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Julian Lee Chi Chiu

Other names : Lee Chi Chiu
Julian Lee
Workplace : Hong Kong
Activities : Director (2), Writer (3), Music (1), Art director (1), Actor (2), Original Story (2)


Julian Lee is a writer-director with over sixteen books published including four long novels and three story collections. After graduating from Chinese University Hong Kong in communications in 1984, he started his career in TVB, Television Broadcast Ltd.無線電視 as a researcher and scriptwriter and moved onto the film industry as art director and scriptwriter in mid-eighties. However, he made his name in Hong Kong as a writer of controversial articles in newspapers and magazines. His columns have appeared in Oriental Daily News東方日報, Ming Pao Newspaper明報, Sing Tao Newspaper星島日報, Hong Kong Economic Times經濟日報 and drew him many readers. He gained his fame by working as a photographer and editor/writer to City Magazine號外, the most exciting glossy magazine at this period, through which he discovered his talent as an image maker. In 1988, He left for London to enrol in Royal College of Art in London for a Master degree in photography and was elected a British New Contemporaries, one of the best graduate to show in Institute of Contemporary Arts in 1990.

In 1991, he won the European Eurocreation Program Award , which allowed him to work on video art in Frankfurt, Germany. He remained in Europe for eight years to develop his artist career, working in photography and video and also as a correspondent for publications in Hong Kong. His photographic clients include famous publishers like Jonathan Cape, Random Century and Harper Collins etc. His videos were shown in London Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival and in many European countries with acclaims. In 1994, he was selected onto the British Film Institute Screenwrite Program, where he developed his first film script and this paved the way for his eventual debut as a feature film director.

His novel inspired Wong Kar Wai to make HAPPY TOGETHER in Buenos Aires and he took up his offer as his photographer during the filmmaking in 1996. In 1997, he returned to Hong Kong to find the chance of tuning his novel THE ACCIDENT心猿意馬 into a feature film, which hit the cinema screen in Hong Kong , January 1999. He was awarded a film grant from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2001 to turn his suspense novel NIGHT CORRIDOR into his second film , premiered in Hong Kong.

His recent creative output includes his latest photographic exhibition called FLYING TRAPEZE, an abstract expressionistic acrobatic portfolio shown at Goethe Institut, Hong Kong in 2001. Julian Lee is now an assistant professor on film, photography and creative writing in the City University, Hong Kong.

Source : "Night Corridor" official website

 [ 2000 - 1990 - 1980 ] 
 Alternate lists by alpha / genre / year
Title    ( HK -  All )  Year Activity
 Night Corridor 2003 Director, Writer, Music, Actor, Original Story
 Accident, The 1999 Director, Writer, Original Story
 Chaos By Design 1988 Writer
 Wonder Women 1987 Actor
 Walking Beside Me 1986 Art director

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