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Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild - Directors - Lap Man Brian TSE
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Brian Tse Lap-man was born in Hong Kong and studied at St. Stephen’s College. After completing his secondary school education in Hong Kong, he studied computer and education in Australia and was exposed to the work of Australian comics artist Michael Leunig. Upon returning to Hong Kong, Tse started working in publishing. In 1988, he started to collaborate with Alice Mak (now his wife) on McMug comics, which were serialized in Ming Pao Weekly magazine, with Tse responsible for the story and Mak the drawing. With its unique local flavor, meaningful stories and attractive characters, the McMug comics proved hugely popular and spawned several spin-offs such as The Excreman and The Beautiful Loser.

Tse and Mak formed their own company, Bliss Concepts, in 1990, multi-media business that includes publishing, productions and products manufacturing. Their feature film, My Life as McDull (2001), brings the McMug and McDull characters to the big screen for the first time. Directed by Toe Yuen Kin-to, My Life as McDull was executive produced and written by Tse. In 2003, he participated in the 1:99 project, the film industry’s campaign to help Hong Kong through the difficulties, and produced the short film, McDull 1:99. The following year, Tse served as executive producer, scriptwriter and editor on McDull, Prince de la Bun (2004), directed by Yuen. In 2006, he acted as executive producer and scriptwriter on McDull, the Alumni, directed by Samson Chiu Liang-ching, and was also responsible for combining live action sequences with animation. Tse made his directorial debut with Mcdull, Kung Fu Ding Ding Dong (2009), which he also executive produced. The film was nominated for Best Song at the 29th Hong Kong Film Awards. He followed with another animated feature, The Pork of Music (2012), his effort nominated for Best New Director at the 32nd Hong Kong Film Awards.

Year Chinese name English name Directors
2012 《麥兜噹噹伴我心》
The Pork of Music
2009 《麥兜响噹噹》
McDull, Kung Fu Ding Ding Dong