Charlie Wan is a director and composer. His unique ability both to direct film and compose music provokes strong emotions from his audiences in the worlds of beauty, fashion and performance arts. His style has often been described as ethereal, dreamy, emotional and melancholic.
A former Art Director in the television and motion graphics industry for over 14 years and a beauty photographer for 7 years, Wan has worked for companies like Charlex Beauty, Frogdesign, UVPH, VT2 and Impact Digital. His extensive background has earned him a wide variety of projects from directing and composing brand film for Estée Lauder; designing The Rolling Stones' tour stage visuals; supervising special effects for Pepsi TV commercials; to producing stage visuals for the record-breaking Superbowl halftime show for rock legends The Who. His clients include Estée Lauder, Aerin, L’Oreal Professionnel, Oribe Hair Care, Make Up For Ever, MTV, VH1, Adidas, Fred Perry, Nike, Pepsi, EMI, Ford Motors, Chi, Farouk System, Pinko, BET, Syfy, CMT, Adobe, All-Clad, Superbowl, The Rolling Stones, and Shakira.
Currently, Wan is expanding his voice to the performance arts. His recent collaborations with acclaimed choreographers Greg Dolbashian and Loni Landon for the fashion dance films "Lean On Me" and "Daywalking" created a buzz in both the fashion and dance worlds. Three preview screenings were sold out at the Tribeca Cinemas during New York Fashion Week. Wan recently join forces with visionary life coach Kurt Peloquin to co-found Great People Unite. It’s an organization to bring talents and strong minds together to create “Inspirational Encounters” events. On his birthday in January this year, he performed his first conceptual concert “Soundtrack for an unmade film: Everest” in front of 100 of his friends. He scored a yet-to-be-exist full length feature film about the journey of an Indian orphan with arrhythmia who dreamed of climbing Mount Everest when he grew up. This emotional show has inspired his audience not to forget to reach for their own “Everest”.
Charlie Wan resides in New York City.