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Clifton Ko M.H.
6 August 1958
|Partner||Perry Chiu 焦媛|
|Awards||Golden Horse Awards – Best Editing|
1997 Legend of Mad Phoenix
Clifton Ko (Chinese: 高志森; pinyin: Gāo Zhìsēn; born 6 August, 1958) is a Hong Kong film director, actor, producer and scriptwriter.
Clifton Ko graduated from Kwun Tong Maryknoll College, and entered TV and film industry in late 1970s, firstly worked with director Clifford Choi. In this period he wrote Choi's No U-Turn (1981) and Teenage Dreamers (Chinese: 檸檬可樂; pinyin: Ningmeng Kele; Jyutping: Ling mung hoh lok; lit. 'Lemon Cola'), and John Woo's comedy Once a Thief. In 1982 Ko entered Raymond Wong's the newly founded Cinema City & Films Co., and directed his first film The Happy Ghost in 1984. The film series, like all his major works, is a slapstick comedy with moral teaching, family value, and optimism. Ko, together with the company, is prolific in making "Chinese New Year movies". Important titles include family comedy series It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World (beginning in 1987); Chicken and Duck Talk, a collaboration with comedian/writer Michael Hui; and ensemble comedy series All's Well, Ends Well (beginning in 1992); and It's a Wonderful Life (1994) (Stokes).
During the 2019 Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill protests and the subsequent 2020 imposition by the Chinese Communist Party of the Hong Kong national security law, Ko supported the police to defend Hong Kong against riots and to oppose Western interference.
Filmography as director
|2018||Dearest Anita||Best Director, 14th Chinese American Film Festival|
|2017||All My Goddess|
|2014||Wonder Mama||Outstanding Film, Chinese American Film Festival|
|2006||We Are Family|
|Winner Takes All|
|1997||Hong Kong Adventure|
|The Mad Phoenix||Golden Horse (nominee), Best Feature Film, Best Director|
|1995||The Umbrella Story|
|1994||One of the Lucky Ones|
|It's a Wonderful Life|
|I Will Wait for You|
|I Have a Date with Spring|
|1993||All's Well, Ends Well Too|
|Laughter of the Water Margins|
|It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World Too|
|All's Well, Ends Well|
|The Gambling Ghost|
|Daddy, Father and Papa|
|How to Be a Billionaire|
|Happy Ghost 4|
|1988||It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World 2|
|Chicken and Duck Talk|
|1987||It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World|
|1986||Devoted to You|
|1985||Happy Ghost II|
Ko is a vocal supporter of the Pro-Beijing Camp in Hong Kong.
- ^ harvard1932. "2018 GOLDEN ANGEL AWARD". Chinese American Film Festival. Retrieved 2020-03-08.
- ^ harvard1932. "2015 CAFF GOLDEN ANGEL AWARDS WINNERS". Chinese American Film Festival. Retrieved 2020-03-08.
- Lisa Odham Stokes. Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema. Scarecrow Press. 2007. Print. ISBN 978-0-8108-5520-5. 204–205.
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- Members of the Election Committee of Hong Kong, 2021–2026
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