Patrick Yau

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Patrick Yau
Born (1964-11-13) November 13, 1964 (age 58)
Occupation(s) film director, and assistant director
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 游達志
Simplified Chinese 游达志

Patrick Yau Tat-Chi is a Hong Kong film director and assistant director best known for making independent films for Milkyway Image, the production company owned by Johnnie To and Wai Ka-Fai.



Yau joined TVB when he was 21 and became Johnnie To's assistant director two years later. He became a television producer for TVB in 1991, but left in 1994 to work for To, as an associate director for his fire-fighting film Lifeline . In 1997, Yau made his directorial debut with his first film, The Odd One Dies and continued to direct films produced by Milkyway Image, such as The Longest Nite and Expect the Unexpected . Yau has now returned to his roots, directing television serials for TVB. [1]


YearFilmChinese titleRoleNotes
1988Set Me Free!我要逃亡Assistant director
1989The Iron Butterfly特警90Assistant director
1990The Iron Butterfly II特警90 II 之亡命天涯Actor
1997The Odd One Dies兩個只能活一個Director
Lifeline十萬火急Assistant director
1998 The Longest Nite 暗花Director
Actor: Police Officer
Expect the Unexpected 非常突然Director
1999Where a Good Man Goes再見阿郎Assistant director
2001The Loser's Club廢柴同盟DirectorAlso known as The Losers' Club
2008Kung Fu Chef功夫廚神Director

Awards and nominations

Hong Kong Film Awards
1999 The Longest Nite NominatedBest Director

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