Oxide Pang biography

The Messengers Director


Date of Birth: 1965

Born in Hong Kong, Oxide Pang Chun is the older twin to filmmaker Danny Pang by 15 minutes. He first started as a colorist before moving to Bangkok to write and direct his first film, Who is Running? (1997). His efforts won him a Special Jury Award at the Asia-Pacific Film Festival for outstanding contribution to social concern.

For his next film, he teamed up with Danny to write and direct Bangkok Dangerous (1999). The crime thriller received the International Critics' Award (FIPRESCI) at the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival and a Tiger Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival.

Since then, they've worked on several more films together, including The Eye (2002), which won the Audience Award at the Malaga International Week of Fantastic Cinema, and their first English language films: The Messengers (2007) starring Dylan McDermott and Penelope Ann Miller, filmed in Saskatchewan; and Bangkok Dangerous (2008), an English language version of their first film.

Oxide has also directed, written and produced many films on his own.

Oxide Pang Filmography


  • Storm Warriors (2009)
  • Bangkok Dangerous (2008)
  • Missing (2008)
  • The Messengers (2007)
  • Diary (2006)
  • Re-cycle (2006)
  • The Eye 10 (2005)
  • Ab-normal Beauty (2004)
  • The Eye 2 (2004)
  • The Eye (2003)
  • The Tesseract (2003)
  • Bangkok Haunted (2001)
  • One Take Only (2001)
  • Bangkok Dangerous (1999)
  • Who Is Running? (1997)

The Messengers

Genre:  Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  90 min.
Release Date: February 2, 2007
DVD: June 5, 2007

Current rating: Rating: 3.98
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Cast: Kristen Stewart, Dylan McDermott, Penelope Ann Miller, John Corbett, Jodelle Ferland