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David Wu Tai Wai

Other names : 胡大为
David Hu
David Wu
David Wu Dai Wai
Wu Tai Wai
Birthdate : 1/1/1952
Nationality : Canada, Hong Kong
Workplace : Canada, Hong Kong, USA
Activities : Director (10), Assistant Director (3), Writer (6), Music (15), Editor (57), Actor (48), Brief appearance (4)


David Wu is a prolific director, editor, producer, actor and writer, who first established his name as a creative force in his native Hong Kong before bringing his impressive talents to the North American film and television industry.

A favorite among Chinese audiences, Wu directed and co-wrote the fantasy romance, The Bride with White Hair II, the action-comedy caper Spy Games, and From Zero to Hero, about a fighter pilot in war and peace.

Since moving to North America over a decade ago, Wu has teamed with long-time collaborator John Woo in his series Once a Thief, as both editor and director. Most recently he directed and edited Merlinís Apprentice, with Sam Neill and Miranda Richardson for Hallmark for whom he also directed Bridgit Fonda in the title role of the award-winning mini-series The Snow Queen

Among his other television credits are such TV movies as Son of a Dragon, with David Carradine, Webs for USA/Sci-fi Channel, pilots for Paramountís Largo Winch, Adventure Inc. produced by Gale Anne Hurd (Terminator, Abyss, Hulk) for Fireworks, Relic Hunter, The Shannon Lee Project, the pilot and many episodes of CTVís The Associates in addition to Warner Bros.í Freedom and two seasons of the Lions Gate series Missing, for Lifetime network. He helmed many episodes of the sexy comedy series G Spot for The Movie Network and Movie Central, and directed and edited Plague City, CTVís movie about the SARS epidemic in Toronto for which he was nominated Best Director at the 2006 DGC Awards.

Born in Hong Kong, Wu is a Canadian citizen based in Vancouver, B.C.

 [ Director - Assistant Director - Writer - Music - Editor - Actor - Brief appearance ] 
 Alternate lists by alpha / genre / year
Title    ( HK -  All ) Year  Activity (  Year - Title )
 Cold Steel 2011 Director
 Iron Road 2009 Director
 Son Of The Dragon 2006 Director
 Webs 2003 Director
 From Zero To Hero 1994 Director
 Bride With White Hair 2, The 1993 Director
 Once A Black Sheep 1992 Director
 Spy Games 1990 Director
 Sunshine Friends 1990 Director
 Food For The Sharks 1982 Director
Assistant Director
 Bride Of Chucky 1998 Assistant Director
 Bride With White Hair, The 1993 Assistant Director
 Comedy 1984 Assistant Director
 Cold Steel 2011 Writer
 Bride With White Hair 2, The 1993 Writer
 Bride With White Hair, The 1993 Writer
 Once A Black Sheep 1992 Writer
 Sapporo Story 1987 Writer
 Cadets On The Beat 1986 Writer
 From Zero To Hero 1994 Music
 Best Friend Of The Cops 1990 Music
 Family Honor 1990 Music
 Fatal Termination 1990 Music
 Better Tomorrow III : Love And Death In Saigon, A 1989 Music
 Big Heat, The 1988 Music
 Carry On Dancing 1988 Music
 Diary Of A Big Man 1988 Music
 Better Tomorrow II, A 1987 Music
 Heartbeat 100 1987 Music
 Wrong Couples, The 1987 Music
 Better Tomorrow, A 1986 Music
 Double Trouble 1984 Music
 Devil Foetus 1983 Music
 Coolie Killer 1982 Music
 Zhong Kui: Snow Girl And The Dark Crystal 2015 Editor
 Cold Steel 2011 Editor
 Iron Road 2009 Editor
 Son Of The Dragon 2006 Editor
 Webs 2003 Editor
 Pacte des loups, Le 2000 Editor
 Immortal Spirit 1999 Editor
 Bride Of Chucky 1998 Editor
 Opium War, The 1997 Editor
 Warriors Of Virtue 1997 Editor
 Somebody Up There Likes Me 1996 Editor
 Tristar 1996 Editor
 Crying Freeman 1995 Editor
 Phantom Lover, The 1995 Editor
 From Zero To Hero 1994 Editor
 Treasure Hunt 1994 Editor
 Allís Well Ends Well, Too 1993 Editor
 Bride With White Hair 2, The 1993 Editor
 Bride With White Hair, The 1993 Editor
 Laughters Of "Water Margins" 1993 Editor
 Hard Boiled 1992 Editor
 Now You See Love, Now You Donít 1992 Editor
 Once A Black Sheep 1992 Editor
 Shogun And Little Kitchen 1992 Editor
 Banquet, The 1991 Editor
 Once A Thief 1991 Editor
 Zodiac Killers 1991 Editor
 Bullet In The Head 1990 Editor
 Spy Games 1990 Editor
 Sunshine Friends 1990 Editor
 Swordsman 1990 Editor
 Better Tomorrow III : Love And Death In Saigon, A 1989 Editor
 Killer, The 1989 Editor
 Big Heat, The 1988 Editor
 Diary Of A Big Man 1988 Editor
 Eighth Happiness, The 1988 Editor
 Gunmen 1988 Editor
 Double Fixation 1987 Editor
 Goodbye Darling 1987 Editor
 Seven Years Itch 1987 Editor
 Happy Ghost 3 1986 Editor
 Immortal Story 1986 Editor
 My Heavenly Lover 1986 Editor
 Peking Opera Blues 1986 Editor
 I Do 1985 Editor
 Working Class 1985 Editor
 Double Trouble 1984 Editor
 Wrong Wedding Trail, The 1984 Editor
 Devil Foetus 1983 Editor
 Flash Future Kung Fu 1983 Editor
 Club, The 1981 Editor
 Disco Bumpkins 1980 Editor
 Encore 1980 Editor
 Challenge Of The Masters 1976 Editor
 Taxi Driver 1976 Editor
 Girl With The Long Hair 1975 Editor
 Spiritual Boxer 1975 Editor
 Looking For Mr Perfect 2003 Actor
 Hello ! Who Is It ? 1994 Actor
 C'est La Vie, Mon Cheri 1993 Actor
 Flying Dagger 1993 Actor
 Killerís Love 1993 Actor
 Master Wong VS Master Wong 1993 Actor
 Roof With A View, A 1993 Actor
 Shadow Cop 1993 Actor
 Once A Thief 1991 Actor
 Doctor Vampire 1990 Actor
 Sunshine Friends 1990 Actor
 Carry On Dancing 1988 Actor
 Diary Of A Big Man 1988 Actor
 Fatal Love 1988 Actor
 Gunmen 1988 Actor
 I Love Maria 1988 Actor
 Mother Vs Mother 1988 Actor
 Bitter Taste Of Blood 1987 Actor
 Chinese Ghost Story, A 1987 Actor
 Goodbye Darling 1987 Actor
 Seven Years Itch 1987 Actor
 Sister Cupid 1987 Actor
 That Enchanting Night 1987 Actor
 Book Of Heroes, A 1986 Actor
 Happy Ghost 3 1986 Actor
 Immortal Story 1986 Actor
 Peking Opera Blues 1986 Actor
 Crazy Romance 1985 Actor
 Working Class 1985 Actor
 Comedy 1984 Actor
 Double Trouble 1984 Actor
 Ghost Informer, The 1984 Actor
 Musical Singer 1984 Actor
 Winner Takes All ? 1984 Actor
 Impossible Woman 1983 Actor
 Pier, The 1983 Actor
 Shy Boy, The 1983 Actor
 Food For The Sharks 1982 Actor
 Plain Jane To The Rescue 1982 Actor
 Young Dreams 1982 Actor
 Dangerous Encounter - 1st Kind 1980 Actor
 Super Power 1980 Actor
 Victim, The 1980 Actor
 We're Going To Eat You 1980 Actor
 Crystal Fist 1979 Actor
 Dragon, The Hero, The 1979 Actor
 Follow The Star 1978 Actor
 Lover At Large - Actor
Brief appearance
 Twin Dragons, The 1992 Brief appearance
 Where's Officer Tuba ? 1986 Brief appearance
 Buddhist Fist, The 1980 Brief appearance
 Dance Of The Drunk Mantis 1979 Brief appearance

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 David Wu Tai Wai pictures :  (Hide)
Flying Dagger
The Twin Dragons
Once A Thief
Diary Of A Big Man
Diary Of A Big Man
Mother Vs Mother
Working Class
Plain Jane To The Rescue
The Buddhist Fist
Dance Of The Drunk Mantis
 Other David Wu Tai Wai pictures :  (Hide)
Sunshine Friends (4)
Diary Of A Big Man (1)
Gunmen (2)
Other pictures (4)

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 Interview with David Wu, a chef in the editing room (preview)
HK talents > Film directors > Other directors
Author(s) : Thomas Podvin
Date : 3/6/2008
Type(s) : Interview
Page(s) : 1  - index

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