One Second Champion

  • 2020, Cantonese, 98mins, DCP, Colour

Tin-yan got 15 minutes of fame as a child because of his magical power of seeing one second ahead. He eventually grew into another victim of unfulfilled potential as an adult, wasting his days working in a bar while raising his son as a single father. When the proprietor of a run-down boxing gym sees Tin-yan’s supernatural power, he realises that Tin-yan can use it to great advantage in the boxing ring. After reviving the long-dormant vampire comedy genre with Vampire Cleanup Department (2017), director Chiu Sin-hang pays tribute to great boxing films like Rocky (1976) by adding a dash of fantasia into the genre. A thoroughly entertaining sports film with an inspiring message, One Second Champion truly overcame difficult odds by becoming a rare pandemicera box office hit in Hong Kong, thanks to great word-of-mouth among local filmgoers.

Screening Details at Film Festivals:
Udine Far East Film Festival

Festivals & Awards

Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards: Film of Merit

Hong Kong Asian Film Festival: Closing Film

Udine Far East Film Festival

New York Asian Film Festival

Chicago Asian Pop-Up Cinema

Director's Biography

Chiu Sin-hang graduated from the School of Film & Television of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He is a singer, actor, screenwriter and director. In 2017 he won the HAF Award of the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum and co-directed Vampire Cleanup Department with Anthony Yan. One Second Champion is his solo directorial feature debut.


Director Chiu Sin-hang
Producer Mani Man
Scriptwriter Ashley Cheung, Ho Siu-hong,
Li Ho-tin, Ling Wai-chun
Cinematographer Oliver Lau
Editor Manto Tang
Art Director Ceci Fok
Music Harry Ng
Sound Lai Chi-hung
Action Leung Pok-yan
Cast Endy Chow, Chiu Sin-hang,
Chanon Santinatornkul, Lin Minchen,
Justin Cheung
Production mm2 Hong Kong
World Sales mm2 Hong Kong