Chin Hsin came to Hong Kong from Shanghai in 1965 and started working for Shaw Brothers and other independent companies as a bit-part player in the early 1970s. At the same time, he served as assistant director for various directors including Cheng Kang, Li Han-hsiang and Ng See-yuen.
In 1973, he co-directed The Cub Tiger from Kwangtung with Ngai Hoi-fung, the first kungfu movie starring Jackie Chan. In 1976, he wrote the script for another starring vehicle for Jackie Chan, Shaolin Wooden Men. Two years later he directed Erotic Dreams of Red Chamber, the first film in which Leslie Cheung played the leading role. He wrote and directed the comedy Joy to the World in 1980, starring Chow Yun-fat.
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||Joy to the World|
||Erotic Dreams of Red Chamber|
||The Cub Tiger from Kwangtung||NGAI Hoi Fung|