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Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild - Directors - Jingle MA
馬楚成 | MA Jingle

I am Ma Chor-sing-male, Gemini, blood type O. I am neither young nor beautiful. I was a cinematographer for fourteen years. In 1998, I became a director… and still a director today.

After becoming a director, I had gained a lot but also lost plenty. However, it is unnecessary to keep score. I have learned to persevere and endure. That is something I was unable to do in the past.


Jingle Ma Chor-sing is one of many Hong Kong filmmakers who became a director after establishing a successful career in cinematography. He began his career in advertising, then switched to the film industry to work as gaffer. In 1986, he became a cinematographer and shot Sylvia Chang’s Passion (1986). Farewell China (1990), Kawashima Yoshiko (1990), Comrades, Almost a Love Story (1996) and City of Glass (1998) are among the films he lensed. He won Best Cinematography at the 16th Hong Kong Film Awards for his work in Comrades, Almost a Love Story, and Best Cinematography at the 35th Golden Horse Film Festival for City of Glass, accolades that contributed to his earning a reputation as one of Hong Kong’s top cinematographers.

Ma eventually got his hands at the helm with Hot War (1998), the beginning of a fruitful career as director. He often served as the cinematographer for his early directorial efforts and his oeuvre as a director has reached a count of 16. Most of his projects are either romances or action films, all of which marked by strong visual style.

Year Chinese name English name Directors
2012 《極速天使》
Speed Angels
2011 《夏日樂悠悠》
Love You You
2010 《花木蘭》
2009 《花花型警》
Playboy Cops
2008 《劍蝶》
Butterfly Lovers
2007 《生日快樂》
Happy Birthday
2006 《男才女貌》
Love in the City
2005 《韓城攻略》
Seoul Raiders
2004 《飛鷹》
Silver Hawk
2003 《失憶𠝹女王》
Why Me Sweetie ?
2002 《九龍冰室》
Goodbye Mr. Cool
2001 《芭啦芭啦櫻之花》
Para Para Sakura
2000 《東京攻略》
Tokyo Raiders
2000 《夏日的麼麼茶》
Summer Holiday
1999 《星願》
Fly Me To Polaris
1998 《幻影特攻》
Hot War