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Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild - Directors - Lex TSAI
蔡力 | TSAI Lex

“I see filmmaking as my lifelong profession, because it is already an inalienable part of me.” From the moment when I joined the profession, I knew it would be a career to which I would devote my life. Even though I’ve been through many ups and downs over the past 20 years and have witnessed many changes in the industry, I still have faith in the eternal dream factory, a place where people can find hope and joy. Looking into the future, I hope to expand the local industry beyond the current trend of China-Hong Kong coproductions to take in resources and culture from all over the world, so that the legend of Hong Kong cinema will continue to shine.


Despite growing up in the United States, Lex Tsai had always maintained a keen sense of Chinese tradition and culture. He started out in the TV and film industry in the United States in the 1980s, later concentrating on filmmaking. Among his productions was Steam Power.

By chance, he returned to Hong Kong, and started working as a film producer for Wins Movie and Television Production, focusing on film distribution in Europe and North America. He directed Generation Pendragon (1996) and Generation Consultant (1999), and later combined Chinese and Thai actors on Bar Paradise, which was aimed at the Thai market. He also produced the Herman Yau Lai-to directed The First 7th Night. His own directorial debut was I Love Wing Chun (2011), a co-production that nevertheless displayed rich local flavor. Filmed on location in Malaysia, the movie featured actors from Hong Kong, Mainland China and Malaysia, including diving champion Tian Liang, Yuen Wah, Yuen Qiu and Nat Chan.

Year Chinese name English name Directors
2011 《笑詠春》
I Love Wing Chun
1999 《一代梟雄一曹操》
Generation Pendragon WU Ma
1999 《諸葛孔明》
Generation Consultant WU Ma