Dennis Law

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Dennis Law
Dennis Law Sau-yiu

(1963-02-19) February 19, 1963 (age 59)
Occupation(s)Film director, film producer, screenwriter, presenter, actor
ChildrenYoyo Law
Hong Kong Film Awards Best Film
2006 Election

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 羅守耀
Simplified Chinese 罗守耀

Dennis Law Sau-yiu (born 19 February 1963) is a Hong Kong film producer, screenwriter, actor, director and presenter. He is the former chairman and executive director of Milkyway Image, and a founder of its subsidiary company Point of View Movie Production Co. Ltd. Films directed by Law include teen comedies such as The Unusual Youth and Love @ First Note , and martial arts action films that include Fatal Contact and Fatal Move .


Early life

Law studied filmmaking at university in Los Angeles. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Loyola Marymount University. [1]


On his return to Hong Kong, rather than pursue his career in film, Law decided to go into real estate. He later befriended Charles Heung, who advised him to learn from veteran filmmakers such as Herman Yau. [2] In 2003, Law befriended prolific filmmaker Johnnie To and became his financial partner at Milkyway Image, serving as a chairman and executive director. Law had many opportunities to travel to the world's film markets and festivals, meet film industry personnel from different parts of the globe, find out their views of Hong Kong cinema, as well as seeing To on set as a director. Apart from filmmaking, Law is currently a managing director of the Yu Tai Hing Company Ltd., which is a well-established private property investment and development group in Hong Kong. [3] [4]

Point of View Movie Production Co. Ltd.
Type Production company
IndustryFilm production
FounderDennis Law
Hong Kong
Key people
Dennis Law
Herman Yau
Parent Brilliant Arts

Point of View Movie Production Co. Ltd.

Apart from producing Election with To in 2005, along with its 2006 sequel, Law formed his own production company, Point of View Movie Production Co. Ltd. (影視點制作有限公司), a subsidiary of Milkyway Image. [5] Point of View was one of two companies established by Law after Milkyway Image split from its parent company, Brilliant Arts. Since its establishment, Point of View has notably been a frequent production partner for Charles Heung's company China Star Entertainment Group, producing films in which Law has served as a producer and director.


Law made his directorial debut with the 2005 teen comedy-drama The Unusual Youth . [2] Law's next two films saw the director collaborating with entertainers managed by Gold Label Records. He wrote, produced and directed the teen comedy, Love @ First Note , which starred Justin Lo, Kary Ng, Stephy Tang and Miki Yeung. He later made the martial arts romance film Fatal Contact , hoping to establish his lead actor Wu Jing as a martial arts icon. [6] His next film was the 2008 film Fatal Move , which was originally his idea for a sequel to SPL: Sha Po Lang . The film featured an ensemble cast that included SPL stars Sammo Hung, Wu Jing and Simon Yam, and marked the return of veteran Hong Kong actor Danny Lee who once again plays a just policeman in the film. Of the casting, Law wanted to cast a series of familiar Hong Kong actors as the film was aimed at a foreign market.

Upon its release, Fatal Move was awarded a Category III rating in Hong Kong for its extreme violence. His next film was A Very Short Life , a film about child abuse and molestation. The film was also awarded with a Category III rating for its subject matter.


Law uses the same production crew for all of his films as well as having an ensemble cast of popular Chinese actors. Law also uses computer-generated imagery to create blood, as seen in films such as A Very Short Life and Fatal Move.

Recurring actors

Actor The Unusual Youth (2005) Love @ First Note (2006) Fatal Contact (2006) Fatal Move (2007) A Very Short Life (2009) Bad Blood (2010) Womb Ghosts (2010)
Lam Suet Black x.svgBlack x.svgBlack x.svgBlack x.svgBlack x.svgBlack x.svg
Simon Yam Black x.svgBlack x.svgBlack x.svg
Wu Jing Black x.svgBlack x.svg
Maggie Siu Black x.svgBlack x.svgBlack x.svg
Hui Shiu-Hung Black x.svgBlack x.svgBlack x.svg
Cheung Siu-Fai Black x.svgBlack x.svgBlack x.svgBlack x.svgBlack x.svg
Miki Yeung Black x.svgBlack x.svg
Theresa Fu Black x.svgBlack x.svg
Tien NiuBlack x.svgBlack x.svg
Ken Lo Black x.svgBlack x.svgBlack x.svg
Pinky CheungBlack x.svgBlack x.svgBlack x.svg
Marco LokBlack x.svgBlack x.svg
Johnny LuBlack x.svgBlack x.svgBlack x.svg
Wong Tin-Lam Black x.svgBlack x.svg
Lai Lok Yi Black x.svgBlack x.svg


YearFilmChinese titleRoleNotes
2005 Election 黑社會Producer and presenter
The Unusual Youth 非常青春期Writer, producer, director and presenter
2006 Election 2 黑社會以和為貴Producer and executive producerAlso known as Triad Election
Love @ First Note 戀愛初歌Writer, producer, director and presenter
Fatal Contact 黑拳Writer, producer, director and executive producer
The Shopaholics 最愛女人購物狂"Property developer"Cameo appearance
2007 Gong Tau 降頭Producer and executive producerAlso known as
Gong Tau: An Oriental Black Magic
Triangle 鐵三角Executive producer
2008 Fatal Move 奪帥Writer, producer, director and executive producer
2009 A Very Short Life 短暫的生命Writer, producer, director and executive producer
2010 Bad Blood 滅門Writer, producer, director
Womb Ghosts 惡胎Director
Vampire Warriors 殭屍新戰士Director
2013 The Constable 衝鋒戰警Director

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