Herman Yau

Hong Kong Actor Herman Yau

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Herman Yau Lai-To (Chinese: 邱禮濤), born 1961 in Hong Kong is a film director, actor, cinematographer, scriptwriter and film producer.

A Chiuchow by origin, Yau studied film at The Department of Communications, Hong Kong Baptist College from 1981 to 1984 where he spent much of his early days hanging out with music lovers and making independent films.

Upon leaving school, Yau devoted most of his time working in the film industry, and writing for a number of magazine and newspapers as a columnist and freelance writer. Yau has also participated in a number of productions including music videos for Chang Kuan, Jie Cheng-jiang, Anthony Wong, Jacky Cheung, Andy Hui and the American jazz player Eric Marienthal. He has also produced TV commercials and promos for the Hong Kong Film Awards.

From 1997 to 1998, Yau participated in the filming of a TV series produced by Radio Television Hong Kong. In 2003, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Independent Committee Against Corruption, the ICAC produced a television drama series and invited Yau to direct one of the episodes.

Yau is also one of the founders of the cultural newspaper, Chinese Youth Weekly, and two movie magazines (these three periodicals have stopped releasing). Yau has also published two books of his own.

Yau has produced and directed over 70 movies, which include The Untold Story, The Untold Story III, War of the Underworld, Walk In, Ebola Syndrome, Master Q 2001, From the Queen to the Chief Executive and the Troublesome Night series.

Yau’s films have also been shown in the Hong Kong International Film Festival and film festivals in Europe and the United States. The Untold Story and Ebola Syndrome were praised as “cult classics” (Yau himself considers Ebola Syndrome as his most achieved work). From the Queen to the Chief Executive was awarded the Golden Torch Award by the International Catholic Organization for Cinema and Audiovisual.

In 1997, together with a group of people coming from different fields who share the same belief in writing and the power of words, Herman founded Step Forward which specializes in publication.

In 1999, Hong Kong Polytechnic University invited Herman as their first “Artist-in-Residence”. For seven years, from 1996 to 2002, the Hong Kong Art Centre invited Herman to be a member of the jury for the “Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards”. In 2002 and 2003, Herman was invited as a consultant for the “Master Degree Programme in Multimedia and Entertainment Technology” and Art Consultant for the Hong Kong Art Development Board. —Wikipédia

Birth Date
Age 58
Born
Hong Kong, China
Occuption
  • Directing
  • Writing
  • Acting
Film Industry

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Filmography

Year Movie Country Role Credit Ratings
2019 The White Storm 2: Drug Lords China, Hong Kong Director 0.00
2018 The Leakers Hong Kong Director 0.00
2017 Shock Wave China, Hong Kong Director, Writer 0.00
2017 77 Heartbreaks Hong Kong Director 0.00
2017 Always Be with You Hong Kong Director, Writer 0.00
2017 The Sleep Curse Hong Kong Director 0.00
2016 The Mobfathers Hong Kong Director 0.00
2016 Nessun Dorma Hong Kong Director 0.00
2015 An Inspector Calls Hong Kong Director 0.00
2014 Sara Hong Kong Director 0.00
2014 The Second Coming Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore Director 0.00
2014 Kung Fu Angels China, Hong Kong Director 0.00
2013 Ip Man: The Final Fight Hong Kong, China Director 0.00
2012 Love Lifting Director 0.00
2012 Nightmare China, Hong Kong Writer, Director 0.00
2011 The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake China Director 0.00
2011 Turning Point 2 Hong Kong Director 0.00
2010 All's Well Ends Well 2010 Hong Kong Director 0.00
2010 The Legend Is Born: Ip Man Hong Kong Director 0.00
2009 Turning Point Hong Kong Director 0.00
2009 The First 7th Night Writer, Director 0.00
2009 Rebellion Hong Kong Director, Writer 0.00
2009 Split Second Murders Director 0.00
2008 Chaos China Director 0.00
2008 True Women for Sale Director 0.00
2007 Whispers and Moans Hong Kong Director 0.00
2007 A Mob Story Director 0.00
2007 Gong Tau Hong Kong Director, Writer 0.00
2006 Cocktail Hong Kong Director 0.00
2006 On the Edge Hong Kong Director, Writer 0.00
2006 Lethal Ninja Director, Writer 0.00
2004 Papa Loves You Hong Kong Director, Writer 0.00
2004 Herbal Tea Hong Kong Director, Writer 0.00
2004 Dating Death Director 0.00
2004 Astonishing Hong Kong Director, Writer 0.00
2002 Happy Family Hong Kong Actor, Director, Writer 0.00
2002 Shark Busters Hong Kong Director 0.00
2001 Killing End Director 0.00
2001 Old Master Q 2001 Hong Kong Director, Writer 0.00
2001 From the Queen to the Chief Executive Actor, Director 0.00
2001 Nightmares in Precinct 7 Hong Kong Director, Writer 0.00
1999 Troublesome Night 6 Director 0.00
1999 The Masked Prosecutor Director 0.00
1999 The Untold Story III Director 0.00
1998 Troublesome Night 3 Hong Kong Director 0.00
1998 Troublesome Night 4 Hong Kong Director 0.00
1997 Troublesome Night 2 Hong Kong Director 0.00
1997 Walk In Director 0.00
1997 Troublesome Night Hong Kong Director 0.00
1996 Best of the Best Hong Kong Yuen Nam Sam Actor 0.00
1996 War of the Underworld Hong Kong Director 0.00
1996 Ebola Syndrome Hong Kong Director 0.00
1996 All of a Sudden Hong Kong Director 0.00
1995 City Cop Hong Kong Director 0.00
1995 Highway Man Director 0.00
1995 New Tenant Hong Kong Actor 0.00
1994 Cop Image Hong Kong Director 0.00
1994 Don't Shoot Me, I'm Just a Violinist! Hong Kong Director 0.00
1993 Taxi Hunter Hong Kong Director, Writer 0.00
1992 Best of the Best Hong Kong Director, Writer 0.00
1991 Don't Fool Me Hong Kong Director 0.00
1987 No Regret Hong Kong Director 0.00
0 Fearless Match Director 0.00