Director Biography: Lawrence Fung (COHORT 707)

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Born in the concrete jungles of Hong Kong, architectural lines, fashion, martial art films, and international culture has always been a significant influence on Lawrence.

Spending his adolescence years in the Southwestern State of Arizona, Lawrence picked up Breaking as a past-time passion while pursuing a degree in Finance and Supply Chain Management. He even started a dance crew called “Pocket Change” where they would compete in battles across the nation. Upon graduation, he suffered from a severe back injury which led him into obtaining a Pilates teacher training certificate and ultimately curing his pain and developing an interest in teaching.

However, the mundane business career and demanding Pilates clientele building had made him questioned his purpose in life. As a result, he invested majority of his earnings on traveling, self-improvement books, snowboarding and surfing, camera equipment, and higher education.

Following dance, photography and film has become a new found passion for Lawrence. During the summer of 2017, he had the opportunity to work with Harper Bazaar Magazine and Cosmopolitan Magazine in Hong Kong where he tremendously improved on both shooting fashion portraits and making lifestyle videos. He also gained professional experience working in studios and on location, collaborating with MUAs, stylists, and hair stylists, professional models, as well as working with name brands such as Burberry, Prada, Christian Dior, etc.

In the fall of 2017, his first film “Parallax” was selected to be shown at the 5th Annual Dance Short Festival at the Suns Studio in Tempe. His second film “Uprooted” won the Audience Choice Award at the Moving 24FPS PHX event at Arizona State University. Shortly after in the Spring of 2018, “Angel’s Playground”, a film that combined travel and dance was selected to be shown at Dance Fest at Phoenix Art Museum. “Dance in California” was selected to be a featured short film for the prestigious drone and camera stabilizer company DJI in summer of July. Around the same period, Voyage Phoenix, an online lifestyle magazine also published an article featuring Lawrence as an aspired upcoming artist.

Now as a grad student studying dance, Lawrence plans to fuse his passion for travel, dance, photography, film, and fashion into a series of showcases, short films, and performances in order to create an unique sensorial experience for a wide range of audience.

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