Born in Hong Kong in 1952, Tony CHING Siu Tung began training in Peking opera and northern style martial arts at a young age. He began his career in the film industry as a martial arts stuntman and action coordinator until making his directorial debut with Duel to the Death (1982). In 1987, his directorial career hit a new high with A Chinese Ghost Story. His directorial output also includes A Chinese Ghost Story ll (1990), Dr Wai in The Scripture with No Words (1994) and The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2011), which was screened at the 68th Venice Film Festival. He served as action choreographer and stunt coordinator on blockbusters such as The Heroic Trio (1993), House of Flying Daggers (2004), The Warlords (2007), and two installments of hit Bollywood franchise Krrish.
Pioneering a new style of cinematic martial arts that is fast-paced yet graceful, CHING’s talent for turning bodies in motion into visual art is unparalleled. He has been nominated for Best Action Choreography 18 times at the Hong Kong Film Awards and won three times – for Witch from Nepal (1986), Swordsman (1990) and Hero (2002). He is also a two-time winner of the Best Action Choreography at the Golden Horse Awards – for Dragon Inn (1992) and My School Mate, The Barbarian (2001). CHING was also the chief action choreographer at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics in 2008.