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Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild - Directors - Chiong Chavez Joseph CHI
朱繼生 | CHI Chiong Chavez Joseph

I don’t really consider myself a film director anymore because I am not making films. Instead I bought myself two dogs and named them Camera and Action.

I have all the fun walking them every day, calling out Camera and Action. They are nice to me, unlike the mean people in the business!

I do miss making films but may be I am not good enough in certain ways.

All the best to directors and filmmakers.

Enjoy life…it is short!


Joseph Chi Chiong Chavez was born in South America in 1953. His father practiced as a doctor in Ecuador while his mother was a Peruvian-Chinese. Chi dropped out of college in his junior year to become an amateur race car driver in Hong Kong, and got to know a group of stunt drivers. In 1978, while visiting friends on a film set, he volunteered to take part in a stunt involving a car hitting a wall of glass, which marked his initiation into the film business. Chi began working as a stuntman and in the early 1980s, he was promoted to the position of action choreographer. In 1982, he formed the industry association, Stunt Unlimited, to coordinate car stunt practitioners. Among his most notable works are Aces Go Places IV (1986), City on Fire (1987), A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon (1989), All About Ah-Long (1989), A Moment of Romance (1990), Highway Man (1995) and Initial D (2005).

He made his directorial debut in 1993 with My Hero II, which he followed up with The Tragic Fantasy - Tiger of Wanchai (1994, co-directed with Steven Lo) and Temptation of an Angel (1999). His most recent work in film was Skyfall (2012), in which he coordinated the action sequences in Shanghai.

Year Chinese name English name Directors
1999 《親蜜情人之無限誘惑》
Temptation of an Angel
1994 《醉生夢死之灣仔之虎》
The Tragic Fantasy - Tiger of Wanchai LO Kit Sing Stephen
1994 《醉生夢死之灣仔之虎》
The Tragic Fantasy LO Kit Sing Stephen
1993 《一本漫畫闖天涯Ⅱ妙想天開》
My Hero II