Since leaving university, I had not worked in any fields other than film and television. All the while, I had thought directing represented the whole of my life.
Over twenty years as director, making close to twenty films; there are good ones and bad ones, there was joy and there was sorrow, just like humankind.
Looking back at these twenty years and looking towards the future, I wish that in addition to making good films performed by other people, I also performed well in my own life. After all, it may not be difficult playing a role deliberately, but it is not easy playing oneself plainly.
Derek Chiu Sung-kee was born in 1961 in Hong Kong. He studied literature at the National Taiwan University, having directed three stage plays and three 8mm shorts while a student. Returning to Hong Kong, he entered ATV as production assistant, moving up to director in 1986. Chiu joined TVB in 1987 and was promoted to senior director in 1991, making over 30 drama series and television films like A Story of Two Drifters (1989). One of the dramas had won a prize at the New York International Film and TV Festival.
His first film as director is Pink Bomb (1992), followed by Mr. Sardine (1994) and Oh! My Three Guys… (1994), the latter nominated for Best Newcomer at the Hong Kong Film Awards (for Eric Kot). His The Log (1996) was included in the Ten Best list of 1996 by the Hong Kong Film Critics Association and received several nominations from the Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, winning the Best Actor prize for Kent Cheng, who was also nominated by the Golden Bauhinia Awards. And Final Justice (1997) won the Best Actress award (for Almen Wong) at the East Asia Film Festival of Penang, Malaysia. Comeuppance (2000) was shown at the Berlinale as well as shown in competition in Tokyo Filmex.
Road to Dawn (2006) was invited to the Hawaii International Film Festival and received several awards at the Shanghai International Film Festival. Directing a steady string of films in the 2000s, Chiu expanded his directorial reach to Mainland China, making My Boy Friends (2012) for the Chinese market.
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||My Boy Friends|
||The Road Less Traveled|
||Road To Dawn|
||Time 4 Hope|
||Love Au Zen|
||Sealed with a Kiss|
||Ah Fai The Dumb|
||Oh! My Three Guys…|