Seow Long graduated from Beijing’s Central Academy of Drama and came to Hong Kong in 1962, working in theater, television shows, broadcast dramas, operas and dance, highlighted by several tours in Southeast Asia. He later moved to Singapore, establishing theater troupes and dance companies there.
Seow returned to Hong Kong in the mid-1970s and codirected, with Wei Li, the horror film The Possessed (1976). In 1977, he entered a script contest at TVB and won second prize. A year later, he joined producer-director Ng See-yuen’s Seasonal Film and, with his real name, Kai Wah-on, wrote the script for Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978) and Drunken Master (1978), the kung-fu comedies that catapulted Jackie Chan to stardom; he also served as assistant director in those films.
Seow later directed the kung-fu flick Lackey and the Lady Tiger (1980, codirected with Norman Law Man), the action film Execution (1981) and the adventure film The Adventure of Little Hairy (1986). In the 2000s, he began working in Thailand and Malaysia, making films, television dramas and staging plays. In 2013, he directed a film in China.
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||Lawrence of Mongolia|
||Shui Hwu Legend|
||Vampire Buster||LAW Man Norman SIU Ka Wing|
||The Adventure of Little Hairy|
||The South Shaolin Master|
||Lacky and the Lady Tiger||LAW Man Norman|
||Lackey and the Lady Tiger||LAW Man Norman|