Johnnie Kong Yeuk-sing began his career as an assistant producer and assistant director, making cameo appearances on screen occasionally. He served as the assistant producer for Michael Mak’s Everlasting Love (1984) and assistant director for Mak’s The Isle of Fantasy (1985). Since performing assistant director duties for Wong Kar-wai in As Tears Go By (1988) and Jeff Lau in The Haunted Cop Shop II (1988), Kong had established a working relationship with these two filmmakers. He reprised his role as assistant director on Wong’s Days of Being Wild (1990), Fallen Angels (1995), Happy Together (1997) and In the Mood For Love (2000), while acting as production manager for Ashes of Time (1994), Chungking Express (1994) and 2046 (2004). With Lau, in addition to being the assistant director for The Top Bet (1991), Kong played two supporting characters on screen and acted as the executive director for A Chinese Odyssey (Part I & II). Other directors who have collaborated with Kong include Dennis Yu, Tsui Hark, Ringo Lam, Johnnie To, Yuen Wo-ping and Corey Yuen.
In 1991, Kong directed his first feature, King of Gambler—an action flick that combines the elements of a gambling drama and gunslinging triad film. An occasional director, he also made Madam City Hunter (1993) and The Story of Prostitutes (2000). His most recent effort is the urban love story Happiness Me Too (2012), which he co-directed with John Cheung.
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||Happiness Me Too|
||The Story of Prostitutes|
||Madam City Hunter|
||King of Gambler|