Ma Ka Fai

Ma Ka Fai

Biography

Ma Ka Fai, whose birth name is Mak Kar-sheung, was born in 1944, in Taishan, China. At the age of 14, he moved to Hong Kong. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1969. He also attended the New York Institute of Photography.

Ma Ka Fai co-founded the film production company Gar Bo in 1978 and later founded Cinema City Enterprises. Throughout his career, he has worked as an actor, producer, writer, and director, with credits in numerous films, including “Running on Karma” (2003), “Mad Detective” (2007), and “Detective vs. Sleuths” (2022). “Once Upon a Time in Hong Kong” is his debut novel.