It was said that there are always regrets in art. Indeed. On every film, limitations can be caused by financing, shooting schedules, actors, release dates and other factors. Directors want to make films accepted by the audience; as a good director, what matters is not the amount of investment or the size of the cast but to take advantage of what you have to enable the whole team to realize its best, increasing the value of the film in the process.
Wellson Chin Sing-wai was born in Hong Kong in 1957. He joined Golden Harvest in 1978, working continuity on the films of Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung, later serving as assistant director to Hung.
Chin graduated to directing with the action comedy Naughty Boys (1986), followed by The Inspector Wears Skirts (1988), another action comedy but featuring a commando squad of policewomen. The film was a big hit, spawning three sequels.
In 1991, Chin teamed up with Abe Kwong to form P.U. Production, making mostly horror productions of modest budgets, mostly directed by Chin. The company’s slate included a series of works featuring a date in their Chinese titles, which had come to be known as “date horror” films, gaining critical acclaim and enjoying a cult following. Among the company’s films, The Day that Doesn’t Exist (1995) was conferred the Most Creative honor at the Golden Bauhinia Awards, July 13th (1996) was nominated for Best Supporting Actress (for Helena Lo aka Law Lan) at the Hong Kong Film Awards and Once in a Lifetime (1995) was named by the Hong Kong Film Critics Society as one of 1995’s Recommended Films.
Stepping into the 21st Century, Chin directed Vampire Hunters (2003), written and produced by Tsui Hark, and served as executive director on Stephen Chow’s Kung Fu Hustle (2004) and CJ7 (2007). He also ventured into China, directing television serials and films.
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||The Extreme Fox|
||Street Kids Violence|
||Believe It or Not|
||24 Hrs Ghost Story|
||The Day That Doesn't Exist||KO Lam Pau Danny|
||Once in a Life Time|
||The Third Full Moon,|
||Crazy Hong Kong|
||Thou Shalt Not Swear|
||Inspector Wears Skirts IV|
||Super Lady Cop|
||Raid on Royal Casino Marine|
||Prince of the Sun||HUA Shan|
||The Inspector Wears Skirts II|
||The Inspector Wears Skirts|