Riley Ip Kam-hung was born in Hong Kong in 1960. Upon graduation from secondary school, he entered the studio Shaw Brothers, starting as assistant producer and moving up to producer. He then left Shaws to go independent, working as producer, assistant director and scriptwriter. Since 1982, he had served as producer for a number of celebrated works of the 1980s, including Love Unto Waste (1986), Last Song in Paris (1986), The Big Heat (1988) and Hearts, No Flowers (1989). He was also assistant director on Stanley Kwan’s award-winning Center Stage (1992) and Chi Lee’s Heaven Can’t Wait (1995).
Ip started directing with the romantic comedy Love Is Not a Game, But a Joke (1997), which was popular among youths and consolidated Ip’s status as a director on the rise. He then directed Metade Fumaca (1999) and Lavender (2000), both romance dramas, followed by Just One Look (2002), a nostalgic tribute to the movie-going experience of his childhood. After making Elixir of Love (2004), he took a break from filmmaking.
With a long track record in scriptwriting, Ip penned all of his directorial projects
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||Elixir of Love|
||Just One Look|
||Love is Not a Game, But A Joke|