Born in Hong Kong in 1952, Alan Cheng Siu-keung worked at TVB between 1976 and 1989, first working in photography and later as director. He left TVB in 1989 to work at D & B, serving as cinematographer for director Stephen Shin. Among the films he photographed, he was also received credit for the scripts of Happy Together (1989), Heart Into Hearts (1990), Love at First Bite (1990) and BB 30 (1990). He also served as assistant director for Black Cat (1991).
He began directing after leaving D & B, his first directorial project the female-cop actioner Sea Wolves (1991), followed by Forbidden Arsenal (1991, co-directed with Yuen Chun-man), another installment of the female-cop series, and the martial arts film White Lotus Cult (1993).
While Cheng stopped directing after the early 1990s, he remained active as a cinematographer. In the mid-1990s, he began working with Johnnie To, first lensing Loving You (1995) and, after To established his production company Milky Way Image, photographed most of its films. He had been nominated for Best Cinematography by various awards organizations such as the Hong Kong Film Awards and the Asian Film Awards, winning at the Golden Bauhinia Awards for The Mission (1999) and at the Golden Horse Awards for Sparrow (2008).
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||White Lotus Cult|
||Forbidden Arsenal||YUEN Chun Man|