Julia Chu Kar Yee
Julia has had long experience in film industry. She first joined the Hong Kong Film Culture Centre in 1978 managing administrative and promotional work for the Center. Then, she was attracted to the Hong Kong film industry in 1980, took the chance to ride on the new wave (so-called La Nouvelle Vague) of Hong Kong movies.
After working for Radio Television Hong Kong and the Program Department of ICAC, Julia was put in charge of production for many prominent production companies, including D&B Films, Bo Ho Films, Film Workshop, Go East Entertainment, Mythical Films and Emperor Motion Pictures. Upon setting up her own company to pursue film production, Julia is also focusing in film financing and synergic all resources cross countries in order to produce quality films appealing to mass audiences. In 2014, she signed up with Philip Yung as Director, and successfully did financing the production of "Port Of Call" that finally brought to Hong Kong audience a both artistic and market valuable movie. The said movie has won more than 30 awards worldwide. Julia was honoured the best film producer at the 2nd Guangdong Performing Arts Awards held in early 2017.
Her involvement in some blockbuster film works:
《As The Light Goes Out》《Two Thumbs Up》《An Autumn's Tale》《A Moment Of Romance》《Once Upon A Time In China》《The Legend Of Fong Sai-Yuk》
- Industry Consultant for Hong Kong Film Development Fund of HKSAR Television & Entertainment Licensing Authority (2007~2009/2009~2011/2011~2013/2013~2015)
- APN (Asia-Pacific Producers Network) Hong Kong member
- Columnist for 'Hong Kong Movie' magazine (HK & Mainland)
- Guest lecturer at 'Professional Program in Film' hosted by 'Federation of Hong Kong Filmmakers', Speaker for 'Create HK' Workshop, Lecturer for Emperor Entertainment Training School
Having returned from Edmonton of Canada, Kingman entered the local film industry in his early age. He has ample experience in movie production and has countless big-grossing, critically acclaimed credits to his name as a producer.
Kingman has been co-operated with many well-known TV & film studios including Yorkshire Television, Film Workshop, D&B Films, Chinese Entertainment, Media Asia and Emperor Motion Pictures.
He greatly benefited by working with world-renowned directors such as Wong Ka Wai, Ching Siu Tung, Cory Yuen Woo-ping, Jeff Lau and Tsui Hark in the past twenty years. Kingman has been extremely active in production with foreign producers and support Hong Kong new directors in recent years.
He produced Freddie Wong's The Drunkard and Julian Lee's Night Corridor. Both films had been invited to present in many international film festivals and received well attention.
Philip Yung first entered the film and television production industry in 1998, and was the film writer and critics. His debut of writing and directing for 《Glamorous Youth》in 2009 had been invited to participate in a number of international film festivals, including the "Munich International Film Festival" and "Rome Asian Film Festival." In 2011, Philip won the "Hong Kong Asia Film Investment Association HAF Award (Hong Kong)" with the script "Port Of Call".
Apart from directing, Philip keens on movie script writing too. In 2013, his two representative movie script works were 《Rigor Mortis》(directed by Juno Mak) and 《As The Light Goes Out》(directed by Kwok Tze Kin). In the same year, he wrote and directed the movie 《May We Chat》was selected for screening in the "10th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival", "Udinese Film Festival in Italy" and "The 13th New York Asian Film Festival".
Philip self-directed his script "Port Of Call" in 2014 has been receiving more than 30 awards globally till now. The awards he personally gained included:
- Screenplay Award - 2011 Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF)
- Best Screenplay - 35th Hong Kong Film Awards (2016)
- Recommended Screenplay Award - Hong Kong Screenwriters' Guild
- Best Director - 1st Berlin - Chinese Film Festival
In addition, Philip was acknowledged for "Artist Of The Year" in 2015 by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and the Best Director Award at the 2nd Guangdong Performing Arts Awards held in early 2017, to recognize his efforts and outstanding achievements in film.