During my childhood, my father liked to take me into movie theaters… My impression is that I had seen horror films, war movies, comedies… etc, leaving many different images in my mind.
Seven years after entering the industry, I finally had a chance to direct… I was at once happy and nervous, feeling the heavy pressure. I had wanted to put what I had learned into my first film, but the results were often undesirable. That was of course a good experience. With more experience now, I am more confident and have more ideas in directing, with better skills to communicate and deal with the different departments, better ideas of how to direct actors and how to turn words into images. Film is always evolving and I’m always driven by a desire to learn every day.
Without noticing it, I had been in the industry for over 20 years. If I had not been in film, I probably will work in promoting and caring for animals. This would be a job I would love.
Born in Hong Kong, Roddy Wong Yat-ping graduated in 1983 from the Diploma program in Film of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 1988, he served as producer and production manager on the low-budget independent film Reunion (1988), directed by Kwen Park-huen. He was production manager and assistant director on Lawrence Lau (Lawrence Ah Mon)’s Queen of Temple Street (1990).
In 1995, Wong made his debut as director, making The Meaning of Life, followed by three other films, all made in the mid and late 1990s.
In the film business for over 20 years, Wong had worked on over 50 films, having experienced the industry at its most glorious and also the recent difficulties.
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||Mysterious Story I : Please Come Back|
||Mysterious Story II : No Vacancy|
||Tales From The Wind|
||The Meaning of Life|