Heiward Mak

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  • Native name: 麥曦茵
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: August 21, 1984
  • Age: 34

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Heiward Mak

  • Name: Heiward Mak
  • Native name: 麥曦茵
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: August 21, 1984
  • Age: 34
Heiward Mak Hei-yan is a Hong Kong film director, writer and producer. Her work has been featured at various international film festivals including Singapore, Bratislava and Fribourg. In 2011 she won a Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay for her writing on Love in a Puff.

Mak was born in 1984 and grew up in Tai Wai, Hong Kong where she attend Sha Tin Government Secondary School. After studying graphic design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University she enrolled at City University of Hong Kong within the school of Creative Media. As part of her course she produced a student film a called Lovers’ Lover which later won a Gold Award at the IFVA in their Open Category section.Her aptitude for film-making led the university to recommend her to take part in the writing and directing of comedy sequel Men Suddenly in Black 2 and its making-of feature.

In 2008 Mak made her directorial debut when producer Eric Tsang gave her the opportunity to film a remake of Winds of September which later became High Noon. For her work she was nominated for a Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director and given a Film of Merit by the Hong Kong Film Critics Society. After directing the film Ex, she worked alongside to Pang Ho-cheung to make romantic comedy Love in a Puff which went on to earn her a Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay.
Screenwriter & Director
Year Title Type Rating
2017 Mad World
Movie
6.9
2012 Diva
Movie
7.2
2011 I Love Hong Kong
Movie
7.3
2010 Love in a Puff
Movie
7.1
2008 High Noon
Movie
0.0
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