Nick Cheuk won the Best New Director award at the 60th Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan for his first feature, Time Still Turns the Pages [年少日記]. The film was funded by the Hong Kong's First Feature Film Initiative project run by the Hong Kong Film Development Council.
Produced by renowned director Derek Yee Tung-sing, Nick's directorial debut interrogates generational traumas in nuclear families through addressing student suicide tragedies in Hong Kong in recent years. The film stars Lo Chun-yip (also known as Siu Yea) who is a BACM graduate and Nick’s classmate at SCM.
Graduated with a major in Cinematic Arts in 2012, Nick studied with one of the legendary directors of the Hong Kong New Wave, Patrick Tam, whose teaching at SCM inspired many students to pursue a career in the film industry. Since his graduation, Nick has been active in the Hong Kong cinema. He was the co-scriptwriter of the movies Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight [今晚打喪屍] (2017) and Paradox [殺破狼.貪狼] (2017).
His film received five nominations at the 60th Golden Horse Awards, including Best Narrative Feature, Best New Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing. The film also won the 2023 Audience Choice Award at the festival.
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