Andy Chin Wing-keung was born to a family engaged in the movie business. His father, Lui Ming, was an actor in Cantonese cinema in the 1960s and became a producer and distributor in the 1970s and 80s. The younger Chin’s upbringing inside the movie studios fostered a keen interest in film culture since an early age. First he became a co-writer, assistant producer and art director for Crazy Blood (1983), which was produced by his father’s company. He then spent seven years as assistant director for helmers the likes of Yeung Kuen, Angie Chen and Jaime Luk.
Chin’s directorial debut was Gift from Heaven (1989), which was well-received within the industry. He later directed films such as To Catch a Thief (1991), Sisters in Law (1992), Call Girl ’92 (1992), Love Among the Triad (1993), Female Internment Camp 1993 (1993), The Dragon Chronicles – The Maidens (1994), Why Wild Girls (1994), How Deep is Your Love (1994) and Wind Beneath the Wing (1995). Women were often in the center of his films during that period and Love Among The Triad earned Veronica Yip a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the Hong Kong Film Awards.
In 1997, Chin veered from this thematic concerns and directed two horror films, 02:00AM and 03:00AM. He made the switch to mainland China in 1998 and directed the television drama Dragon Hall, starring Jordan Chan. In 2011, Chin directed the stage musical Born To Be a Hero, featuring music and songs penned by Peter Kam.
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||Painted Skin||CHAN Gordon KO Lam Pau Danny|
||Are You Lonesome Tonight|
||The Lord of Hangzhou|
||Wind Beneath the Wings|
||The Dragon Chronicles - The Maidens|
||Why Wild Girls|
||How Deep is Your Love|
||Love Among the Triad|
||Female Internment Camp 1993|
||Gigolo and Whore II|
||Sisters in Law|
||Call Girl '92|
||To Catch a Thief|
||Gift From Heaven|