As a director who had made only one feature film, I’m not qualified to talk about insights. I’ll therefore be brief. It’s like after having a one-night stand, you want more, but you either fall in love or become a stalker.
Chris Chow Chun was born in China and grew up in Hong Kong, then studied in the U.S., graduating from the University of Southern California in 1998 with a Master’s degree in Film and Television Production. He made nine shorts while in school, two of them, Monologues and Burning Woman, winning prizes at Hong Kong’s IFVA.
Returning to Hong Kong to the film industry, Chow served as editor for Slow Fade (1999), an independent feature that was shown at the Berlin International Film Festival. In 2001, his short film After (2001) won a prize with the Mythical Films Creative Development Fund. Since then, Chow had written scripts for Chinese and American films, including Ronny Yu’s Fearless (2006) and Chris Nahon’s Blood: The Last Vampire (2009).
Chow directed his first film in 2010, the English language film Strawberry Cliff, which he also wrote. The film was shown at Pusan International Film Festival and the Asian American International Film Festival of New York.
Continuing as a scriptwriter, Chow had penned the screenplays of My Lucky Star (2013), John Woo’s impending Flying Tigers and an adaptation of Japanese author Arimasa Osawa’s Shinjuku Shark: The Poison Ape.
In addition to film, Chow also worked in theater, having written several plays, and was involved with the non-profit group Cure Autism Now, donating his service to the documentary Dimension Mix: Prologue.
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