Having the opportunity to pursue a career in film and leave something of myself behind, I have to thank two of my teachers and benefactors. I wish to thank Kent Cheng for leading me towards greater knowledge about the world of films, and for teaching me the right attitude about working in this field. I also thank Andy Chin Wingkeung for giving me the initial opportunity to become a film director.
Thank you both so much!
Wilson Yip Wai-shun was born in Hong Kong in 1964 and graduated from Ng Yuk Secondary School. He joined Cinema City in 1985 and began working as an assistant director. He participated in over 20 feature film productions during that period and obtained a wealth of experience in filmmaking.
He made his directorial debut in 1995 with one part of the omnibus horror comedy 01:00 A.M.. The film was a box office success and established Yip as a key member of the new generation of comedy directors.
The next year, Yip directed Mongkok Story (1996), which became one of the three recommended films and winner of the Best Screenplay Award of the Hong Kong Film Critics Society. His 1999 work Bullets Over Summer also received multiple awards, including one of the recommend films of the Hong Kong Film Critics Society and Best Screenplay, as well as the Special Jury Prize at the Changchun Film Festival. Ip Man (2008) was a hit in both Hong Kong and Mainland China, with box office receipts of HK$20 million and RMB100 million, respectively, as well as garnering the Best Film Award at the 28th HongKong Film Awards. The sequel, Ip Man 2, was an even bigger box office success, with receipts of HK$40 million.
In addition to directing, Yip had also written many scripts and hopes to develop his career in multiple directions.
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||A Chinese Fairy Story|
||Magic to Win|
||Ip Man 2|
||Dragon Tiger Gate|
||Leaving Me, Loving You|
||The White Dragon|
||Dry Wood Fierce Fire|
||The Mummy, Aged 19|
||United We Stand, and Swim||CHOW Hoi Kwong Matt|
||Juliet in Love|
||Bullets over Summer|