Ian Chen


Los Angeles, CA, USA


Ian Chen is a Taiwanese-Canadian composer, orchestrator, and experimental multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles. He often works in collaboration with prominent young filmmakers on projects that prosper in the indie film circles. In 2018, his score for American feature documentary THIS LAND won him nominations at several film & music festivals across the globe, including Fimucité in Spain, and was in competition for the Crystal Pine Award at the International Sound & Film Music Festival alongside strong contenders such as Oscar-winning film ICARUS (2017). Earlier the same year he worked with Australian director Amy Wang on her narrative short UNNATURAL, which won her Gold in the Young Director Award at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. In 2019, he collaborated with Taiwanese horror director Lingo Hsieh on new Netflix Original TV series GREEN DOOR, which features legendary singer Jam Hsiao and Golden Horse Best Leading Actress Yeh Ying-Hsuan in the leading roles. It premiered on PTS in Taiwan and NETFLIX globally.