With over thirty years of experience in cinematography and film production, Lau Hung-chuen began his career in the mid-1970s as camera assistant working with the likes of Yu Chik-lim, Lee Man-kit, Chen Yung-shu, Chen Chih-hwa, Chen Chung-yuan and Mark Lee. In 1977, Lau worked as cinematographer in Taiwan before returning to Hong Kong. He had shot over 50 films, among them Lam Ah Chun Blunders Again (1979), We’re Going to Eat You (1980), Plain Jane to the Rescue (1982), Duel to the Death (1983), Shanghai Blues (1984), Prison on Fire (1987) , Undeclared War (1990), Full Contact (1992), Thunderbolt (1995), Don’t Give a Damn (1995) and Thanks for Your Love (1996).
Lau directed his first feature film, Devil Fetus, in 1983 and followed with a ghost-themed comedy, The Ghost Informer (1984). Later, he directed five films of different styles and genres, including the police actioners Champion Operation (1986) and Border Line Story (1986), the period ghost story A Chinese Legend (1991), the erotic drama Her Judgment Day (1993) and the triad-ghost blender Those Were the Days (1996).
In 1993, he founded Hang Wan Cinematic Equipment Rental, a cinematography equipment rental company with offices in Shenzhen, Shanghai and the Heng Dian World Studios.
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||Those Were the Days|
||Her Judgement Day|
||A Chinese Legend|
||Border Line Story|
||The Ghost Informer|