TeamWork Motion Pictures Limited

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


TeamWork Motion Pictures Limited (originally TeamWork Production House Limited) was a film production company founded in 1991 by Andy Lau. The company was produced many works like Saviour of the Soul and Made in Hong Kong, among others. The company was renamed to its current name, Focus Films Limited, in 2003.

1st Logo (December 19, 1991-December 31, 1998)

Visuals: On a dodger blue cloudy background, there is a teal marble stairway (ala the opening of Festival de Cannes), which turns and ascends at the camera. Once the camera gets to the top, a stylized "T", a vertical stripe with two stacked horizontal lines on either side, rises up from the top step and faces the camera. While that happens is "TEAM" and "WORK" with "PRODUCTION HOUSE LIMITED" in a Century Schoolbook font with "T", "W", "P", "H" and "L" larger than the rest of the text, fades in. Then, the Cantonese translation, which is in pink, fades in below the logo when everything faces the screen. The shining on the "T" stops as the logo stays for a couple seconds before fading out.


  • There is a variant where the camera then rotates at first before fixing itself and the logo plays as normal.
  • A deteriorated version has been spotted on the Thai dub of Saviour of the Soul I.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A repeating twelve-note Moog synth tune with a synth brass fanfare, ending with an orchestral hit when the logo turns. The second theme used an eighteen-note arpeggio sounder, which then segues a slow two-note in the theme.

Availability: Seen on some TeamWork Production House films, like Saviour of the Soul I and II, Tian Di, The Moon Warriors and Game Kids (also known as Game Boy Kids). The other variant was found on the Nontanund print of Saviour of the Soul I and Never Ending Summer.

2nd Logo (December 21, 2000-May 8, 2003)

Visuals: The logo starts with blocks moving on a space background from an aerial view, in which an orange C-shaped block is seen driving over on black field. The block then "connects" twice, then more blocks connect twice on the screen, revealing the black background and then form "teamWork" in a pixelated futuristic font, which then flashes and dies. The logo then zooms and then "blurs" twice, which then zooms out to reveal the logo. "MOTION PICTURES LIMITED" appears via moving letters.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A descending square-wave bass, then a whoosh, reverberant clangs are heard when the logo forms, and loud "whooshes" are heard before the blur effect, and then time-stretched wind noises are heard again on the logo.

Availability: Seen on films before the company went renamed, from A Fighter's Blues until Give Them a Chance.

TeamWork Motion Pictures Limited
Focus Films Limited
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