Director , Scriptwriter , Executive Producer、Position(導演Director,編劇Screenwriter)
Giddens KO – Director, Screenwriter, and Executive Producer
Born in 1978 in Changhua and graduated from Department of Management Science of National Chiao Tung University, Giddens Ko started to publish novels online in 2000. He won many literary awards for his works involving diverse subjects, which were widely popular among young people, making him a best-selling novelist. Several of his novels have been adapted into movies, including The Killer Who Never Kills, The Tenants Downstairs, Café·Waltlng·Love, You Are the Apple of My Eye, etc.
You Are the Apple of My Eye (2011) is his first directorial feature, for which he also served as a screenwriter for the first time. The film was commercially and critically successful in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, and Southeast Asian countries. In 2017, he released his second feature film, Mon Mon Mon Monsters.
His latest work is Till We Meet Again, which earned him the nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay of the 58th Golden Horse Awards and Best Screenplay of the 24th Taipei Film Awards. In July, 2022, he won Best Director of Taipei Film Awards for this film.
2022 Best Director at the 24th Taipei Film Awards for "Till We Meet Again"
2023 Best Screenplay at the 24th Taipei Film Awards for "BAD EDUCATION"
2022 Best Screenplay at the 24th Taipei Film Awards for "Till We Meet Again"
2021 Best Adapted Screenplay at the 58th Golden Horse Awards for "Till We Meet Again"
Award 2023 Most Promising Talent Award at the 18th Osaka Asian Film Festival 2022 Best Supporting Actor at the 59th Golden Horse Awards Nominations 2023 Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Design, Best Music, and Best Editing at the 25th Taipei Film Awards Nominations 2022 Best New Director, Best Visual Effects, Best Film Editing at the 59th Golden Horse Awards
Nominations 2023 Best New Performer, Best Art Direction, Best Makeup & Costume Design, and Best Action Choreography at the 60th Golden Horse Awards
|Till We Meet Again
Selections Taipei Film Festival Opening film 2021 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan) Opening film 2021 Fantastic Fest 2021 Awards 2022 Best Director、Best Leading Actor、Best Visual Effects and Best Trailer of the 24th Taipei Film Awards 2021 Best Visual Effects、Best Makeup & Costume Design and Best Sound Effects of the 58th Golden Horse Awards Nominations 2022 Best Narrative Feature、Best Screenplay、Best Supporting Actor、Best Soundtrack、Best Art Design、Best Makeup & Costume Design、Best Sound Design、 and Outstanding Technology-Special Effects Makeup of the 24th Taipei Film Awards 2021 Best Narrative Feature、Best Supporting Actor、Best Adapted Screenplay、Best Cinematography、Best Art Direction、Best Action Choreography、Best Original Film Score and Best Original Film Song of the 58th Golden Horse Awards
Nominations 2020 Best Action Choreography of the 57th Golden Horse Awards
|Mon Mon Mon Monsters
Awards 2018 Silver Raven of the 36th Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival 2017 Best Sound Effects of the 54th Golden Horse Awards 2017 Audience Award of Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival Nominations 2017 Best Visual Effects of the 54th Golden Horse Awards
|The Tenants Downstairs
2016 Audience Choice Award of the 9th Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival
2015 Udine Far East Film Festival
|You're the Apple of My Eye
2012 Best Chinese Language Film from the Two Coasts of Hong Kong Film Awards 2012 Best New Director (Giddens Ko), Best New Performer (Kai Ko), Audience Award for Favorite Film, and Audience Award for Favorite Performance (Michelle Chen) of the 12th Chinese Film Media Awards 2012 Rising Star Award (Michelle Chen) of New York Asian Film Festival 2011 Best New Performer of the 48th Golden Horse Awards