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Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild - Directors - Hin Yeung Roy CHOW
周顯揚 | CHOW Hin Yeung Roy

What Heaven has conferred is called Nature; an accordance with this nature is called The Path of duty.

Humanity and material substance each possess their own nature and calling. These are the qualities that give human nature and the nature of substance their respective personalities.

For those who are blessed with a calling, their personality is branded on them by nature.

Today’s people are easily clouded by their greed, trapped by fame and seduced by power. They forget their roots and ignored their calling. Those who lost their calling are left with their material self. As their material self overshadows their true nature, they live like the walking dead.

One’s heart and natural instincts are the origins of creativity. Thus I believe every solution comes from the heart.

In this fretful and chaotic age of information explosion, there is a greater need for us to focus on cultivating our minds in face of all that is happening. We must remain calm and unhurried while committing to our duties and trying our best. We should also conduct ourselves in reasonable manners, with humility and respect. This is what I have used to encourage myself.

Unperturbed by gains and losses, look casually at the flowers before the courtyard as they blossom and fall.

Unmoved by comings and goings, follow floatingly the clouds in heaven as they roll and unwind.


Born in Hong Kong, Roy Chow Hin-yeung graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts’ Directing program with highest honor. Before graduation, he was already working in film, at Edko Films. During his time there, acclaimed producer William Kong took Chow under his wing, giving the aspiring filmmaker script development duties as well as serving as Kong’s and Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee’s assistant and researcher. From 2007 to 2009, he was the director of script development at Edko. Throughout the years, Chow was involved with the production, development and marketing of many Chinese-language hits, including Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Fearless, Windstruck, Curse of the Golden Flower, Secret and Lust, Caution.

Murderer (2009), Chow’s directorial debut, was funded by Focus Feature International of the United States. Released in the summer of 2009, the film was the talk of the town and its boxoffice records was among the top ten in Hong Kong that year. Aside from being selected by numerous film festivals, Murderer was nominated for Best Actor at The Hong Kong Film Awards.

His follow-up film, Nightfall (2012), was again one of the top ten box-office draws of the year. For the film, Chow was awarded Best New Director by the Hong Kong Film Awards while Nick Cheung’s performance earned a Best Actor nomination at the Golden Horse Film Festival as well the Hong Kong Film Awards. His latest film Rise of the Legend will be released in 2014.

Year Chinese name English name Directors
2012 《大追捕》
2009 《殺人犯》