Lawrence “Mighty” Fung
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 American Southwestern, Lawrence discovered a dynamic dance form known as Breaking while pursuing a degree in Finance and Supply Chain Management. Breaking provided an outlet for him to express his love for fashion and reminded him of all the flashy martial art superstars like Bruce Lee and Tony Jaa whom he admires. His obsession with this physically demanding art form led him to compete in breaking battles across the nation. Upon graduation, he suffered from a severe back injury that halted him from dancing. As an alternative, he went on into obtaining a Pilates teacher training certificate and ultimately cured his back pain and developing an interest in teaching.
The mundane business career path 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 to explore the possibility of more meaningful realities.
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.
During his first year of grad school in the Fall of 2017, Lawrence has been heavily involved in learning, filming, and producing screendance shorts. 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. In the summer of 2018“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. In the Spring of 2019, his widely successful film “Cohort 707” was selected to be screened at established international film festivals such as Phoenix Dance Film Festival and Utah Dance Film Festival.
As a grad student studying dance, Lawrence is interested in creating art that combines his passion for travel, dance, film and photography. Ranging from short films, stage performances, gallery exhibits, or anything in between.