Kenneth Siu Wai-keung moved to Canada to continue his studies in 1974 after completing Form 4 in Hong Kong. He studied psychology at the University of Calgary before switching to film and television production at the South Alberta Institute of Technology. After graduating in 1983, he returned to Hong Kong and became a production assistant at Asia Television Limited (ATV), but left after several months upon realizing the lack of opportunities there. He then joined Always Good Film as a script supervisor and assistant director, working on a number of productions directed by Frankie Chan.
In 1985, when the original director dropped out of Sweet Sixteen, Siu was hired to take over the production, thus making his debut as a director. He left Always Good in 1986 and shot commercials for Salon Film. He soon returned to film directing, making Deadly Deal (1991), Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Just a Violinist! (1994) and the Chinese film Slaughtering Place (2011), which was shot in South Africa.
He also continued to work as an assistant director for such films as Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love (2000), Jeff Lau’s Chinese Odyssey 2002 (2002), Wong’s 2046 (2004), Fearless (2006) and The Forbidden Kingdom (2008). Besides Hong Kong productions, Siu has served as assistant director for the Hong Kong location shoot of Hollywood movies such as Bloodsport (1988), Kickboxer (1989) and Rush Hour (1998). He was also the executive director for American helmer Michael Gleissner’s Chinese-language film Irreversi (2007) and the 3D adventure film Deep Gold (2011).
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||Don't Shoot Me, I'm Just a Violinist!||YAU Herman|