Eddie Ling-Ching Fong was born and bred in Hong Kong. He is the partner of director Clara Law and he’s best known for writing and producing her films although he has directed four excellent movies. Fong relocated in Australia in 1994.
In 1979, Fong graduated in communications at the Hong Kong Baptist College. While studying, he also wrote television dramas for Rediffusion Television Ltd (RTV). At the same time, he developed a keen interest in experimental short films and won with The Painter the Best Film Award at the 1978 Hong Kong Independent Short Film Festival. Fong was recruited by HK Television Broadcasts Ltd (HKTVB) as a senior scriptwriter in late 1979. He scripted a total of one hundred hours of television drama and three feature films before leaving a year later to travel to Europe and the United Kingdom. He stayed in London self-studying for a year.
Upon returning to Hong Kong in late 1981, he was appointed the Assistant Creative Director for Century Motion… read more
This guy, as a director, is seriously being slept on. Cinephiles need to get wise to Hong Kong art films. The Kung Fu pictures get too much attention. I highly recommend "An Amorous Woman of Tang Dynasty" for its finely-crafted, erotically charged, and sometimes absurd brilliance.