Esther Sze-Yen Chan
Hello! I'm Esther 思贤 (Sze-Yen) Chan.
I listen to the stories of strangers, brave enough to share their struggles and dreams,
I am a storyteller at heart, but first - I look around, I get curious, I ask questions, and I listen. I listen to the footsteps and echoes in hallways, to the clatter of knives and woks, the slurp of noodles, the sizzle of a grill, the shouts of passion and pangs of hurt and buzz of life and silence of grief and...
Then I boil down these complex stories into simple dishes. I serve them back to the communities and cultures they came from, and have the flavors speak for themselves. And maybe even move them to action.
I am a director, editor, videographer, and a storyteller who obviously has a deep love for food and a passion for making this world a better, more wholehearted place.
In the Meadows (2016)
Richard A. Lewis Memorial Film Award – Best Student Film of the Year
Colorado College Film Festival – Best Documentary Film and Best Editor
Selected for Docs without Borders - 2017
Welcome to China Town (2015)
Colorado College Film Festival – Best Documentary Film
Associate Video Producer | The ONE Campaign
Video Intern | The Obama White House Office
Producer | Big Red Button | Singapore
Student Videographer and Photographer | Colorado College Communications Office