmChinese Take Away

2002

DocumentaryMystery of the Skull

2001

TheatreTreasured Island - Tas Dance

2001

TelevisionMcleod’s Daughters

McLeods Daughters Soundtrack

2000

DocumentaryPersons of Interest

2000

DocumentaryStarting from Zero

2000

DocumentaryStings, Fangs and Spines

2000

Feature FilmAddiction

2000

TelevisionAustralian Story

Australian Story

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

Australian Story Theme music

1999

DocumentaryThe Last Warriors

The Last Warriors

1998

TheatreBody Talk - West Australian Ballet

1998

Feature FilmMe, Myself I

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

1996

TelevisionBarefoot