Hong Kong Women Filmmakers

Cheuk, Wan-chi Vincci

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 Cheuk, Wan-chi Vincci – Critical Biography  Top

Vincci Cheuk

Vincci Cheuk

Vincci Cheuk got her start in the entertainment industry as a radio personality. She began work as a part-time DJ at Commercial Radio Hong Kong (CRHK) at the age of thirteen, becoming the youngest person ever to hold the position of a radio presenter in Hong Kong. Adopting the nom de plume of Gee See Goo Bi (芝See菇Bi), Cheuk began hosting radio programmes full-time after graduating from St. Francis’ Canossian College. Cheuk quickly became a well-known radio personality as well as a popular columnist, whose work for numerous publications was often anthologized and turned into best-sellers.

The success of Cheuk’s radio shows and her popular writing quickly led to work in other media. One of her first screenwriter credits was for Lawrence Wong’s Cross-Harbour Tunnel (1999), an energetic indie film comprised of four intersecting stories that screened at the Forum section of the Berlin Film Festival. Her screenplay for the youth romance Merry-Go-Round (2001) was lauded for its local flavor and won the Best Screenplay award from the Hong Kong Film Critics Society. Cheuk collaborated with Sylvia Chang on the script for Chang’s generational women’s picture, 20 30 40 (2004), a film about three women respectively in their twenties, thirties, and forties. Cheuk also wrote the screenplay for Pang Ho-cheung’s controversial Exodus (2007).

Exodus (2007)

Exodus (2007)

Cheuk’s directorial debut was a segment in the omnibus film Heroes in Love (2001) which dealt with online romance. She has also produced a web film series in collaboration with the photographer Wing Shya entitled 20/30 Dictionary (2004), that is devoted to love and romance amongst young urbanites. Her feature film debut came in 2013 with the film Kick Ass Girls, starring model Chrissie Chau. The film was an unusual tribute to female friendship that took the guise of an exploitation film involving crime and martial-arts fighting. It received mixed reviews upon its release, and Cheuk’s most recent work has been a prominent acting role in Fruit Chan’s cult film, The Midnight After (2014).

Cheuk has acted regularly in Hong Kong films since 1997, with parts in such films as Twelve Nights (2000), Feel 100% (2002), and Super Model (2004). She has also hosted numerous television programs as well as mounting several stand-up comedy shows. In 2009, Cheuk abruptly took leave of Hong Kong’s entertainment industry in order to pursue a Fine Arts degree at Goldsmiths, University of London. However, she chose to return to Hong Kong in 2010 without completing the program.

Temporary Family (2014)

Temporary Family (2014)

Filmography   Top

Feature Films:

Role
Title (English)
Title (Chinese)
Year
Director Temporary Family (Trailer) 失戀急讓 2014
Director Kick Ass Girl (Trailer) 爆3俏嬌娃 2013
Writer Exodus (Trailer) 出埃及記 2007
Writer 20:30:40 (Trailer) 20 30 40 2004
Writer Merry-Go-Round (Trailer) 初戀嗱喳麵 2002
Writer Cross Harbour Tunnel (Trailer) 過海隧道 1999

Shorts:

Role
Title (English)
Title (Chinese)
Year
Director
Writer
Wrong Number (Full movie) 打錯 2011
Director
Writer
One Minute (Full movie) 一分鐘 2011
Director
Writer
Homo Sapiens 2007
Director
Writer
Lost & Found 2007
Co-director with Stephen Fung, Patrick Kong and Nicholas Tse
Writer
Oh, G in Heroes In Love ~ (Trailer) 戀愛起義—不得了 2001

Reviews   Top

Temporary Family (2014) Reviews: 

HK Magazine:
http://hk-magazine.com/movie-review/temporary-family
MovieXclusive:
http://www.moviexclusive.com/detail.php?c=55&desc=T&p=3171&t=temporary-family-20020261022151623621-2014_3171
SCMP:
http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1577557/film-review-temporary-family

Kick Ass Girls (2013) Reviews:

Love HK Film:
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/reviews_2/kick_ass_girls.html
3 Weekly 3週刊 (In Chinese):
http://www.3weekly.com/common_emag/view_content.php?issue_no=736&pub_id=7&top_id=44&art_id=182457
Personal blog of Kazuo (In Chinese):
http://kazuohk.blogspot.hk/2013/11/3kick-ass-girls.html

Heroes in Love (2001) Review:

Love HK Film:
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/reviews/heroes_in_love.htm
Cinespot (In Chinese):
http://www.cinespot.com/hkmreviews/cheroesinlove.html

Interview with Vincci Cheuk: 

HK Magazine:
http://hk-magazine.com/events/article/first-person-cheuk-wan-chi
Time Out Hong Kong:
http://www.timeout.com/london/film/heroes-in-love

Links   Top

Blog of Cheuk, Wan-chi Vincci:
http://cheukwanchi.blogspot.hk/

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