Wei-Ming Wang

Wei-Ming Wang

Taiwan

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Wang Wei-ming graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Taipei National University of the Arts in 1992. He had already started working with Edward Yang on A Brighter Summer Day in 1991, as Assistant Director, and Edward Yang became his mentor. Wang Wei-ming then participated in Edward Yang’s films A Confucian Confusion (1994) and Mahjong (1996). He also worked on Kaizo Hayashi’s The Breath (1995), and Andrew Lau’s Born to be King (2000). His short film A Private Matter was selected for the Vancouver International Film Festival in 1995. He also made several TV movies, such as True Image (selected for the Spot-Taipei Digital Movie Festival in 2002), and Apartment No. 101. In 2003, Wang Wei-ming began working as a commercial director on unique and diverse projects in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China. His works reveal a sensitive touch of humanity and have been widely recognized by professionals; winning multiple international prizes including Times Asia-Pacific Awards, Effie Awards, London International Awards, Spikes Asia Awards, and AAA China Awards. Sex Appeal marks his return to film-making after ten years spent in advertising, and will be Wang Wei-ming’s first feature film.