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Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild - Directors - Daniel CHAN
陳翊恆 | CHAN Daniel

Growing up, I loved watching Hong Kong films, especially gangster films and triad films and I was able to make two films in that genre after returning to Hong Kong. After entering film, I was given lots of opportunities by many industry forerunners. I wish I’ll have more chances to direct triad films in the future.


Born in Hong Kong in 1981, Daniel Chan Yee-heng immigrated to Australia at age 10, growing up in Brisbane and graduated from Griffith University there. While still in Australia, he made his first feature Half Lit (2003). When the work was shown at the 2004 Creativity in Hong Kong Cinema program at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, it was highly regarded by critic and film scholar Stephen Sze. Chan later worked with director Stanley Kwan, writing scripts and developing new projects.

Chan formed Chance Pictures in 2006 and entered his script The Battle of Hong Kong in the Taiwan Film and TV Project Promotion, reaching the final round. The next year, he directed the music video and television ad for singer Aaron Kwok’s De Show Reel Live In Concert performance as well as five computer software commercials.

In 2010, Chan got another chance to direct when his project Smile for Me, after winning the Network of Asian Fantastic Films prize at the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, received a backing of HK$10 million from Taiwan’s Fame Universal Entertainment. At its release in 2012, the film was re-titled Cross. He later directed two gangster films Triad (2012) and Young and Dangerous: Reloaded (2013), followed by a turn as executive director for director-producer Wong Jing’s Mr. & Mrs. Player (2013).

Year Chinese name English name Directors
2013 《古惑仔:江湖新秩序》
Young and Dangerous : Reloaded
2012 《第6 誡》
2012 《紮職》
2003 《暗火》
Half Lit