Oxide Pang biography
The Messengers Director
OXIDE PANG CHUN
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.