Founder, Spring-Time Stage Productions Limited
Honorary President, Hong Kong Screenwriters' Guild
Member, the Centre for Cultural Policy Research, The University of Hong Kong
Clifton Ko is a famed Hong Kong film director, actor, producer and scriptwriter. He entered the TV and film industries in the late 1970s, working first with director Clifford Choi. In this period he wrote Choi's No U-Turn and Teenage Dreamers, and John Woo's comedy Once a Thief. In 1982 Ko entered Raymond Wong's newly-founded Cinema City & Films Co., and directed his first film, The Happy Ghost, in 1984. The film series, like all his major works, is a slapstick comedy with a moral, in this case positive family values and optimism. Ko is well-known for making "Chinese New Year movies".
His important titles include the family comedy series It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World (beginning in 1987); Chicken and Duck Talk, a collaboration with comedian/writer Michael Hui; ensemble comedy series All's Well, Ends Well (beginning in 1992); and It's a Wonderful Life (1994)