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Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild - Directors - Tat Chi YAU
游達志 | YAU Tat Chi

Nowadays much of a director’s work is dealing with personal relationships. This sounds ridiculous, but often a director’s job is dealing with the insecurities and emotional fragility of his cast and crew. He has to work hard in bringing team members’ emotions to a boiling point at the right moment. You can say that everyone is busy working on the set, but the set that you see is often one in which not everyone is truly invested in the production. I respect actor and their performance on the set, and I hope everyone does too.


Patrick Yau Tat-chi was born in Hong Kong in 1964. He started working for TVB as an assistant in the news department in 1985, but transferred to the drama department in 1987 to work as a production assistant and rose to the position of director in 1990. Between 1991 and 1996, Yau directed various TV series and tele-features for the Malaysian broadcaster RTM as well as Hong Kong’s Cable TV.

Yau joined the film industry in 1996 to work as executive director on Johnnie To’s Lifeline (1997). The next year, he made his directorial debut with The Odd One Dies (1997). In 1998 he came out with two films, Expect The Unexpected (1998) and The Longest Nite (1998), the former won the Best Screenplay at the 5th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards, while the latter received Best Screenplay at the 8th Hong Kong Film Awards. Both were selected as recommended works by the Hong Kong Film Critics Society. After directing The Losers’ Club in 2001, Yau returned to television as director, working in various locations including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Mainland China.

Year Chinese name English name Directors
2001 《廢柴同盟》
The Losers' Club
1998 《非常突然》
Expect The Unexpected
1998 《暗花》
The Longest Nite
1997 《兩個只能活一個》
The Odd One Dies