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Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild - Directors - Sai Sang James YUEN
阮世生 | YUEN Sai Sang James

Filming, much like life, is a dream,

Happiness is found seeking dreams within a dream.


James Yuen Sai-sang, born in 1964 in Hong Kong, obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Chinese Department of the University of Hong Kong. While still an undergraduate, he was already employed at TVB as a scriptwriter writing for series such as The Clones, Rainbow Round My Shoulder and Police Cadet. After graduating in 1986, he worked for Golden Way Films as a scriptwriter and took part in the writing of Rouge (1987) and Project A II (1987). Between 1987 and 1989, Yuen worked at TVB as Assistant Program Planner and scriptwriter. During this time, he participated in the docu-drama series Moon Over Hong Kong, There’s Always Tomorrow and AIDS. Between 1995 and 1998, he was a shareholder of UFO - United Filmmakers Organization.

Yuen has written scripts for over 50 feature films. He was nominated for Best Scriptwriter at the Hong Kong Film Awards for 10 times: Tom, Dick & Hairy (1993), Always on My Mind (1993), Twenty Something (1994), He’s a Woman, She’s a Man (1994), Lost in Time (2003), Crazy n’ the City (2005), Perhaps, Love (2005), My Name is Fame (2006), The Warlords (2007) and Bodyguards and Assassins (2009).

He made his directorial debut in 1997 with The Wedding Days (1997) and had been directing on a steady clip since. His latest film as a writer and director was My Sassy Hubby (2012).

Year Chinese name English name Directors
2012 《我老婆唔夠秤2 我老公唔生性》
My Sassy Hubby
2010 《財神到》
Fortune King is Coming to Town !
2009 《矮仔多情》
Short of Love
2006 《天行者》
Heavenly Mission
2005 《神經俠侶》
Crazy n' the City
2004 《絕世好賓》
Driving Miss Wealthy
2002 《我老婆唔夠秤》
My Wife is 18
2001 《完美情人》
Every Dog Has His Date
2000 《救薑刑警》
Clean My Name, Mr. Coroner !
1999 《驚天動地》
Red Rain
1999 《我愛777》
My Loving Trouble 7
1998 《烈火青春》
Rumble Ages
1998 《每天愛你8 小時》
Your Place or Mine ?
1997 《完全結婚手冊》
The Wedding Days