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Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild - Directors - Wai Shun Wilson YIP
葉偉信 | YIP Wai Shun Wilson

Having the opportunity to pursue a career in film and leave something of myself behind, I have to thank two of my teachers and benefactors. I wish to thank Kent Cheng for leading me towards greater knowledge about the world of films, and for teaching me the right attitude about working in this field. I also thank Andy Chin Wingkeung for giving me the initial opportunity to become a film director.

Thank you both so much!


Wilson Yip Wai-shun was born in Hong Kong in 1964 and graduated from Ng Yuk Secondary School. He joined Cinema City in 1985 and began working as an assistant director. He participated in over 20 feature film productions during that period and obtained a wealth of experience in filmmaking.

He made his directorial debut in 1995 with one part of the omnibus horror comedy 01:00 A.M.. The film was a box office success and established Yip as a key member of the new generation of comedy directors.

The next year, Yip directed Mongkok Story (1996), which became one of the three recommended films and winner of the Best Screenplay Award of the Hong Kong Film Critics Society. His 1999 work Bullets Over Summer also received multiple awards, including one of the recommend films of the Hong Kong Film Critics Society and Best Screenplay, as well as the Special Jury Prize at the Changchun Film Festival. Ip Man (2008) was a hit in both Hong Kong and Mainland China, with box office receipts of HK$20 million and RMB100 million, respectively, as well as garnering the Best Film Award at the 28th HongKong Film Awards. The sequel, Ip Man 2, was an even bigger box office success, with receipts of HK$40 million.

In addition to directing, Yip had also written many scripts and hopes to develop his career in multiple directions.

Year Chinese name English name Directors
2011 《聊齋之倩女幽魂》
A Chinese Fairy Story
2011 《開心魔法》
Magic to Win
2010 《葉問2》
Ip Man 2
2008 《葉問》
Ip Man
2007 《導火綫》
Flash Point
2006 《龍虎門》
Dragon Tiger Gate
2005 《殺破狼》
2004 《大城小事》
Leaving Me, Loving You
2004 《小白龍情海翻波》
The White Dragon
2002 《乾柴烈火》
Dry Wood Fierce Fire
2002 《五個嚇鬼的少年》
The Mummy, Aged 19
2001 《2002》
2001 《4x100 水著份子》
United We Stand, and Swim CHOW Hoi Kwong Matt
2000 《朱麗葉與梁山伯》
Juliet in Love
2000 《神偷次世代》
Skyline Cruisers
1999 《爆裂刑警》
Bullets over Summer
1998 《生化壽屍》
Bio Zombie
1997 《迴轉壽屍》
Midnight Zone
1997 《誤人子弟》
Teaching Sucks!
1996 《旺角風雲》
Mongkok Story
1995 《夜半一點鐘》
01:00 A.M.
1995 《迷姦犯》
Daze Raper