Allen Yuen Kam-lun graduated from Baptist College (now Baptist University), studying film. He entered film in the 1980s, working as assistant director, with such directors as Lau Hung-chuen and Franklin Wong Wah-kay. He later moved on to different positions in the industry, like serving as producer on A Chinese Ghost Story II (1990) and executive producer on Mermaid Got Married (1994). He had also worked as manager at Tsui Hark’s Cinefex Workshop.
Yuen began his directorial tenure in the mid-1990s, starting with the basketball flick Let’s Go Slam Dunk (1994), starring Ekin Cheng and David Wu. His sophomore effort, the television film Touches of Love (1994), was released in the same year. He also ventured into scriptwriting, penning director Benny Chan’s Heroic Duo (2003), New Police Story (2004), Rob-B-Hood (2006) and Connected (2008). Among those, Yuen’s solo effort New Police Story won the Best Actor prize at the Golden Rooster Awards (for Jackie Chan) in China and Viewers’ Choice honor at the Golden Horse Awards of Taiwan.
Princess D (2002), which Yuen co-directed and co-wrote with Sylvia Chang, won Best Actor prizes (for Anthony Wong) at the Golden Horse Awards and the Golden Deer Awards of China. Ever active, he had also directed many commercials. His latest turn as helmer was the police thriller Firestorm (2013), which he also wrote and which starred Andy Lau, Yao Chen and Lam Katung.
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||Princess D||CHANG Ai Chia Sylvia|
||Let's Go Slam Dunk|
||Touches of Love|