Mr. Tsui Hark
Original name Tsui Man-kwong, Tsui Hark is a prolific film director that is renowned for bringing in new and challenging elements into Chinese movies. Born in Vietnam, Tsui movied to Hong Kong in 1966 and pursued his studies in the US after 1969 and took up film studies. He returned to Hong Kong in 1977 and joined Television Broadcast (HK) Limited as director and writer. After a spell with Commercial Television, he made his way to the big screen and earned his fame with "The Butterfly Murders" (1979), considered one of the most outstanding works of the Hong Kong New Wave with its stunning visual effects and unique style. His 1983 production "Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain" (1983) was a costumed sci-fi martial arts movie made on a large canvas. The film, with its cutting edge filming techniques and special effects, turned out to be the breeding ground for local special effect talents. In 1984, he founded Film Workshop Limited and directed "Shanghai Blues" (1984), "Peking Opera Blues" (1986), "Once Upon a Time in China" (1991), and produced John Woo's "A Better Tomorrow" (1986) and Ching Siu-tung's "A Chinese Ghost Story" (1987), “A Chinese Ghost Story : The Tsui Hark Animation” (1997). Tsui went to Hollywood in 1997 and made "Double Team" (1997) and "Knockout" (1998) there. On his return to Hong Kong, he continued to direct films such as "Time and Tide" (2000), "Master Q 2001" and "The Legend of Zu" (2001). In recent years, he left Hong Kong to make films in Beijing, and continued to explore 3D filming technology in large scale productions like “The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate” (2011), “Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon” (2013) and “The Taking of Tiger Mountain 3D” (2015).