Memoriam Ryan Chen You Kang 陈友康 Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Director

陈友康 Chen You Kang (Ryan Chen) 

Director, Screenwriter, Entrepreneur, Friend
Born August 29, 1987, Zhouning County, near Ningde, Fujian, China
Died July 27, 2020, Zhouning County, near Ningde, Fujian, China (age 33)

2012本科(文学学士):  上海戏剧学院-广播电视编导专业
Bachelor (2012) in Broadcast TV, Screenwriting & Directing from the Shanghai Theatre Academy
语言 Languages:中文 Mandarin、英文 Cantonese、广东话 English

Ryan Chen Youkang

quote beginWho is your family? For me, it’s not just the people I am related to by blood. I have known Ryan since 2007, as a close friend, we travelled together domestically & internationally. I had the pleasure of teaching him how to swim, he returned the favor teaching me secrets about TaoBao and Chinese e-commerce. He introduced me to the art of Chinese TV with the epic TV series QIN EMPIRE a dozen years ago. We worked together over 13 years on multiple projects. Our film production of THREE GRAMS OF A DREAM was a highlight of my time in China, and on completion, Ryan insisted on dedicating the movie to my mother whom he had met several times in China and Australia. Ryan was an inspiration. He was so generous of spirt, kindness and friendship. He was extraordinarily talented, and his early departure from this life is a deprivation for the film industry, and for me, an immeasurable loss, tempered with such happy memories as part of my family.quote end 2

Ryan Chen You Kang 陈友康 Happy Memories as Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Director and Friend

Chen You Kang (Ryan Chen) 陈友康


DIRECTOR: “Mary Su meets Jack Su
DIRECTOR: “Miyazo Love
DIRECTOR/WRITER: “Three Grams of a Dream
DIRECTOR: “Where is my Family?
DIRECTOR: “Dong’s Photo Exhibition
DIRECTOR/WRITER: “University Days



for “Three Grams of a Dream”:
获第19届北京大学生电影节第13届大学生原创影片大赛剧情片“最佳导演”奖,电影频道爱电影栏目“爱拍电影”特别奖 WINNER: The 13th Original Film Competition “Best Director”, CCTV6 “ Love Film” Special Award, Beijing, China
凭借作品在奥斯卡颁奖圣地美国好莱坞TCL中国大剧院斩获“最佳公益电影奖” WINNER: TCL China Grand Theatre, Hollywood, USA “Best Public Welfare Film” Award
获台北国际短片电影节 第五届全球华人非常短片创意盛典“最佳新人奖” WINNER: Taipei International Short Film Festival, 5th Global Award “Best New Director” Award.
获第十届“半夏的纪念” 国际大学生影像展“最佳剧情作品”奖 WINNER: The 10th Vision Youth Awards “Best Fiction” Awards, Shanghai, China
第二届中国国际微电影节“最佳影片奖” WINNER: The 2nd China International Short Film Festival Golden wings “Best Film” Award
获2012中国体育微视频展播剧情片“金奖”,国家体育总局宣传司推荐作品 WINNER: The 2012 China Sports Video Festival Drama Film “Golden Award”, General Administration of Sport of China.
澳大利亚二零一三金考拉国际华语电影节 “评委会特别推荐奖” WINNER: 2013 Golden Koala Chinese Film Festival “Highly Commended”, Sydney, Australia 
《三克的梦想》入围澳门国际电影节金莲花奖 FINALIST: 2012 The 4th Macau International Movie Festival “Golden Lotus” award

Toby Awards Trophy Ryan Chen You Kang

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In 2012, Ryan Chen You Kang was the recipient of a Toby Award.

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Ryan was a passionate human with undying loyalty and love of China, Ryan had a zest for life and discovery.  Some of his favorites things included filming, babies, new Apple technologies, fruit & coconuts, TaoBao shopping, collecting airline/hotel points, drinking juices, swimming and travel.

Ryan Chen Favorite Things

陈友康导演以其对情感的独特体验和感受,以细腻的手法和角度去展现出人与人之间的微妙情感,感动众多观众,收获众多奖项的同时也获得广大观众的赞许和支持。 As a film director, Ryan’s unique use of his personal emotions, provided a subtlety between his actors combined with a delicate cinematographic technique, which moved audiences, gained many awards and won the approval and support of the ticket buyers.

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Ryan Chen in Sanya

Three Grams of a Dream  Dong's Photo Exhibition

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