Clement Cheng

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Clement Cheng
Born Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Residence Hong Kong
Occupation Film director
Visual effects art director
Notable work Gallants

Clement Cheng is a screenwriter, film director, and visual effects art director in the cinema of Hong Kong.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1]

Film career[edit]

At the 29th Hong Kong Film Awards, Cheng and Derek Kwok won the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director conjointly.[2] Despite never having personally practiced any martial arts,[3] Cheng co-wrote and co-directed Gallants, a martial arts film, with Kwok.[4] The actors Cheng and Kwok chose for the film were primarily people who had acted in 1970s and 1980s Hong Kong cinema.[5] The film had its Canadian premiere at the 2010 Fantasia Festival, and Cheng was in attendance.[6] He also attended the film's United Kingdom premiere at the 2011 Terracotta Far East Film Festival.[7] At the 30th Hong Kong Film Awards, Gallants was announced to have won the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film, at which point Cheng jumped from his seat and began hugging the film's cast members.[8] Cheng was in charge of the visual effects for contemporary fantasy film Rest on Your Shoulder[9] and costume drama The Great Magician.[10]


Title Release date Studio Budget Box office
Gallants June 4, 2010[11] Focus Films[11]  ? $585,848[12]


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  2. ^ Karen Chu (March 18, 2012). "Filmart 2012: Emperor Readies Firefighter Drama". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ Charles Prémont (July 12, 2010). "Clement Cheng, réalisateur de Gallants, ne connaissait rien au kung-fu". Le Lien Multimédia (in French). Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ Foong Woei Wan (July 19, 2011). "Hong Kong star Andy Lau rescues hit film". The China Post. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ Min Lee (February 22, 2011). "Budget HK action-comedy is critical hit". U-T San Diego. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Asian Programming of Fantasia 2010 in Montreal". Anime News Network. June 29, 2010. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  7. ^ Craig Skinner (July 21, 2011). "Exclusive Clement Cheng Interview – Part One". Hey U Guys. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Action comedy 'Gallants' named HK best film". Sify. April 19, 2011. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  9. ^ Derek Elley (June 23, 2011). "Rest on Your Shoulder". Film Business Asia. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  10. ^ Derek Elley (January 25, 2012). "The Great Magician". Film Business Asia. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b Elley, Derek (May 15, 2010). "Gallants". Film Business Asia. Retrieved July 2, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Hong Kong Yearly Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 2, 2015.