Ian Chen

My Music


Personal Info

Full Name

Ian Chen


Ian Chen is a Golden-Bell-Nominated 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 festivals across the globe including Fimucité in Spain, and was in competition for the Crystal Pine Award at the ISFMF alongside strong contenders such as Oscar-winning film ICARUS. 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 Taiwanese TV series GREEN DOOR, which features legendary singer Jam Hsiao in the leading role, and premieres on PTS in Taiwan and NETFLIX globally.

Personal Website



Los Angeles




Years of Experience

6 to 9 years

Game platforms you've worked with

Android, PC/MAC


Composer, Sound Designer

Instrument Skills

Guitar, Violin, Vocalist, Piano, Ethnic Percussion, Drum Kit, Orchestral Percussion

My Awards

Green Door (2018)
Nominee for Best Sound at Golden Bell Awards

This Land (2018)
Winner of Best Documentary Feature at Black Hills Film Festival
Nominee for Best Original Score at Tenerife International Film Music Festival
Nominee for Best Original Score at International Sound & Film Music Festival

Unnatural (2017)
Winner of Young Director Award at Cannes Lions
Winner of Castell Award at Barcelona International Film Festival
Nominee for the Grand Prix at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival

Full-Windsor (2015)
Nominee for Gold Hugo at Chicago International Film Festival

Blue Room (2014)
Acclaimed by critics in the New York Times, World Journal, Sing Tao Daily

The Trail from Xinjiang (2013)
Winner of Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking Award at the 2013 Asian American International Film Festival

Games I've worked on

Fantastic Creatures (2019) – Steam (PC, Linux)

MutantSlayer (2019) – Android

Color Confused (2018) – Android

Pineapple Peak (2015) – Android

Evernight Chronicle (2011) – Windows