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Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild - Directors - Chuen Yee CHA
查傳誼 | CHA Chuen Yee



Born in Hong Kong in 1956, Cha Chuen-yee is the son of the Mandarin film scriptwriter Chou Ren (Cha Leung-king) .  

Cha started his career as a camera assistant at TVB, then joining CTV as cameraman and later as director. After CTV’s closing, he worked for Rediffusion TV (later renamed ATV) as director and producer of drama series, such as The Conqueror, No Surrender and Drunken Fist. In 1984, he went to Taiwan to work for China Television, directing TV series.

Cha made his debut as a director with Journey of the Doomed (1985). He joined D&B in 1988, directing Mr. Fortune (1989).

In 1991, Cha formed Concept Link Productions with scriptwriter Chung Kai-cheong. Its first film, the erotic film Take Me (1991), was a huge hit, grossing over HK$13 million, spawning the sequel Basic Impulse (1992). Cha also directed the crime film Legal Innocence (1993), for which he was nominated for Best Director at the Hong Kong Film Awards. After a successful run through much the 1990s, Cha and Chung closed Concept Link after releasing Theft Under the Sun (1997).

1996 was a good year for Cha, when both Once Upon a Time in Triad Society and its sequel Once Upon a Time in Triad Society 2 were released. Both films were commercial and critical successes, leading to a double nomination for Cha by the Hong Kong Film Awards, both films for Best Screenplay.

In the 2000's, Cha turned to working in China, directing television serials. In 2012, he came back to big screen with Kill the Boss in Mainland.

Year Chinese name English name Directors
2012 《小魚吃大魚》
Kill the Boss
2006 《超班寶寶》
2001 《囍歡您》
Loving You
1997 《豪情蓋天》
Theft Under The Sun
1996 《旺角揸fit 人》
Once Upon a Time in Triad Society
1996 《去吧!揸Fit 人兵團》
Once Upon a Time in Triad Society 2
1995 《精裝情不自禁》
Secret Lover
1995 《街坊差人》
Our Neighbour Detective
1994 《鬼迷心竅》
1994 《香港奇案之屯門色魔》
The Rapist
1993 《溶屍奇案》
Legal Innocent
1993 《現代靚妹仔》
Modern Girls
1992 《情不自禁II 霎時衝動》
Basic Impulse
1991 《馬路英雄》
Off Track
1991 《情不自禁》
Take Me
1990 《皇家師姐之中間人》
Middle Man
1989 《發達先生》
Mr. Fortune
1985 《水兒武士》
Journey Of The Doomed