As director, one of the more special experience was working on Crazy Safari. Not only did I went with a Hong Kong production team all the way to South Africa, but also got to know Jamie Uys, director of The Gods Must be Crazy. I admire Jamie for using ten years to shoot a documentary on nature. I have great respect for such determination and persistence.
For actors, I have special respect for Chow Yun-fat. When he guest starred in Brotherhood, he worked with dedication and involvement while also fostering team spirit with the crew. Also, he would sit by the side observing the performances of veteran actors, like he was paying attention to a teacher’s lesson. For someone in his position, such affable approach to people is really admirable.
Billy Chan Fu-yee, born 1953, started his film career as a stuntman under the tutelage of action choreographer Han Ying-chieh, working on martial arts films of Shaw Brothers and Golden Harvest, including Bruce Lee’s The Big Boss (1971), Fist of Fury (1972) and Enter the Dragon (1973). He later joined the Sammo Hung’s Stuntsman Team, assuming the role of Assistant Action Choreographer starting with The Iron-fisted Monk (1977) and graduating to Action Choreographer two years later with The Incredible King-fu Master (1979). Along with fellow Hung’s Team members Sammo Hung, Lam Ching-ying and Yuen Biao, Chan won the Hong Kong Film Awards Best Action Choreography prizes for the films Prodigal Son (1981) and Winners and Sinners (1983). In addition to directing action, Chan also acted in many of the films that feature the Hung’s Team as well as serving as producer for Ghost Nursing (1982).
Chan began directing with New Mr. Vampire (1986), followed by a series of films in the late 1980s, including Brotherhood (1987), Crazy Spirit (1987), No Comprise (1988) and Three Wishes (1988). He then formed his own production company, making films such as Crazy Safari (1991) and All Men are Brothers: Blood of the Leopard (1993).
While continuing to direct, Chan also produced television serials, starting in Hong Kong for ATV and later in China. His most recent projects are producing the films Jeet Kuen Do (2010) and Who in the Mirror (2012).
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||The Legend of a Professioal|
||Stand Behind The Yellow Line|
||All Men are Brothers: Blood of the Leopard|
||Mad Mad Ghost|
||License to Steal|
||Crazy Spirit||CHIN Yue Seng|
||New Mr. Vampire|