Films are dreams! Directors are the creators of dreams. Experiencing human nature and understanding history, films turn the dreams into reality. Starts from the idea of the story, ends in public screening. The process is just like the growth of a baby, providing infinite joy. Can I enjoy such satisfaction in other industries?
I was fortunate to have participated in The Human Goddess (1972), playing an orphan when I was 9. I found myself getting deeper understandings of life after working in the film industry. Being in the crew is more challenging to me than an actor. I can channel my thoughts into the films, creating stories and characters. Just like that, I’d been in film for 30 years!
Tony Mou Kin-tak started working at Shaw Brothers as a continuity person in the early 1980s and rose to the position of assistant director in 1983. That same year, he left Shaw Brothers to work in various companies such as Always Good Film, Cinema City and Golden Harvest. Mou had worked with many directors, including Wong Jing, Frankie Chan, Karl Maka, Joe Cheung, Lau Kar-leung, Nam Nai-choi, Taylor Wong, Andrew Lau, Billy Tang and Clarence Fok.
With the support of Manfred Wong, Mou co-directed Rebel Without a Cause with Chan Wing-chiu. Later on, he directed more than a dozen digital features for various companies like China Entertainment Films, Winners’ Workshop and Smileland Production, as well as several theatrical features including Night Club on Fire (2003) and Dragon in Fury (2004). All the while, Mou continued to work as assistant director.
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||Dragon in Fury|
||The Murderer is My Wife|
||Night Club on Fire|
||July 7 Come Again|
||The Soul Is Return|
||The Mob Cop||YIP Tin Hang Stephen|
||Beware of the Striptease|
||A Sword of Damocles|
||Who's the Assassin|
||Devil Snake Girl||YIP Tin Hang Stephen|
||If You Were Here|
||Rebel Without a Cause||CHAN Wing Chiu|
||Honeymoon in Jakarta|