Mathew Tang Hon-keung was born in Hong Kong and graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a degree in Social Science and from City University with a Master’s degree in Fine Arts (Creative Media). In 1989, he joined TVB and later RTHK, entering the film industry in 1991. Having served as assistant director to Lee Chi-ngai, Peter Chan and Mabel Cheung, he had also worked as producer, production manager, scriptwriter and director. His first script was for The Kid (1999), which won Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress at the Hong Kong Film Awards.
In 2005, Tang borrowed from friends to self-finance the film b420 (2005), serving as scriptwriter, director and editor. The film won the Grand Prix at the Fukuoka International Film Festival and Best Film at the Vienna Youth International Film Festival.
Tang had also served as line producer for the Hollywood film The Forbidden Kingdom (2008). In recent years, he had been working in an executive capacity, currently as Head of Productions at Edko Films, two of the films he produced the critical and commercial hit Cold War (2012) and Finding Mr. Right (2013). In 2013, Tang found Movie Addict Productions which produced local movies for Edko Films. Tang is also an advisor to the Hong Kong Film Development Council.
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