Recently, I experienced the greatest set-back of my career. At first I considered leaving the industry, but then I discovered how much I treasure working in films. I have decided to soldier on till the end!
Sam Leong Tak-sam is an independent filmmaker who has worked as a producer, director and scriptwriter. Born in 1960 in Macau, Leong studied in Japan in 1984 at the Japan Institute of the Moving Image, founded by famed Japanese director Shohei Imamura. After returning to Hong Kong, Leong was hired, on the basis of his proficiency in Japanese, as Golden Harvest producer Chua Lam’s assistant when the studio made Peacock King (1989), a co-production with Japan. Leong stayed on with Golden Harvest to work as assistant director on numerous productions, leaving in 1993 to work for various independent film companies. He founded his own company, Same Way Production in 1999 to produce and distribute films, television programs and commercials, many of which were Hong Kong-Japan co-productions. The company’s first feature production was No Problem (1999), directed by Alfred Cheung. Leung also wrote and directed Color of Pain (2002), Perfect Education 3 (2002) and Explosive City (2004) in collaboration with the Japanese company Art Port. In the next few years, Leung focused on producing films for other directors, producing the Soi Cheang-directed Dog Bite Dog (2006) and Shamo (2007).
In 2010, Leung directed a evangelical film, The Most Dangerous Man, and a series of digital films titled In the Name of Love. In 2012, he directed a suspense horror film in Mainland China, The Incredible Truth.
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||The Incredible Truth|
||The First Stone|
||The Hidden Treasure|
||The Most Dangerous Man|
||Color of Pain|
||Perfect Education 3|