Graduated from Polytechnic University in 2003. In 2006, Heiward MAK Hei-Yan co-wrote the screenplay for Men Suddenly in Black 2, in addition to working as the Assistant Director on the film’s pre-production and producing its Making-of film. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong the same year. Her graduation assignment and her first short film, Lovers’ Lover, received the Golden Award in the Open Category of the 12th Hong Kong Independent Short Film & Video
Awards (IFVA), International Young Film Makers Award of the 9th up-and-coming International Film Festival Hanover (2007), and was an official selection at the 14th Women Make Waves Film Festival in Taiwan. Winds of September－the Hong Kong Chapter, High Noon (2008) is her first directorial feature.