Cheyenne Tan is a documentary producer, director, and editor who is passionate about social, cultural and political issues. 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.
Cheyenne’s previous credits include the 2018 documentary “Alt-Right: Age of Rage”, which premiered at SXSW 2018.
Now, Cheyenne is working as an associate producer to award-winning filmmaker, Smriti Mundhra 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 after the water crisis.
The team is currently in post-production for an Al Jazeera English short documentary called “St. Louis Superman” about battler rapper, activist and politician Bruce Franks Jr. Cheyenne also worked with Mundhra on the recently-released BET original digital documentary, “VIXEN” about hip-hop music video models in the 2000s. The film went viral with over 200,000 views in its first week of release.
Cheyenne also continues to produce, direct, and edit her own documentary shorts. “Musical Journeys: From Malaysia to Los Angeles” is about Zee Avi, Alvin Wee and Rendra Zawawi, the team behind “Arena Cahaya”, an original soundtrack for the Malaysian film Ola Bola. The song is a Golden Horse Award winner for Best Original Soundtrack. Cheyenne is also working on another short doc about Samantha Tan, an actress and hand model by day who cooks Malaysian cuisine from scratch in her own kitchen by night.
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.