What Doesn’t Kill You, Makes You a Stronger Filmmaker. You’ve got to admit, anyone who has the courage to partake in the film production business in these times of economic paranoia. ‘Blood Ties’ is a debut film directed by the newest kid on the film block, Chai Yee Wei. While kudos and pats on back give the support, anyone who has made a film will have to be objective and accept the other side of the coin. Only then can all improve.