Why do I make movies? It is because a movie can be a story of a man's growth. Perhaps one movie does not have such a power, but I wish to tell people something about human nature. Some Japanese sport film influenced me a lot. There are so many things we can do and we have to find something we love to do. It is not a game if you decided to engage in what you want, it can become your occupation. You have to pay a price if you want to be famous, and you must also remind yourself to keep walking on the road you have chosen.
Born in Guangzhou in 1961, Bruce Law Lai-yin arrived in Hong Kong with his family when he was 8-months-old. Once a black belt, Level 3, in Taekwondo, becoming a coach at the tender age of 16, he studied streams of traditional Chinese Kung Fu such as Hung Ga and Choi Li Fut.
After a brief career as a professional Thai boxer, he joined a Jackie Chan’s movie as a stunt biker in 1985, partly by friend’s invitation and partly due to his love of motorcycling.
Since then, personal interests had turned into a profession. With further exploration in explosives and more involvement in movie stunts, Law found his own company, Bruce Law Stunts, in 1988.
BLS remained a pioneer in special equipment for filming in Hong Kong, either of Law’s own innovations or imported, all in Hollywood standard.
In 1998, he directed his first feature film Extreme Crisis while also designing and performing all the action stunts.
In one scene, he blew up a row of expensive cars in the center of Charter Road, where the headquarters of HSBC, Bank of China and even the Legislative Council are located within blocks, triggering suspicions of a terrorist act and receiving coverage in the newspapers the next day.
With Extreme Crisis, Law was nominated for Best Young Director in Japan’s Yubari (Tokyo) International Film Festival.
Bruce Law had won three nominations in the Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Action Director, and two nominations in the Golden Horse Award for Best Action Choreography. He has worked on more than 200 movies, documentaries as well as TV commercial productions, as stunts or action directors, for the last two decades.
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