Jeff Lau is one of the most successful directors in Hong Kong. He is best known for writing, directing and producing Hong Kong style comedy.
He had studied graphic design in the U.K., then returned to Hong Kong and worked in advertising. He co-founded the film companies Century Films and Wu Zhou Century Films with director Dennis Yu in 1980, and the duo produced various classics during the New Wave Cinema era.
With the support of actor-producer Alan Tang, Lau got his directorial debut with The Haunted Cop Shop, which showcased his distinctive style in supernatural comedies. The genre, along with its vampire and horror counterparts, soon became prominent in Hong Kong Cinema.
The renowned producer Wu Szu-yuan recognized Lau’s talents and invited him to develop All For The Winner with Corey Yuen in 1990. The film became one of the top-grossing films in Hong Kong Cinema and sent its leading man Stephen Chow on his way to stardom.
In 1992, under his pseudonym… read more