CHEN Hwai-eng began his career in filmmaking in 1983 as a crew member of The Sandwich Man, catching the first wave of Taiwan New Cinema. In the past twenty years, he has worked with well-acclaimed directors such as Edward YANG and HOU Hsiao-hsien. A versatile and talented filmmaker, he has made over a hundred movies, shorts and commercials. In 2007, he independently produced, directed and cinematographed Island Etude. The movie not only was a big box office hit, but also triggered a craze of cycling in Taiwan. Other movies he has worked on include The Untrammeled Traveler, a documentary on writer YU Guangzhong as director, and three of HOU Hsiao-hsien’s movies, The Puppetmaster, A City of Sadness and The Best of Times, for which he was the assistant director, cinematographer and artistic director respectively.