| ||Born in Shanghai, 1942, Hua graduated from the Shanghai Film Institute spezialicing in cinematography. He joined Shaw Brothers in 1963 as an assistant cinematographer to Nishimoto Tadashi (Ho Lan-Shan); and was promoted to cinematographer five years later, shooting for various films including Hsin Chiang's "Winged Tiger" and Jimmy Wang Yu's directorial debut "The Chinese Boxer". Hua got his own directorial debut in 1974 with "From the Underworld", financed by a Japanese-owned production company. He returned to Shaw the following year helming "The Super-Inframan", "The Brotherhood", and three episodes of the popular series "The Criminal".
Using his pseudonym of Hua Yi-Hung, Hua was able to try his hand at a completely different style of directing with "Struggle to Survive", a controversial drama on illegal immigrants from China.
(From the Celestial DVD edition of "The Super-Inframan"). |