Hong Kong Filmmakers Search

Biographies of filmmakers are one of the most important keys to understanding and researching their times and works. The ‘biographical notes' chapter is, therefore, a staple in many topical volumes published by the Archive over the years. To make searching easier, biographical notes contained in our previous publications are updated and made available online. Both local and overseas filmmakers who had worked in Hong Kong, including producers, directors, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers and editors are covered.





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Cathay Organisation Archives, Fortune Star Media Limited, Golden Sun Films Distribution Ltd, Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild, Hsin Hwa Motion Picture Company, Kong Chiao Film Company, Shaw Movie City Hong Kong Ltd., Sil-Metropole Organisation, South China Film Industry Workers Union, Tao Yuen Motion Picture Development Company, Mr Bai Ying, Ms Ada Chan, Mr Alex Chan, Mr Henry Chan, the late Mr Chan Ho-yin, Mr Jim Chan, the late Mr and Mrs Chan Kam-yuen, Mr Chan King-sam, the late Mr Chan Man-cheong, Ms May Chan, Prof Chan Sau-yan, Ms Chan Yim-ngo, Mr Terence Chang, Mr Tim Chen, Mr Cheng Chuen-wai, Ms Cheng Chun-chu, Mr Cheung Ying-yin, the late Mr Chor Yuen, Ms Chou Yang-ming, the late Mr Chow Lok, the late Mr Chu Hak, Mr John Chu Ka-yan, Mr Chu Tak-yung, Ms Chun Mei-hang, the late Ms Barbara Fei, the late Ms Fanny Ha, Mr Hsia Tsu-hui, the late Mr Huang Jen, Mr Russell Kan, the late Mr Ko Chung, Ms Ko Mun-yee, Mr Joseph Kuo Nan-hung, Mr Ming Beaver Kwei, Ms Kwong Yuet-ting, the descendants of Mr Lai Man-wai, Mr Lau Fok-kwong, Mr Lau Tin-chi, Mr Albert Lee, the late Mr Lee Gee-hing, Mr John Lee, Mr Lee Siu-yu, Ms Susan Leung, Ms Leung Yuen-fun, Mr Li Cheuk-tao, Ms Li Kit-ling, Ms Rosaline Lo Kwok-pui, Ms Lo Wing-che, the late Ms Lou Hung, Mrs Claudia Lung, Mr Gary Ma, Mr Norman Ng, Mr Po Fung, the late Mr George Shen, Ms Jane Shen, Mr Louis Sit, Mr Soh Zhang Kai, Ms Celia Sze, Mr Dickson Tam, Ms Tam Ling, the late Mr Tang Xiaodan, the late Mr Tony To, the late Ms Tong Yuejuan, the late Mr Tsang Tai-chi, the late Ms Wei Wei, the late Mr Weng Lingwen, Mr Weng Wu, Mr Won Kar-man, Ms Angela Wong, Ms Cecilia Wong, Mr James Wong, Ms Maura Wong, Mr Wong Nguk-chung, Mr Ricky Wong, the late Mr Wong Shui, Ms Wong Oi-lin, Mr Andy Wu, the late Ms Yang Lijun, Mr Lawrence Yau, Ms Yeung Man, the late Mr Yu Mo-wan, Ms Beryl Yuen, Ms Yuen Tsz-ying, the late Mr Yuen Yang-an, Ms Yuen Yin-ping, the late Ms Zhao Xiangyang

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