Wai Ka-fai

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 5354)
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
1982Demi-Gods and Semi-DevilsWriter
1982Soldier of FortuneWriter
1983The Old Miao MythWriter
1983The Return of the Condor HeroesWriter
1984The Duke of Mount DeerWriter
1984Police Cadet '84Writer
1985The Young WandererWriter
1986The Feud of Two BrothersWriter
1988The Final VerdictWriter
1989Looking Back in AngerProducer
1989War of the DragonProducer
1990Heaven's RetributionProducer
1992The Greed of ManProducer
1993Racing PeakProducer
2000Divine RetributionProducer
2009VengeanceProducer, screenwriter
2012Drug WarProducer, screenwriter

Filmography as director

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Film Result
200120th Hong Kong Film AwardsBest DirectorNeeding You...Nominated
200221st Hong Kong Film AwardsBest DirectorLove on a DietNominated
200423rd Hong Kong Film AwardsBest DirectorRunning on KarmaNominated
Best ScreenplayWon
200928th Hong Kong Film AwardsBest DirectorMad DetectiveNominated
Best ScreenplayWon
201029th Hong Kong Film AwardsBest ScreenplayWritten ByNominated

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