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|
||Love You You|
||Love in the City|
||Why Me Sweetie ?|
||Goodbye Mr. Cool|
||Para Para Sakura|
||Fly Me To Polaris|