Cheyenne Tan is a documentary producer, director, and editor who is passionate about social, cultural and political issues. Cheyenne is the co-producer of the award-winning documentary “St. Louis Superman” about battle rapper, activist, and politician Bruce Franks Jr. The film premiered at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in 2019 and was awarded the Oscar-qualifying Best Short Documentary award. The film will soon screen at the Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival 2019 where it is in competition for the Best Documentary Short category.
Cheyenne is also associate producer and assistant to award-winning filmmaker, Smriti Mundhra in Mundhra’s production company, Meralta Films, working on multiple projects including two of Mundhra’s upcoming feature films: “DHARAVI” which is about a hip-hop crew in the slums of India and a currently untitled documentary about the rebuilding of Flint, Michigan. Two of her documentary shorts, “Rasa Sayang” and “Starting From Scratch” are official selections of the CCH Film Festival 2017 where “Starting From Scratch” won the grand prize at the festival.
She graduated from film school with a Magna Cum Laude and is a member of the Laurel Society, the college’s academic honors society for graduating at the top 10% of her class. In her downtime, her go-to activities are binge watching Korean dramas and fangirling her favorite band, BTS.
Cheyenne is based in Los Angeles but a small city in Borneo will always be home.