Experts :

SHU Kei
(Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Distributor, and Dean of Film & TV at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts)


SHU Kei began writing scripts for television when he was still studying in the University of Hong Kong. Among the directors he worked with during this period were Ann HUI, Partrick TAM, YIM Ho, Allen FONG and TSUI Hark. He entered Golden Harvest Film Co. after graduation as scriptwriter and assistant director. In 1980, he wrote the script for John WOO's "To Hell with the Devil". In 1981, he made his directorial debut, "Sealed with a Kiss". Since then, he has directed seven drama features, including "Hu-Du-Men" (1996) and "A Queer Story" (1997), "Coffee or Tea" (2008) and a documentary, "Sunless Days" (1990). He was also a distributor specializing in art-house films. He had distributed over 200 titles in a span of 15 years. In 1997, he opened the first film bookshop, P.O.V., in Asia. He also edited and published several anthologies of yearly film reviews for the Hong Kong Film Critics Society, two books on the Hong Kong Cinema in the Fifties and Sixties for the Hong Kong International Film Festival and is the author of two novels. He taught in University of Hong Kong and was the Artist-in-Residence of Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1999. He is now Dean of School of Film and Television of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.