Mun Yiu-wa was born in Shanghai and joined Shaw Brothers in the mid-1970s as a camera assistant. He later became a continuity person, production assistant and assistant director, serving under such directors as Kuei Chih-hung, Ho Meng-hwa and Mou Tun-fei. Mun also took on the job of second unit director on some occasions. In 1978, he left Shaw Brothers to direct the martial arts film Demon Strike (1978) under the pseudonym Simon Hwa in Taiwan, which starred Jason Pai Biao and Bryan Leung Kayan, following the same year with Crack Shadow Boxers, directed under the name Wen Yao-hua. Mun returned to Shaw Brothers in 1980, and directed the erotic film Family of Lust (1981), and the following year, he helmed the children’s film One Heart One Spirit (1981). The latter was released during the summer of 1981 but was only in theatres for two days before being withdrawn, taking in only HK$340,000 at the box office. Ironically, when Family of Lust was released two months later, it garnered HK$1.2 million. Mun later worked as line producer and producer for various productions and left the film industry in the early 1990s.
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||Family of Lust|
||One Heart One Spirit|
||Crack Shadow Boxers|