Wong Chi was born in 1952 and raised in Hong Kong. While still in secondary school, he started writing reviews in Chinese Student Weekly in 1967, later expanding to other newspapers and magazines. After studying for four years at the Communication Department of Baptist College (now Baptist University), he quit college and entered Shaw Brothers to work continuity. He moved to RTHK in 1976 as writer, penning scripts for such renowned series as Under the Lion Rock, including the award-winning episodes Ode to Un Chau Chai (1977) and Wild Child (1977), both directed by future New Wave stalwart Allen Fong.
Wong left television for film in 1981, directing his debut Krazy Kops (1981), which generated a less-than-satisfactory gross of over HK$1 million. His sophomore effort My Beloved (1982), with over a take of HK$2 million, did better but was still not considered a hit. He thus decided to return to scriptwriting, penning for films such as Sketch (1982), Happy Bigamist (1987) and Powerful Four (1992). He later made another directorial effort, co-directing Girls Without Tomorrow (1992) with David Lam Tak-luk.
He had also made occasional appearances in front of the camera, in Kiss Me Goodbye (1986) and No Regret (1987), for example.
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||Girls Without Tomorrow||LAM David|