After graduating from Sunway University in Performance & Media, Tan quit his job as a part time piano teacher to enter the film industry. He first began his career as a trainee/production assistant and rapidly moved on to become assistant director.
Tan started directing student projects during first year of his college. When some of his short films gained recognition in local short film festival, he has strengthened his desire to become a film director.
He enjoys creating story, character and visual. He is constantly staying curious and hunger for creative way to tell a story. He always believed that an outstanding story or concept is the key to a successful work.