Chanell Crichlow

Composer • Songwriter • Producer
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Chanell Crichlow is a composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles, California. Known for her lush sound and vibrant compositions, she has received praise from esteemed publications such as Flaunt Magazine and Downbeat Magazine.

In 2021, Chanell had the honor of being selected as a Sundance Composers Lab Fellow, where she had the opportunity to collaborate closely with accomplished Film and Television composers to refine her craft. Recently, she also completed a residency at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts, and was one of the Sundance Institute’s Art of Practice Fellows.

Their music has graced several remarkable projects, including the scoring of "My Fake Boyfriend" (Prime Video), a queer romantic comedy directed by Rose Troche, and "How Not To Date While Trans," directed by Nyala Moon, which received the Grand Jury Prize at NewFest and Best Short Film at Bendigo Queer Film Festival and Translations Film Festival. Chanell also scored Nyala's latest film, "Dilating for Maximum Results," which was honored with the Grand Jury Prize for Outstanding U.S. Narrative Short at Outfest.

Beyond the film world, Chanell's melodies have found their way into popular podcasts, as she created the theme music for Crooked Media's "Work Appropriate" with host Anne Helen Petersen and Audiation's "Gender Spiral" hosted by Ally Beardsley and Babette Thomas.

Approaching her scoring career with a unique perspective and path, Chanell has swiftly formed strong bonds with filmmakers in search of an undeniably authentic musical voice.

Black / African American / African

My Fake Boyfriend (2022)

2022 IDP Lab at MASS MoCA 2021 Sundance Composers Lab Fellow

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