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Jun Keung Cheung 張俊強

Cinematographer

JC was born in soho, London where his parents from Hong Kong worked in Chinatown. His early experiences working in the film industry was on the short film, Red (BFI, 1995) as a Runner and on the James Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies (EON, 1999) as an on set casting assistant. He had also been employed as a sessional Youth Worker for various Chinese community centres, youth clubs/summer camps prior to attending university. During this time, he pursued fine arts gaining a place on the foundation course at Central Saint Martins and later attended Cardiff Institute of Art and Design and Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (Vancouver) graduating with a Fine Arts BA.

He began his career shooting short films and music videos in 2002. Since then his work has been selected for over 100 international film festivals including The London Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.

In 2013, the independent feature film he shot, Dead Cat (Dead Cat ltd 2013) won 13 awards including Best Film at the Southampton International Film Festival, The Golden Lion at the British Independent Film Festival and was long listed for the BAFTA for Best British Feature. Siobhan Callas at Britflicks said, "Dead Cat is a sweet and engaging film... The most noteworthy aspect being the warm, nostalgic looking cinematography. DOP Jun Keung Cheung is definitely one to watch". Critic Francesco Cerniglia (Candid Magazine) said of short film, Remission, "Telling a post apocalyptic story of survival in the wake of a viral outbreak, the film is commendable for the gorgeous cinematography..." In the same year, the documentary, UK Gold (Brass Moustache, 2013, of which he shot dailies) won Best Documentary at the East End Film Festival. In 2014 he was asked to shoot additional photography for Paddington (Heyday Films 2013) which grossed over $250 million worldwide including being only one of three British films to have been release in China in 2014.

In late 2015 he finished his first China/UK co production (FCTHEMOVIE 2016). His next project will be a series of tv movies which are the adaptations of the popular children’s books, Laura Marlin Mysteries, to be shot in the spring of 2016. For 2017, he has been asked to shoot a $30million stop motion project (titled TBC), the first China/UK co production of it’s kind which will be shot Beijing.

He is currently represented by Rob Little at the international production agency, Intrinsic.

In addition to his work, he set up and organizes a Meet Up group for Artist, Filmmakers and Musicians that helps to bring together and promote East Asian art/media practitioners working in the UK.

He lives in London, UK and works worldwide.

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