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Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild - Directors - Kin Chung CHAN
陳健忠 | CHAN Kin Chung

I remember making Memory of the Youth, I needed a cat. The feline was having an attitude and its owner knew exactly what was needed. From his car, he fished out a puppy, which, upon seeing the cat, rushed over and XXOO! I froze, while everyone laughed. When it was done, the cat returned in front of the camera, elegantly finishing its performance. Incredible! Great! Cut, next shot!


Born in 1963 in Hong Kong, John Chan Kin-chung worked as production assistant at TVB after graduating from Chinese University in 1985. After three years, he joined D & B Films, working as assistant director. He started writing scripts in 1989, for such films as It’s a Mad Mad World III (1989), Hearts Into Hearts (1990) and Will of Iron (1991).

After the closing of D & B, he worked as a free-lance scriptwriter, penning scripts for such films as Fight Back to School II (1992), Saviour of the Soul II (1992), King of Beggars (1992), Fong Sai Yuk (1993), Mother of a Different Kind (1995), Ah Kam (1996), Final Justice (1997), Eighteen Springs (1997) and Ordinary Heroes (1998). He double as writer and executive director on Never Ending Summer (1992). King of Beggars and Ordinary Heroes were nominated for Hong Kong Film Awards Best Screenplay.

His recent scripts are for Sparrow (2008) and The Road Less Travelled (2010).

Chan had directed two films, his first is Unfaithfully Yours (1989), a satiric comedy starring Richard Ng. His second directorial effort is Memory of the Youth (2003), a youth film set in 1920s Qingdao, China, produced by Johnnie To.

Year Chinese name English name Directors
2003 《少年往事》
Memory of the Youth
1989 《花心三劍俠》
Unfaithfully Yours