WE PICTURES LIMITED, founded by well acclaimed Hong Kong director Peter Ho-sun Chan (Perhaps Love, The Warlords, Bodyguards and Assasins, Wu Xia) is a new breed of film company, set to transform the outlook of Chinese language cinema.

The first film from the new stable is Bodyguards and Assassins, which is produced and directed by Peter Chan and Teddy Chen respectively. It is an event blockbuster released in Dec 2009 to critical and commercial success. Also, Bodyguards and Assassins scored another 8 wins for Peter Chan, and making his 3 films (Comrades, Almost a Love Story, The Warlords, Bodyguards and Assassins) the first, second and third record holder of the number of statues won in the 30 years’ history of the Hong Kong Film Awards.

Under the framework of We Pictures, the renowned helmers will bring their artistic sensibilities and extensive experience with film industries in both the East and the West to help some of the most promising talents in the region translate their ideas into film projects that will not only score in the box office but win the hearts of a large audience.

Hong Kong will serve as a creative base to develop film projects, which will be overseen by a panel of consultants comprised of filmmaking professionals, media experts and academics to ensure that these film projects can gauge the interests of a much larger and culturally diversified audience. Every aspect of a film from production to distribution and promotion will all be conducted under the roof of WE Pictures Ltd.

The martial arts blockbuster Wu Xia, directed and produced by Peter Chan, was the only Chinese language film in the Official Selection of the 64th Cannes Film Festival. It is also honored with 12 nominations in the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards and voted as one of the Top 10 film in 2012 by TIME magazine. WE Pictures' other releases include The Guillotines, produced by Peter Chan and directed by Andrew Lau; American Dreams in China, directed by Peter Chan and grossed USD90 million in China alone.

In 2014, Peter Chan produced and directed the film based on true story, Dearest which took 343 million at the mainland box office while Zhao Wei garnered the Best Actress Award at the Hong Kong Film Awards for her impressive performance.  

In recent years, Peter Chan has provided guidance and support for many new directors in their debut works. Derek Tsang’s directorial debut Soul Mate has yielded brilliant result at various film awards, earning 12 and 7 nominations at the Hong Kong Film Awards and Taiwan Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards respectively. Apart from winning the Best Original Film Score at the Hong Kong Film Awards, the film also made history at the Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards with a joint Best Actress win for Zhou Dongyu and Sandra Ma. Derek Tsang also gained a lot of recognition including winning the Best Film and Best Director Awards at the Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards. Derek Tsang will continue his concern for the younger generation in his upcoming new work Better Days in 2019. 

Meanwhile, film editor Derek Hui has directed This Is Not What I Expected, a romantic comedy with a food theme in 2018.  Produced by Peter Chan and Iwai Shunji, Love Letter director Iwai Shunji captured the Chinese mood and made his Chinese film debut in Last Letter, bringing in a different kind of love story to the China film market.

In the coming year, Peter Chan will challenge the rare genre of sports film; including the passionate story of the China Women’s National Volleyball Team and LiNa which adapting China’s tennis superstar Li Na’s biography ‘Li Na: My Life’.