Alternative names: Lam Chi Chung, Lam Tze Chung
Profession: Director, Writer, Actor
Born in Hong Kong in 1976, the multi-talented Lam Tze Chung joined the industry as a screenwriter for TVB in 1995 and began working on primetime popular music and variety specials such as "City Breaking News". He was snapped up by international comedian/director Stephen Chow to join his writing team at The Star Overseas Ltd., and worked on the highest grossing Hong Kong film in history "Shaolin Soccer". Not only did he contribute the writing, his acting talent was also unearthed as he starred as one of the Shaolin brothers in the movie, and delivered one of the most memorable roles in recent Hong Kong film industry.
With the mega success of "Shaolin Soccer", Lam Tze Chung was quickly offered comedic roles in many Hong Kong film, starring opposite Andy Lau in "Dance of a Dream" directed by Andrew Lau, and Cecilia Cheung in "Cat and Mouse" directed by Gordon Chan. In 2003, he wrote and starred in a horror/comedy internet film "Three: the Elevator" for NOW.COM.HK starring top comedians Ronald Cheng, Louis Koo, and Chapman To.
In 2004, he starred opposite U.S. sensation William Hung and the legendary Nancy Sit in "Mama Go Crazy", and also continued his writing and acting collaboration with Stephen Chow on the international hit film "Kung Fu Hustle". As a director, he directed a short film/music video for pop singer Edwin Siu starring Cherrie Ying and also the Making Of Documentary on "Kung Fu Hustle". FOCUS: First Cuts will see his narrative film directorial debut.
Source : focusfirstcuts.com