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Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild - Directors - Chris LAU
劉定堅 | LAU Chris

Artistic creation comes from life. A good artist should have a varied life. That is why I keep bringing changes to my life and take on challenges that others would avoid. Whether I fail or succeed in the end, I will keep on trying.

(taken from the website: http:baike.baidu.com/view/1179332.htm)


Chris Lau Ting-kin was born in Hong Kong and graduated from Munsang College in 1980. From an early age, Lau had been fond of comics, particularly Tong Wong’s Little Rascals. From the age of 12, Lau was determined to enter the comics industry. In order to obtain experience in the creative field, Lau enrolled in TVB’s scriptwriter training course in 1981, and started working for the station as a trainee scriptwriter upon graduation. In his free time, Lau constantly studied TV programs and films to analyze their storytelling techniques. In 1982, he joined TVB’s variety program Enjoy Yourself Tonight as a writer and wrote several dramatic segments for the show such as The Buddhism Palm (1982) and Shrimp Crazy Family (1983). He joined Jademan Comics in 1984 as a scriptwriter and was subsequently promoted to the head of the creative department. As the first comics creator without drawing skills, Lau was responsible for such publications as Jademan Comics and Ghost Stories. His collaboration with Ma Wing Shing on A Man Called Hero became a big hit, and a film adaptation was made in 1999. In 1988, Lau founded his own publishing group, which created and published The Three Swordsmen (which was made into a movie in 1994), Cyber Weapon Z and Dick’s Romance, among others. The group later took on novel and magazine publishing and released The Three Swordsmen martial arts weekly.

Lau returned to Christianity in 2000 and collaborated with Media Evangelism on the evangelical comics series Revelations and wrote the script to the film Love is Not Easy. In 2001, he wrote the script and developed Comic King, and wrote and directed the Christian film Ultimate Intelligence. That year, he founded Freeman Media Holdings and wrote, directed and produced The Saving Hands (2001).

In recent years, Lau has been active in Singapore and Malaysia, where he invested in a computer animation company that produced TV programs and films. In 2011, Lau became involved in the Mainland Chinese market, and has served as scriptwriter, director and investor on several film and television productions.

Year Chinese name English name Directors
2001 《極度智能》
Ultimate Intelligence
2001 《最激之手》
The Saving Hands