Born and raised in Hong Kong, Heiward Mak Hei-yan (a renowned Hong Kong movie director, writer and producer. Her work, including her latest film Fagara, were featured in many film festivals worldwide. She was nominated and awarded a number of film awards, including a Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay.
After earning a degree majoring in design studies at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Heiward began her career in filmmaking whilst she was completing a creative media programme at the City University of Hong Kong. In 2008, her directorial debut High Noon was well received, and earned her a nomination for a Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Director. Since then, she maintains her dynamic role across various media, from writing short stories, screenplays, to directing music videos and feature films. Her work often explores the intertwining relationships of HongKongers in their piece of the world. As the founder of a production company Dumb Youth, she is dedicated to producing original work from local artists.
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