It is fortunate to be a film director, because you can present through stories and imagination your deepest feelings, the values you believed in the most, the messages you most want to express. This is actually subliminal education and remote psychological therapy. This is actually easier for the audience to swallow and more effective. That’s why I believe a good director needs to have knowledge, experience and beliefs, because making films is never only about providing entertainment. It affects also the ideology of our society. I was only 22 when I directed my first film. I was very naïve, but it left a mark, which became precious memories in my creative journey.
Kenneth Lau Hau-wai was born in Hong Kong in 1977. He started writing for newspapers and magazines at age 17, publishing his first novel at 18. A year after that, he started working as a reporter and scriptwriter, penning between 1997 and 1999 the first five installments of the multi-chapter Troublesome Night series as well as the first two chapters of the video-film series Mysterious Story (1999).
In 1999, Lau kicked off his directing career with a bang, forming the company K.L.P.H., producing, writing and directing four films, The Faterangers (1999), Hong Kong Space Gals (1999), X Imp (1999), Wan Chai Empress (1999). In the next four years, he made over a dozen films and digital productions, including Life (2000), Hong Kong History X (2000) and Bloody Cops (2001), sometimes acting in major roles. In addition, he also produced for other directors.
Lau left the film industry in 2005. After obtaining masters’ degrees from Hong Kong Baptist University and Open University of Hong Kong, he worked on counseling, psychological therapy and education research. He also produced and directed stage plays as well as publishing novels and anthologies of his writings.
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||The Story of Soccer Bet|
||My Secret Private Virgin|
||The Prince of Storm|
||Cut Off Game|
||Hong Kong History Y|
||Believer of Frighten|
||Hong Kong History X|
||Hong Kong Space Gals|
||Wan Chai Empress|