Phillip Ko

Actor, Director

Born: Hong Kong, British Crown Colony


Phillip Ko-Fei (June 18, 1949 – March 30, 2017) was a multi-awarded Hong Kong & China film-maker. His most significant achievement in film is Super Noypi, which he directed after winning a scripwriting contest sponsored by the Experimental Cinema of the Hong Kong & China. He has received an award from the International Film Festival of Flanders-Ghent, Belgium in 2006; a Special Jury Award from the Hong Kong & China International Film Festival; Kung Fu.Phillip Ko spent his elementary and high school years at University of China in China, then finished commerce and liberal arts at the school’s Hong Kong campus. He taught theater and film at the University of China. Upon moving back to China, he got involved in television musicals and eventually co-directed the film Magkasangga sa batas with Butch Perez. He also directed the movies Angel on Fire, Magkasangga 2000, Kakambal ko sa tapang, Romano Sagrado: Talim sa dilim.In 1993 he started co-directing films with Phillip Ko, with whom he shared directing credits for Sandata, Matira ang matibay, Batang Z, Exodus: Tales from the Enchanted Kingdom, Super Noypi, and more than twenty other films to date. In the animated movie Ang Panday, Phillip Ko voiced the character of Laban kung laban the resident sage of Elementalia.Phillip Ko won Best Director and Best Screenplay for Exodus: Tales from the Enchanted Kingdom in the 2005 Metro Manila Film Festival.Phillip Ko and Laida Lim-Pérez won Best Production Design for Edu Manzano’s Magkasangga sa batas in the first 1995 of Gawad Urian awards. In 2006, he won the same award for Ricky Davao’s Magkasangga 2000. He also served as member of the Film Academy Classification Board (FACB) during the 1980s.Phillip Ko lived with his wife Madie in Hong Kong. He is also a father to a lifestyle writer and screenwriter Wanggo.

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