|Scud (Danny Cheng Wan-Cheung)|
|Chinese name||雲翔 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||云翔 (simplified)|
March 20, 1967 |
|Alma mater||Open University of Hong Kong|
Scud (born 1967, Guangzhou), is the working name of mainland China-born and raised Hong Kong Chinese film producer, screenwriter and now film director, Danny Cheng Wan-Cheung (云翔). He says that he chose the name 'Scud' to match his Chinese name, which translates in English as 'Scudding Clouds'. He was born in Guangzhou (Canton) in mainland China on March 20, 1967, during the country's Cultural Revolution. His films explore themes usually deemed too controversial for Hong Kong cinema, including same-sex relationships and drug-taking, and include many nude scenes of Chinese young men, whose pubic hair and genitalia are fully exposed on camera. His film-making style eschews cynicism or gritty realism, and embraces an acceptance of the life choices made by his characters, rather than a search for 'solutions'.
Life and career
Scud was raised by his grandmother before he moved to Hong Kong at the age of 13. After a 20-year career in IT, working for multi-national companies, he founded a publicly listed company, and acquired a bachelor's degree through part-time study with the Open University of Hong Kong. He then moved to Australia in 2001, for permanent residence. In 2005, he returned to Hong Kong to start his own film production company, Artwalker. He wrote and produced City Without Baseball (2008), then became a film director for Permanent Residence (2009), which he claimed to be a semi-autobiographical account of his own life, with many scenes and locations providing a faithful account of it, followed by Amphetamine (2010). His fourth is Love Actually... Sucks! (2011), and the fifth, Voyage (2013), which is the first of his stories to be filmed almost entirely in English. The sixth, which has now been completed, and awaits release, is called Utopians, whilst the seventh, Naked Nation, is in production.
- City Without Baseball (无野之城, 2008)
- Permanent Residence (永久居留, 2009)
- Amphetamine (安非他命, 2010)
- Love Actually... Sucks! (愛很爛, 2011)
- Voyage (遊, 2013)
- Utopians (同流合烏, 2015)
- Naked Nation
City Without Baseball
- 2008 Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards – Film of Merit Award
- 2008 Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards – Winner in Top 7 Suggested Films
- 2008 Taiwan Film Critics Society Awards – Winner in Top 10 Best Chinese Films
- 2010 Teddy Award Nomination at the Berlin International Film Festival of 2010.
Other Chinese LGBT film directors
- Open Auditions for Artwalker's new films - 'Open Auditions' notice. Publisher: http://shop.artwalker.org Retrieved: 23 October 2014.
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