Welcome to the site of Chih Peng Lucas Kao, a Taiwanese Writer/Director based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

I had a wide range of interest and experience in filmmaking, having directed narrative short (A Lifetime), mockumentary (Living the Dream), Music Video (Ten Minutes More), Brand Video (Soup-er Times), and collaborating with Visual Artist (Like Fish in Sand), Sound Designer and Dancers (Oblique Theorem), and is keen to explore different possibilities with audio-visual form.

I am always interested in Dance Films, in movement and choreography.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you want to collaborate on a project.

Recent News:



-Working as Script Supervisor on “Iona”, the 2nd feature film by Scottish Writer/Director Scott Graham, whose work I admire very much.


-Working for Taiwan Indigenous Television documenting performance and behind the scenes during Edinburgh Fringe.


-Finish shooting/directing a new short film, Strange Case of Morana, produced/written by good friend Claudia Andrei. Its a black and white silent horror comedy with a killer doll from hell!


-Had a great time watching films at Edinburgh International Film Festival.


-Working on a short film, Last Night in Edinburgh as Script Supervisor, written/directed by Bita.


-Working as technical support and running the “Dreaming Room”, 4 day programmes of experimental and artist films at the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival in Hawick.
-Merlin’s Medicine, a music video I directed for the upcoming Scottish Singer/Songwrtier is now online HERE!
-Wrap the shooting of “The V Day” after 1 month of intensive prep. Great thanks to Producer Lindsay McGee, 1st AD Sandy Harris, Cinematographer Kirstin McMahon and all the hardworking Cast and Crews to make it happen.


-Wrap the Video shoot for background projection of “Once Was Human”, photos of the shoot can be seen at: http://goo.gl/UWf7hQ 
-Wrap the Music Video “Merlin’s Medicine” for Iona Marshall, singer/songwriter.
-“TRACE”, my 2nd Dance Film is now Finished and ready for Festival.

-Short Script “V-Day” Selected by “Take 5″ Scheme by Screen Education Edinburgh
-Directing INTERVIEW 3D of “Crime Squad“, a 3D web series produced and written by Andrew Murchie of “Enhanced Dimension
-“TRACE”, a new Dance Film is in the final colour grading process, thanks to Steven Cook at Little City Pictures
-Researching for video projections for “Once was Human”, a new play for the Hidden Door Festival written by Charmaine Gilbert and Joel Mason
-Spent a few days doing Behind the Scene Stills for Doris and Bunty, Dance Film by Barrowland Ballet, directed by Andrew Cumming and Natasha Gilmore


Direct and write another short dance narrative “To the Shadows” with Taiwanese Dancer/Choreographer Kai-Wen Chuang, shot by Garry Torrance on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.

Attending “3D Bootcamp” by Ravensbourne College as Director to learn workflow and storytelling technique in 3D.

Selected for “Foot in the Door”, a new talent development programme by GMAC Film
Attending Edinburgh International Film Festival as Industry Delegate.
Attending Sheffield Doc Fest as part of Scottish Delegation.
Wrapped “Trace“, a new Dance Film initiated by Fiona Morrison and directed by myself.

Finish shooting “Alastair’s Home”, a short documentary from Bridging the Gap.

Preproduction of “Trace”, a new dance film with Fiona Morrison initiated.

Selected to attend Producer’s Lab at 3D Creative Summit 2013, London

Longlist by Bridging the Gap 10 with Scottish Documentary Institute
Join Talent Lab in Edinburgh International Film Festival as Director/Writer
Direct Music Video “Ten Minutes More”

cplkao at gmail dot com (please replace the “at” with @ and “dot” with .)
+44 (0)7765605708