Wai Ka-fai

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wei.
Wai Ka-Fai
Chinese name 韋家輝 (traditional)
Chinese name 韦家辉 (simplified)
Pinyin wei2 jiā1 huī4 (Mandarin)
Jyutping wai4 ga1 fai1 (Cantonese)
Origin Hong Kong
Born 1962 (age 54–55)
Hong Kong
Other name(s) Wei Jiahui
Occupation Director, producer

Wai Ka-Fai is a Hong Kong screenwriter, producer, film director, and former TV screenwriter and producer.

Wai is best known for his frequent collaborations with Johnnie To, another former TV turned film director and producer. In 1996, they formed Milkyway Image, which is now one of the most successful independent film studios in Hong Kong. The films that the two have made together as directors and producers include Needing You..., Fat Choi Spirit, Love on a Diet, Help!!!, Love for All Seasons, Fulltime Killer, Turn Left, Turn Right and Running on Karma.

Two of his films were released in the US theatrically: Fulltime Killer and Mad Detective.


Year Title Role
1982 Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils Writer
1982 Soldier of Fortune Writer
1983 The Old Miao Myth Writer
1983 The Return of the Condor Heroes Writer
1984 The Duke of Mount Deer Writer
1984 Police Cadet '84 Writer
1985 The Young Wanderer Writer
1986 The Feud of Two Brothers Writer
1988 The Final Verdict Writer
1989 Looking Back in Anger Producer
1989 War of the Dragon Producer
1990 Heaven's Retribution Producer
1992 The Greed of Man Producer
1993 Racing Peak Producer
1997 Intruder Producer
2000 Divine Retribution Producer
2009 Vengeance Producer, screenwriter
2012 Drug War Producer, screenwriter

Filmography as director[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result
2001 20th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Director Needing You... Nominated
2002 21st Hong Kong Film Awards Best Director Love on a Diet Nominated
2004 23rd Hong Kong Film Awards Best Director Running on Karma Nominated
Best Screenplay Won
2009 28th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Director Mad Detective Nominated
Best Screenplay Won
2010 29th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Screenplay Written By Nominated

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