Aaron Chan


Hullo!  My name is Aaron Chan, and I’m a writer, musician, and filmmaker from Vancouver, Canada. I graduated from the Creative Writing Undergraduate Program at the University of British Columbia (2014), and am working on a memoir that I will hopefully be finished by the end of 2014. Here are a few bios where I get to boast about all my artistic accomplishments in hoity-toity, awkward third-person.


A graduate of Vancouver Film School’s Screenwriting Program , Aaron Chan has short stories, fiction and creative non-fiction, published in two anthologies (Best Gay Romance 2012 and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times for Teens). His work has also appeared in Ricepaper, Wilde, and Existere. His memoir piece, A Case of Jeff, won subTerrain magazine’s Lush Triumphant Literary Award in 2013, and his play, In the Movies, was selected for production as part of the Brave New Play Rites Festival in 2014. Aaron is a recent graduate of the Creative Writing Undergraduate Program at the University of British Columbia, and is in the process of working on a memoir.


Aaron Chan has been learning piano since his parents forced him when he was five years old. In 2009, Aaron received his ARCT Diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. At the age of 17, Aaron began writing songs and performing in cafes and other venues. He recorded a six-song demo, and can be seen occasionally performing around Vancouver.

Playing at a cafe in my teens


Aaron Chan is a graduate of Vancouver Film School’s one-year Screenwriting program, and his short film, On the Bus, has screened at several international festivals, including the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival in Grenoble, and the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. Aaron has also made a number of documentary shorts with the “Playing It Safe” project, a series of films organized by YouthCO AIDS Society and the National Film Board of Canada promoting harm reduction amongst street youth. In addition, Aaron has written and directed several short films including Stay, Cure(d), Anniversary, and June.

On the set of Stay

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