Edmond Fung Yuen-man was born in 1968 in Hong Kong, and started working as production assistant in advertising. He switched to being a camera operator in 1989 and in 1991, through the recommendation of cinematographer Lau Moon-tong, Fung started working in the film industry. He began as a camera assistant and rose to the position of cinematographer in 1996 with On Fire, directed by Clarence Fok. Fung and Fok became regular collaborators, working together on a number of films, including Her Name is Cat (1998), Cheap Killers (1998), The H.K. Triad (1999), Century of the Dragon (1999), Queen of Kowloon (2000), Don’t Look Back...Or You’ll Be Sorry!! (2000), Stowaway (2001) and Martial Angels (2001). Another frequent collaborator was Wong Jing, for whom Fung shot Raped by an Angel 4: The Rapist’s Union (1999), Colour of the Truth (2003), The Spy Dad (2003), Love is a Many Stupid Thing (2004), Sex and the Beauties (2004), Kung Fu Mahjong (2005), Color of the Loyalty (2005), My Kung Fu Sweetheart (2006), Mr. & Mrs. Gambler (2012), among others. Fung was also the cinematographer on a number of films directed by Sam Leong, including Maniacal Night (2001), The Stewardess (2002) and Explosive City (2004).
Fung’s only work as a director, thus far, was Futago (2005), which was produced and written by Leong. Subsequently, Fung lensed director Soi Cheang’s Dog Bite Dog (2006), Shamo (2007), Accident (2009) and Motorway (2012), and was nominated for a Golden Horse Award for Best Cinematography for Shamo. Other directors who have worked with Fung included David Lai, James Yuen, Matt Chow, Jeffrey Lau, Patrick Kong and Andrew Lau.
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