the films of Edmond Pang Ho Cheung              

                                                                            Edmond Pang  Edmond Pang Ho Cheung

                                                                                                (Pang Ho Cheung, Peng Hao Xiang)                  

                    Director, Writer

 

                              The mind behind Milkyway Image's Fulltime Killer and the innovative You Shoot, I Shoot

                                         is one Edmond Pang Ho Cheung, a novelist, screenwriter and director.

                               

                                Out of some dozen novels Pang has written, the most famous is Full Time Hitman, which 

                              was a # 1 best seller when it was published in 1998. The book, which told of the professional 

                            and romantic rivalry between Asia's two top hitmen, was adapted into a radio drama performed

                                              by Andy Lau, whose production company later bought the film rights.

                                   In 2001 the story formed the basis of Johnnie To and Wai Ka Fai's hit summer film  

                                                 Fulltime Killer, starring Andy Lau and Takashi Sorimachi.  

                            

                              Pang made his full length feature film debut the same year with a dark comedy that shared

                                a similar theme, but had a unique standpoint. A variation on the professional killer genre, 

                              You Shoot, I Shoot has been well received at film festivals internationally for its distinctive, 

                              edgy style. It features an Alain Delon admiring hitman (Eric Kot) and Cheung Tat Ming as 

                             a Martin Scorsese-worshipping film geek who form an unusual business model that changes

                              the face of the local murder for hire racket. Armed with a gun and a camcorder, they "shoot" 

                                         their victims and record the act for their vengeful client's viewing enjoyment.

                            

                             Edmond Pang's follow up film was Men Suddenly In Black (2003), a wry comedy that tampers 

                                   with crime and gangster movie cliches in a tale of four men who risk their marriages to

                               embark on meticulously planned sexual misadventures. Starring Eric Tsang, Jordan Chan

                              and Chapman To, MSIB is packed with star cameos. The movie merited Pang Best Director 

                                                and Best Screenplay nominations at the 40th Golden Horse Awards.

                                                                        

                                 Edmond is also the director of Recycled (2004), a stage production starring Karen Mok 

                                   as the late novelist Eileen Chang, and has appeared as an actor in the drama series

                                                                                     20/40 Dictionary.

                                                                                         

                                                       Edmond Pang Ho Cheung Filmography

                                                                                        Edmond Pang Ho Cheung

1995

Out of the Blue   (co-wr with Jan Lam)  

1999 Summer Exercise   (wr, dir)  (short film)  
2000 Killer   (co-wr)
2000 Undercover Blues   (co-wr with Simon Loui)
2001 The Cheaters   (co-wr)
2001 Fulltime Killer   (story)
2001 You Shoot, I Shoot   (co-wr, dir)
2003 Men Suddenly in Black   (dir, co-wr, story, cameo) 
2004 Beyond Our Ken   (dir, co-wr, story) 
2005 AV   (dir) 

 

                                                                      wr = writer           dir = director   

                                                              

 

                                                                Hong Kong Film Awards

                                                                                           Edmond Pang Ho Cheung

                                                            Best Screenplay Nominations- Edmond Pang

                                                                2001      You Shoot, I Shoot (with Vincent Kok)

                                                                            

                                                              Best New Director Award- Edmond Pang

                                                                       2003     Men Suddenly in Black

 

                                                                   Edmond Pang Ho Cheung interview

                                Edmond Pang Interview

 

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