I had liked movies since childhood. When I came to Hong Kong illegally in 1974, my dream was to become a film director and make a film about the Cultural Revolution. Two or three years after my arrival I grasped at a chance to work in the film industry, and remained in the field for over twenty years, during which I had been a grip, continuity person, assistant director, scriptwriter, producer, director and executive producer. One day I felt there was nothing left for me to do, and I departed.
To this day, I am still a faithful filmgoer.
Wan Siu-kuen was born in 1948 in Guangzhou and graduated from the Guangzhou No. 21 Middle School. He participated enthusiastically in the Cultural Revolution and came to Hong Kong in 1974 as an illegal immigrant. He entered the film industry on the recommendation of writer-director Cheung Chin. Wan started out as a camera assistant under cinematographer Fan Chuen-lam, then worked as continuity person, assistant director and scriptwriter under Yeung Kuen. Later Wan collaborated with Leung Lap-yan, serving as assistant director and producer.
Wan made his feature film debut in 1983 with Give Me Back. The same year, he was the production manager on Woman in Love, produced and directed by Liu Chia-chang. In 1992, Wan served as assistant director on Twin Dragons, directed by Ringo Lam and Tsui Hark. The following year he wrote and directed 7 Days in Paris, which was filmed on location in France and produced by Ho Fan and line-produced by Cheung Chin.
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||7 Days in Paris|
||Hong Kong Valentino|
||Give Me Back|