WANG Wei Ming
Born in Taipei, Wang Wei Ming graduated from Taipei National University of the Arts in 1992.
He started working with Taiwanese director Edward Yang on A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY（Gulingjie Shaonian Sharenshihjian/牯嶺街少年殺人事件) in 1991, as his Assistant Director. Edward Yang then became his mentor. Wang Wei Ming was involved in Edward Yang’s next films, A CONFUCIAN CONFUSION (Duli shihdai/獨立時代, 1994) and MAHJONG (Majiang/麻將, 1996). He also worked on Kaizo Hayashi’s THE BREATH (Haiguei deng/海鬼燈, 1995), and Andrew Lau’s BORN TO BE KING (Shengjhe weiwang/勝者爲王, 2000). Starting to direct himself, he made a short film A PRIVATE MATTER (Simi/私密), which was selected at the Vancouver International Film Festival in 1995.
He then made two TV films, TRUE IMAGE (Jhenshih yingsiang/真實影像) and APARTMENT NO. 101 (Jihongsin weisiou 101/重新維修101). In 2003, he began working as a commercial director, for which he won multiple international prizes including Times Asia-Pacific Awards, Effie Awards, London International Awards, Spikes Asia Awards, and AAA China Awards.
(SEX) APPEAL (Hanchan siaoying/寒蟬效應) marks his return to filmmaking, and is Wang Wei Ming’s first feature film.
2014, First Feature
- Busan IFF 2014, New Currents Competition