Ricky Chan Ka-suen started out as a musician and performed in nightclubs as part of a band in the 1960s. In the 1970s, he joined TVB as a director, and was responsible for such shows as Enjoy Yourself Tonight and Not So Simple, which featured Richard Ng Yiu-hon, and Lam Ah Chun, starring Josephine Siao. In 1977, he directed his first film, The Yellow Panther, and followed up in 1979 with Lam Ah Chun. Both films successfully translated their respective lead characters from TV to the big screen. In 1980, Chan directed singer George Lam in his first cinematic starring role in Disco Bumpkins. That same year, Chan left TVB to become the General Manager for Fotocine Film Production, which produced Tsui Hark’s Dangerous Encounter – 1st Kind (1980). He quit Fotocine the following year to form Link- Work Advertising & Communication with his sister Nora Miao, and produced the nostalgic musical Young Dreams (1982). With a screenplay written by Chan himself, the film recreates the experience of playing in a band in the 1960s. In A Friend from Inner Space (1984), he played with veteran actor Shek Kin’s villainous image to create a kindly ghost, which became one of Shek’s most memorable roles at the twilight of his career. Chan immigrated to Canada in the mid-1990s and settled in Toronto, where he worked as a radio host for a local Chinese-language radio station.
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||To Love Ferrari|
||A Friend from Inner Space|
||Lam Ah Chun|
||The Yellow Panther|