Ryan Chen You Kang 陈友康 Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Director

陈友康 Chen You Kang (Ryan) 

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

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Who 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.

Ryan Chen happy memories
Ryan Chen You Kang 陈友康 Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Director


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


Ryan Chen You Kang 陈友康 Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Director


for “Three Grams of a Dream”:

WINNER: The 13th Original Film Competition “Best Director”, CCTV6 “ Love Film” Special Award, Beijing, China

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

WINNER: The 2nd China International Short Film Festival Golden wings “Best Film” Award

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 

FINALIST: 2012 The 4th Macau International Movie Festival “Golden Lotus” award

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

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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