Scud (born 20 March 1967), is the professional name of Guangzhou, China-born Hong Kong film producer, screenwriter and film director, Danny Cheng Wan-Cheung (Chinese: 雲翔). He says that he chose the name “Scud” to match his Chinese name, which translates in English as “Scudding Clouds”. His films explore somewhat taboo themes within Hong Kong cinema, including same-sex relationships and drug-taking. His film-making style eschews cynicism or gritty realism, and embraces an acceptance of the life choices made by his characters, rather than a search for “solutions”. Scud has cited Pier Paolo Pasolini, Pedro Almodovar and Peter Greenaway as directors who have influenced his work.