Chan Hung-kai, also known as Chan Shu-kai, started his career as an actor in amateur theatre groups in the early 1970s. In the mid-1970s, he began to work at Rediffusion Hong Kong as a production assistant, and rose through the ranks to become a producer by 1977. He switched to TVB to work as a producer in 1979, and was responsible for such classic TV shows as The Passenger (1979), The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1979) and Once Upon an Ordinary Girl (1984). While still employed at TVB, he found time to direct such films as The Crazy World (1978), starring Deborah Lee, and The Desperate Trio, co-starring Michele Yim and Victoria Lam.
Between 1983 and 1985, Chan went to Taiwan to work in television. In 1984 he made another feature film, the action drama God of Fortune Strikes Again, featuring Chi Kuan-chun. He went to Malaysia to produce TV series in 1988 and returned to Hong Kong a year later to serve as producer and director for various series including Police Archives (1989), Days of Glory (1991), Something Incredible (1992) and Hong Kong Criminal Archives II (1993). After 1997, he worked mainly in Hong Kong and on the Mainland producing series and TV movies.
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||God of Fortune Strikes Again|
||The Desperate Trio|
||The Crazy World|