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|
||My Sassy Hubby|
||Fortune King is Coming to Town !|
||Short of Love|
||Crazy n' the City|
||Driving Miss Wealthy|
||My Wife is 18|
||Every Dog Has His Date|
||Clean My Name, Mr. Coroner !|
||My Loving Trouble 7|
||Your Place or Mine ?|
||The Wedding Days|