Ho Fan has had a huge influence on me. Most Category III films require nudity, at which many people sneer. But when I was gaffing for Ho, I noticed how shooting erotic films can be such serious business and how aesthetics was treated with importance. It was not much different from shooting a big-budget film—one has to pay enough attention to every detail for the shoot to be successful.
Basically, I had never copied the style of any film or any filmmaker. I don’t feel that shooting erotic films is a big deal. I use my own method to showcase the female body.
(Original source: http://yule.sohu.com/20090623/n264698742.shtml) 導
Cash Chin Man-kei was born in Hong Kong in 1968. After finishing his matriculation in 1986, he got a job as gaffer through a producer friend, thus beginning his interest in filmmaking. But Chin did not become a full-fledge member of the film industry until he joined the film crew of director Ho Fan’s Erotic Nights (1989). Then he had the opportunities to serve as assistant director for the Ho-directed Temptation Summary II (1991), the Andrew Lau Wai-keung directed Rhythm of Destiny (1992) and Rape by an Angel (1993), Tsui Hark’s Once Upon a Time in China III (1993), and Wong Jing’s Perfect Exchange (1993).
In 1993, Chin and his mentor Ho co-directed Wild at Heart from a script penned by the younger filmmaker. In the following year, Chin went solo and embarked on his journey as a director with the films 1941 Hong Kong on Fire (1994) and Born Innocent (1994). Among the eighteen films he directed, half were erotic features rated as Category III, including Sex and Zen II (1996), The Fruit is Swelling (1997), The Fruit is Ripe 3 (1999), The Forbidden Legend: Sex & Chopsticks (2008), The Forbidden Legend: Sex & Chopsticks 2 (2009)— earning him a "Category III director" label.
Even though he had already established himself as a director, Chin has continued to serve as assistant director, producer and other roles for Andrew Lau, Wong Jing, Ringo Lam, Tsui Hark and Gordon Chan Ka-sheung. He was also involved in the planning of The Last Tycoon (2012) and The Guillotines (2012).
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||The 33D Invader|
||The Forbidden Legend : Sex & Chopsticks 2|
||The Forbidden Legend : Sex & Chopsticks|
||The Haunted School|
||Fight for Love|
||A Game of Cat and Mouse|
||The Fruit is Ripe 3|
||How to Get Rich by Fung Shui?||LEUNG Wang Fat|
||How To get Rich By Fung Shui||LEUNG Wang Fat|
||The Fruit Is Swelling|
||Sex and Zen II|
||Till Death Do Us Laugh||YIP Wai Man Raymond MA Joe|
||The Eternal Evil of Asia|
||1941 Hong Kong on Fire|
||Wild at Heart||HO Fan|