Filmmaking incorporates the many different talents of the whole production team. The fact that a director is the leader and decision maker — determining the final sounds and images of the film — points to its personal nature. Yet filmmaking is also a collaborative art form that demands the director to effectively lead, motivate and provide constructive criticism to every department so everyone can contribute their very best. When the work is done, chances are the film will pleasantly surprise us in some ways but with blemishes and flaws in other areas. Film is like life, a mix bag of happiness and woes. The most important thing is to look forward to the challenges of the next film.
Law Sau-yiu was born in Hong Kong in 1963. Graduated with a degree in communications, the Loyola Marymount University alumni is the former chairman of Milkyway Image, chairman of the board of Point of View Movie Production and the executive manager of Yu Tai Hing Company. He was the producer of Johnnie To’s Election (2005) and Election 2 (2006) — both selected to the Main Competition at the Cannes Film Festival in their respective year. Law is also responsible for presenting Triangle (2007), a collaboration between directors Tsui Hark, Ringo Lam and To.
Since making his directorial debut with The Unusual Youth in 2005, Law had written and directed nine films, with a majority of them shot by cinematographer Herman Yau. From 2011 to 2013, he served as committee member of the Hong Kong Motion Picture Industry Association.
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||A Very Short Life|
||The Unusual Youth|