Ruth Chan

  • Help
    Help (2021) Composer

    A painful break up prompts Grace to visit her friend Liv who is living in the idyllic English countryside with her boyfriend Edward and his dog Polly. The trio start the weekend in high spirits but soon turns into chaos, as well-kept secrets are exposed and the friends come to see each other in a whole new light.

  • Faces
    Faces (2018) Composer

    It is a multi-narrative feature film set across four storylines that follow a group of characters as their lives begin to unravel. Aisha is in a marriage that has become stale. When her wish to get pregnant finally becomes reality, she receives some very unexpected news. Louie and Gaspard are a gay couple who are happily in love but when Louie's female fiance suddenly shows up in the picture, all that they hold dear begins to fall apart. Adam and Luke are best friends, but an attack on Adam at a party threatens to create a schism between them. Sindiso runs a charity for women to which she has dedicated herself. When the centre begins to have financial troubles with the real risk of closing, Sindiso has to question her fundamental motivations.

  • A Clown's Tale
    A Clown's Tale (2018) Composer

    Marko and Harald are two struggling artists who work a variety of jobs in order to survive. And even though their engagements as clown doctors in a hospice for children are getting under Marko's skin, the two of them really get going once they transform into their red-nosed alter egos and are set free on the grounds of the hospice. Wherever they appear, the two surprise with witty and funny routines that help their young audience escape reality and enjoy the magical moment the clowns create for them.

  • Around China with a Movie Camera
    Around China with a Movie Camera (2016) Composer

    Take a trip back to China in the first half of the 20th century with this programme of extraordinary, rare and beautiful travelogues, newsreels and home movies. These films – all from the collection of the British Film Institute National Archive – were made by a wealth of British and French filmmakers, from professionals to intrepid tourists, colonial-era expatriates and Christian missionaries. Exploring 50 years of Chinese history across a diverse range of footage, the collection includes what might be the oldest surviving film to be shot in China – unseen for over 115 years. See Shanghai’s bustling, cosmopolitan Nanjing Road in 1900, the Great World Amusement Park in 1929 and a day at the Shanghai races in 1937. Wander the streets around the Qianmen, Beijing, in 1910. Cruise Hangzhou's picturesque canals in 1925. Visit China's great cities including Hong Kong, Chongqing and Guangzhou and visit remote villages in Hunan and Yunnan provinces. - Edward Anderson, BFI Curator

  • Pride and Prejudice
    Pride and Prejudice (2005) Composer Assistant | Music Programmer

    Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?

  • A Very British Airline
    A Very British Airline (2014) Composer

    A Very British Airline is a British documentary television series that was first broadcast on BBC Two between 2 and 16 June 2014. The three-part series goes behind the scenes of British Airways with the narrator Stephen Mangan.

  • A Long Way down
    A Long Way down (2014) Arranger

    New Year's Eve on the top of a London skyscraper. Martin is literally on the edge. A once-beloved TV personality, he's now desperate to jump. But he's not alone. Single mother Maureen, sassy teen Jess, and musician turned pizza-delivery boy JJ, have all turned up on the same roof with the same plan. Instead of jumping, these complete strangers make a pact to stay alive and stay together until Valentine's Day at least. Both funny and poignant, A Long Way Down follows this unlikely group of friends as they try to pull back from the brink.

  • Changing Fortunes: New Patterns of Wealth
    Changing Fortunes: New Patterns of Wealth (2013) Composer

    ‘Changing Fortunes: New Patterns of Wealth’ is a new six part series for BBC World News, exploring the new patterns of wealth that have emerged over the last two decades. The fall of the Soviet Union, the liberalization of India and the opening of China have brought vast new markets into the global economy. The resulting commodities boom has created an explosion of wealth and the rapid development of the internet continues to generate new fortunes. From the United States, to Brazil, Europe, Africa, India and China - the series meets some of the innovators, entrepreneurs and business success stories whose fortunes offer a window into our rapidly changing world.

  • Brother's Grimm
    Brother's Grimm (2005) Composer Assistant

    Will and Jake Grimm are traveling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires true courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms.