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
  • Best Original Score – Non Feature Australian Guild of Screen Composers
  • Won Golden Bear Berlin Film Festival
  • Won AIMIA Best Website Entertainment
  • Awarded International Achievement Award Innovation & Technology 
  • 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.

SHOWREEL

KILLING TIME OPENING TITLES

KILLING TIME WALSH STREET

LOVE TO SHARE - FOOD

TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED - OPENING

TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED - SECRETS

ME MYSELF I - OPENING TITLES

ME MYSELF I - THE DATE

ME MYSELF I - THE DIAPHRAM

ME MYSELF I - TRAILER

CHINESE TAKE AWAY OPENING TITLES

ADDICTION OPENING TITLES

CLIENTS

NOTABLE CREDITS

2014

Television – Tales of the Unexpected

Tales of the Unexpected is a new strand of provocative, confronting and thoroughly entertaining science documentaries. Each episode reveals a fascinating, sometimes awkward and frequently unsettling world where peculiar ideas are put to the test.

2012

Television – Love 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

Theatre – Voltage

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

2012

Documentary – Persons of Interest

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

2011

Television – Killing Time

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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

Advertising – Newcastle Permanent

2002

Theatre – Kaurna 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

Documentary – Chinese Take Away

2002

Documentary – Mystery of the Skull

2001

Theatre – Treasured Island - Tas Dance

2001

Television – Mcleod’s Daughters

2000

Documentary – Persons of Interest

2000

Documentary – Starting from Zero

2000

Documentary – Stings, Fangs and Spines

2000

Feature Film – Addiction

2000

Television – Australian Story

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

1999

Documentary – The Last Warriors

1998

Theatre – Body Talk - West Australian Ballet

1998

Feature Film – Me, Myself I

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