Roger was born in Hong Kong and educated there and in England.
He writes books and articles about cinema including Hollywood director Frank Tashlin, Joe Dante, Cantonese cinema, and
Asians in American cinema (British Film Institute, Cahiers du Cinema, Far East Economic Review, Film Comment, Variety among
many others). His latest book, published in English and Italian, is Asia Sings! A Survey of Asian Musical Films (2006).
He was Director of the Hong Kong International Film Festival and program consultant for festivals in the US and Europe
including Berlin, Hong Kong, Locarno, London,Pesaro, New York Asian American. He is program consultant for Torino International
Film Festival and the Far East Film Festival Udine (both in Italy), San Francisco International Film Festival (USA).
He has produced box-office hit movies in Hollywood (The Big Hit, Columbia TriStar) and independent award winning films
in Europe (Macao oder die Rückseite des Meeres) and Asia (Happy Berry, Thailand; and Sa Ilalim Ng Cogon, Philippines).
In radio and TV, Roger was producer and critic for programs on cinema and the arts for Radio Television Hong Kong; creator
and Executive Producer of the award-winning Cinema AZN series for Comcast Cable's AZN television.
Roger has been featured on television in Europe, US and Asia and profiled in publications Cahiers du Cinema (France),
Screen International (UK), Film Comment (US), South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) among others.