Sunday, August 14, 2022


Matthew Chow, Sandra Ng, and director Coba Cheng attend an audience appreciation event 
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The Sandra Ng Kwan Yu produced and starred film CHILLI LAUGH STORY (HOP GA LAT) after a month in release made over HK$ 30 million. Director Coba Cheng Chun Hin two days ago with Sandra Ng Kwan Yu and screenwriter Matthew Chow Hoi Kwong went to the cinema for an audience appreciation event. When viewers saw them they immediately cheered, praised the onscreen "Auntie" Ng Kwan Yu as pretty and a good actress. Ng Kwan Yu revealed to the audience how star Edan Lui Cheuk On has been lately. She said, "Edan is OK, he hopes everyone would relax and support us even harder." Ng Kwan Yu thanked the audience for their support. "From HK$ 1 million to 30 million, everyone has contributed a lot of effort. Thank you very much everyone for paying real hard cash to watch the movie. I hope everyone would continue to support Hong Kong film." After the audience appreciation, many viewers wanted to get Ng Kwan Yu's autograph and photo.

Chow Hoi Kwong said, "Since the box office reached 30 million, we can finally release Edan and Ng Kwan Yu's shower scene, not Angela (Yuen Lai Lam) but Ng Kwan Yu. We will make the announcement, please wait a little." Ng Kwan Yu did not mind releasing this cut shower scene and said, "Thanks to the audience's support, this film is able to reach 30 million. It is very encouraging for our entire team." She said that currently in Taiwan Gigi Leung Wing Kei would also help promote, so the Taiwan audience would like CHILLI LAUGH STORY just as much.


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Louis Koo earlier attended the Beijing Film Festival opening ceremony

During the interview when he spoke about investing in a science fiction film, Louis Koo got sentimental

WARRIORS OF FUTURE is currently in third place at the Mainland single day box office, behind MOON MAN and THE FALLEN BRIDGE.
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Louis Koo Tin Lok's One Cool Flm just released that Hong Kong science fiction epic that was years in the making, WARRIORS OF FUTURE (MING YUT JIN GEI) opened on the 5th in the Mainland. After 9 days it made almost 300 million yuan, but lost to the low budget Mainland science fiction comedy MOON MAN, which after 10 days pulled far ahead of WARRIORS OF FUTURE.

Due to WARRIORS OF FUTURE's average Mainland word of mouth, star and investor Goo Jai recently has been running all over to promote. Earlier he even appeared on a Mainland live streaming platform for an interview, with a page of earlier calls for support for WARRIORS OF FUTURE and many recent Goo Jai interview videos. In one, Goo Jai tearfully stated that he hoped even more viewers would support WARRIORS OF FUTURE.

"Making a science fiction film is very difficult and requires a lot of money, a lot of time, but this is my dream. I have to persevere. If you like it please recommend it to other people, don't let me feel like I am alone by myself." He got sentimental and lightly dap his eyes with tissue. Many Hong Kong people online supported Goo Jai and wrote, "Goo Jai, don't cry! The Hong Kong people support you! At the Hong Kong release on the 25th, I will go to the movies with you to watch it ten times!"


Teresa Mo and director Kearen Pang attend an audience appreciation event

Keung To is surrounded as he exits the bathroom
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Keung To, his onscreen father Law Wing Cheong and director Kearen Pang

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The Emperor Motion Picture MAMA'S AFFAIR (AH MA YAU JOR DAI YI GOR) has been a commercial and critical hit. In less than 4 days in release, the box office already broke the HK$ 10 million. Busy with the audience appreciation tour, Teresa Mo Shun Kwan and director Kearen Pang Sau Wai felt excited and encouraged. Mo Shun Kwan said, "Under the pandemic, this truly is great news. This moment i really to share the joy with my two sons Keung to and Jer, thank you again everyone for your support!" Producer, director and screenwriter Pang Sau Wai also sincerely said, "Thank you everyone, the best promotion is always the audience's word of mouth."

Keung To last night suddenly appeared at the Emperor Cinema at Causeway Bay to borrow the bathroom and caused a stir. Surrounded for pictures he gave a friendly wave. His mysterious appeared there seemed to be helping his film debut.

Many viewers have been discussing the cast performance, with praises for director Law Wing Cheong who played Keung To's Papa as the bright spot in the film. Although his role was minor, his acting touched people's hearts. In it he told Mo Shun Kwan that due to the father and son dispute he was left with a knot and guilt in his heart, and his emotional performance while watching his son's concert all became tear inducing spots. Law Wing Cheong was director Johnnie To Kei Fung's favorite and has directed several movies. In recent years he performed on screen in the film TIME (SAT CHOOK GOR WONG FUN), the television series IN GEEK WE TRUST and I SWIM. Law Wing Cheong heard about the good review for MAMA'S and said that because he liked making movies, he would naturally jump in and work. Even if the co-star was Best Actress Mo Shun Kwan he had no stress. Speaking of working with Keung To, Law Wing Cheong said that before the shoot they chatted for a hour to warm up. He shared his own real life father and son relationship, urged Keung To to relax and put guts into his performance, not to hold back in the slap scene as he would coordinate with the performance.

Saturday, August 13, 2022


Sandra Ng says husband Peter Chan's talent is in directing, she also would not agree with her husband becoming a television executive

Peter Chan

Annie Bridgewater and daughter Natalie Hsu
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The 46th Hong Kong International Film Festival Filmmaker in Focus yesterday was unveiled. Aside from the Filmmaker in Focus Sandra Ng Kwan Yu, guests from everywhere attended. They included Ng Kwan Yu's mother, Anthony Wong Chau Sun, Ronald Cheng Chung Kei, Vincent Kok Tak Chiu, Philip Keung Ho Man, Annie Bridgewater and her daughter Natalie Hsu (Hui En Yi), Kam Kwok Leung and Kelvin Kwan Chor Yiu.

Ng Kwan Yu just returned from England. She went with her 16 year old daughter for a summer course there, but she returned to Hong Kong first for work. Her husband Peter Chan Ho Sun remained to take care of their daughter. As the Hong Kong International Film Festival Filmmaker in Focus, Kwan Yu said that she was very surprised, overjoyed and emotional when she received the invitation. "I felt time really went by very fast, finally it's my turn! I have been acting since I was a young girl to now a mother and an aunt, 40 years went by in the blink of an eye and I went over 140 movies!" 10 of her films would be on display. Kwan Yu said that it was very hard to choose, but her favorites were GOLDEN CHICKEN (GUM GAI), PORTLAND STREET BLUES (GOO WAT JAI CHING YI PIN ji HUNG HING SUP SAM MUI), ECHOES OF THE RAINBOW (SHUI YUET SUN TAU) and ZERO TO HERO (MAMA DIK SUN KEI SIU JI); also on display were many movies stills, like THE INSPECTOR WEARS SKIRTS (BA WONG FA)'s Annie Bridgewater (Pak On Nei) was invited. Did she inviter her ex Alex (To Tak Wai)? Kwan Yu asked, "Which Alex? I never admitted it, but I really forgot. I would invite him to watch the movie again!"

Having been in film for 40 years, Kwan Yu said that it was the perfect time and opportunity to start over and think about the plan for the second half of her life. She joked that she would keep asking bosses to invest in movies, and would keep asking young fresh meat to make movies. However Kwan Yu pointed out that she was too busy, her husband Peter Chan Ho Sun would occasionally complain. Luckily he and their daughter have been able to communicate, now he has become the "wet nurse" to take care of their daughter. Speaking of the rumor that Chan Ho Sun would replace MakerVille CEO Lo Ting Fai after his resignation over the MIRROR concert accident that caused two dancers to be injured, Kwan Yu said, "Too absurd, there is no basis at all. He has always only made movies!" Would she agree to her husband become a high level executive? Kwan Yu cracked up and said, "No way, he would have to go to work everyday! He makes movies, and he is not a television person!" She also pointed out that she would save her husband to be the general for the movies she would make. He would even discipline her like a parent.

Kwan Yu was still full of dreams about making movies, and even admitted that she would like to win Best Actress once more. She would not care whether it would be the Hong Kong Film Award, as long as it was a Best Actor that the world would recognize and agree with. This was also her motivation for making movies. Earlier at the Hong Kong Film Awards her ZERO TO HERO (MAMA DIK SUN KEI SIU JI) lost to Cya Liu. Would she feel very disappointed? Kwan Yu said, "I would not be very disappointed. The nominees were very strong, and each had their own destiny. I wouldn't be very disappointed, just a little!" Speaking of CHILLI LAUGH STORY (HOP GA LAT)'s current box office of HK$ 30 million, she said that she was very pleased and would be interested in making a sequel.

Has she consoled her film co-star Edan Lui Cheuk On, whose have been off since the MIRROR concert accident? Kwan Yu admitted, "Absolutely, whether from the back or in the front I would continue to support him. We would continue to offer her roles in our movies. (Did he feel lost and need to talk?) He did not need to talk. He is very tough, I didn't say anything lame to him." She also revealed that Edan was studying acting during this period of time. Did she feel MIRROR should resume work? Kwan Yu said that she was only an observer and not at liberty to say anything. "They have a lot of difficulties, no one wanted this tragedy to happen. I hope the injured would soon well soon and everyone would have a perfect ending. I could only support them from here. 12 children have the support of the people of Hong Kong, they are the future Hong Kong talent. With the sudden accident, let them digest a little. Later with suitable jobs I would approach them."


Louis Koo brings the helmet from the film to promote in the Mainland

Louis Koo has been promoting hard, even making rare appearances online 

MOON MAN has a head start and better scheduling than WARRIORS OF FUTURE
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The Louis Koo Tin Lok and Sean Lau Ching Wan starred science fiction film is currently in release in the Mainland, after 9 days in release it has made around 320 million yuan RMB. It would need more of a push to be able to break even. In recent months Goo Jai has been actively promoting in the Mainland, he even joked that anyone who has seen the movie would be his wife.

A science fiction war recently began in the Mainland film industry! The Mainland star Shen Teng starred MOON MAN and the Louis Koo Tin Lok produced and starred WARRIORS OF FUTURE (MING YUT JIN GEI) have been the focus. Because MOON opened a week earlier, it had the early advantage. After 16 days it made 2.3 billion yuan RMB, thus its scheduling remained high and forced the August 5th release WARRIORS OF FUTURE into a hard battle. With less scheduling than MOON, after 9 days in release the film made 320 million yuan RMB. The film cost over 390 million yuan RMB. According to industry insiders, with Mainland marketing, distribution cost, cinema cost and other numerous expenses the box office would have to reach 3 times the investment in order to break even. Thus WARRIORS truly needed to work very hard!

Rarely in the Mainland in recent years due to the pandemic, Koo Tin Lok did not dare to hesitate. Earlier he attended a Mainland premiere then began a series of promotional events, including live online broadcast. Wherever he went a large group of female fans would surround him! Two nights ago he brought his new film's symbol helmet to attend the Beijing International Film Festival. During his interview he even tossed out a joke to fans who have been following him for the past few days. "All those who have seen WARRIORS OF FUTURE are my wives!"

Aside from Koo Tin Lok, Joey Yung Cho Yi, Daniel Wu (Ng Yin Cho) also cheered him on on social media. Ng Yin Cho pointed out that Koo Tin Lok was his idol. "We can all see his innovation and persistence in film. To be able to spend a lot of time just to finish a dream truly is very cool! From now on he is my armor god!" Hopefully wave after wave of promotional strategies would make the movie reach even higher box office.

The 12th Beijing International Film Festival yesterday opened in Beijing. Best Actress Kara Wai Ying Hung with her new film SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE (YUT LO TUNG HUNG) attended. At the after screening forum Wai Ying Hung revealed that the film was a new director's work. With the limited budget, she was willing to lower her salary to reduce the new generation of directors. She hoped that Mainland viewers would go to the movies for Hong Kong films.

The film SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE was based on a real story about a visually impaired couple and their daughter. Judy Chu Fung Han directed, Edmond Wong Chi Wun, Ng Kin Hung produced, Wai Ying Hung, Hugo Goh (Ng Toi Yung) and Karena Ng Chin Yu starred along with Janis Chan Bui Yi, Angus Yeung Tin Yue in the film. At the forum, "the family of three" Wai Ying Hung, Ng Toi Yung and Ng Chin Yu appeared together and talked about the movie production.

Ng Toi Yung said that because someone in his family was also visually impaired, he was no stranger to them. During the production he also discovered the visually impaired were optimistic and strong, which was very moving. Three time Hong Kong Film Award Best Actress Wai Ying Hung shared her memories from the production process, saying that playing a visually impaired person was an extraordinary experience. before the shoot she wore glasses that impaired her vision and sensed how hard being visually impaired was. She said in particular that her greatest motivation of making this film was using practical action to support the new generation of directors. She did not mind how much the salary was, as she truly hoped that viewers would go to the movies more she used action to support the new directors' new films. Actor Ng Chin Yu said that she was very lucky to work with elders of substance. In particular the mother and the daughter argument svcene was very memorable, and she gained a lot from it.

Friday, August 12, 2022


Clarence Chang and Josephine Siao 

Andrew Chan, Kelly Gu and Andrea So (right) cheer on elder Wu Fung
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Clarence Chang was a elder in the news world.  Known as Lord Chang, he passed away in his sleep at age 82

When Clarence Chang received the Academy of Performing Arts honorary doctorate degree, wife Josephine Siao was on hand to share the joy.

Josephine Siao and Clarence Chang celebrated their 40th anniversary two years ago

The entire family was present at their elder daughter's wedding
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Wu Fung rehearses for his Hong Kong Coliseum concert next month

Kelly Gu, Andrew Chan and Andrea So would be concert guests

Gigi Wong reveals that she would be in the play ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES for 4 shows next month

Yu Mo Lin promotes her autobiography, the proceeds of which would be entirely donated to the Children's Cancer Foundation
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Famous film star Josephine Siao Fong Fong's husband, Hong Kong news veteran Clarence Chang Ching-Po passed away two days ago at age 82. Chang Ching-Po and Siao Fong Fong were married for 42 years and were always very loving; Siao Fong Fong could not be in more sorrow from the sudden loss of the pillar of her life.

Siao Fong Fong yesterday confirmed the news of her husband Chang Ching-Po's passing. "News veteran Mr. Chang Ching-Po yesterday around 4 AM passed away in his sleep at age 82." Siao Fong Fong also described Chang Ching-Po as a heavyweight figure in the news world, the pillar of her life. Suddenly losing his support, she was in great sorrow. According to his family Chang Ching-Po was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May. He had two bile duct non invasive operations. Three days before his condition rapidly deteriorated. His wife, daughters, son in law, son in law to be, grandchild were all by his side. Chang Ching-Po passed away peacefully. The funeral will be in low key private affair.

Chang Ching-Po was Siao Fong Fong's second husband. Siao Fong Fong had a short 3 year marriage with Charlie Chin (Chun Cheung Lam), but due to more time apart than together after marriage and Chun Cheung Lam continuously appeared in gossip it ended in a divorce. Fong Fong later ran into a good friend of many years Chang Ching-Po and in 1980 they wed. They had two daughters. In their 42 year marriage, they were a loving couple and often attended public event together. Siao Fong Fong's ear ailment grew more and more severe in recent years, Chang Ching-Po was always by her side as her guide and navigator. They each served the community on their own and made great contributions. In 2010, Chang Ching-Po received the Academy of Performing Arts honorary doctorate degree. His wife Siao Fong Fong congratulated him in person; when Siao Fong Fong in 2015 received the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Fellowship, Chang Ching-Po was on hand to support her.

Known as "Lord Chang", Chang Ching-Po was the founder of the Hong Kong television news standards. He served as in the experienced management level with different media outlets and made great contributions to Hong Kong television broadcasting. He founded the Chinese language television live news broadcast, as well the "main anchor reporting" news format. He also brought in satellite technology to enable Hong Kong to receive news from around the world and Hong Kong media outlets to join the global media world. Chang Ching-Po worked as the chief in editor at the AFP Hong Kong branch, and at many television stations like RTV, TVB, and STAR TV as the news department camera man, reporter, news editor, television news program producer, television news department supervisor, television and broadcasting program chief director. In sporting event coverage, Chang was the global professional broadcasting alliance Olympic committee member, Asian broadcasting union Olympic committee supervisor, World Cup broadcasting operation organization supervisor, 2008 Beijing Olympic Games committee professional member among others.

Started in 1972, Chang Ching-Po at the Hong Kong Baptist University's previous incarnation the Baptist College taught news broadcasting. His first class of students included many current Hong Kong television organization high ranking executives or Hong Kong news industry supervisors. Chang Ching-Po after leaving his media jobs in recent years also taught four media department related bachelor degree courses at the Hong Kong Baptist University. Chang Ching-Po's passing left many in the news world deeply shocked and saddened, as many remembered "Lord Chang" in their posts.

Gigi Wong Suk Yi expressed regret after hearing the news yesterday. She remembered when she was at RTV, she was in the second training class. Early on she was chosen to be a news anchor. At the time Chang Ching-Po was in charge of the news department, for while she was working opposite him and thus they became very familiar. In Wong Suk Yi's impression, Chang Ching-Po was Mr. Nice Guy, well learned and cultured. Only in recent years they rarely saw each other. The last time as many years ago at a birthday banquet.

Among the past Cantonese film era film industry's "Seven Princess", Siao Fong Fong was fourth and was closed with the fifth sister Nancy Sit Ka Yin. About the passing of her "fourth brother in law" Chang Ching-Po, Sit Ka Yin said, "I feel very saddened inside, because Fourth Brother in Law always loved Fong Fong very much. They were very loving." Sister Ka Yin pointed out that she believed Fong Fong would certainly be very heartbroken and sent her condolences. She also knew that Siao would be very busy with the funeral, so she did not dare to bother her and only sent a text to console her. She also left a message asking Siao to inform her when the memorial event would be. However so far she still has not received a reply from Fong Fong. She also understood that she must be very busy right now.

Wu Fung was stunned when asked about the passing of Siao Fong Fong's husband Chang Ching-Po. His eyes turned red as he bitterly chuckled. Then his face darkened as he said, "How can this happen?" He said that he has kept in touch with Siao Fong Fong. Last week they also communicated over the mobile phones but she did not mention it; he then sentimentally sighed and went silent.

Thursday, August 11, 2022


Keung To is currently on break and unable to promote the film

"Ginger Candies" are all over the shopping center

MAMA's director Kearen Pang and star Teresa Mo both praise Keung To's outstanding acting.

Albert Yeung and William Chan host the cinema opening ceremony
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Despite being absent from their film premiere, Keung To and Jer's fans still filled the shopping center in support

When Teresa Mo saw the program for the first time, she could not help but say she really missed her onscreen sons Keung To and Jer

Director Kearen pang leads the cast in the promotion

William Chan shows support for his company at the premiere

Michelle Wai and Simon Yam 
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The MAMA'S AFFAIR team attends an audience appreciation event

Both Michelle Wai and Simon Yam have nothing but praise for Teresa Mo
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The Emperor Cinemas Times Square opening ceremony and the film MAMA'S AFFAIR (AH MA YAU JOR DAI YI GOR)'s premiere took place two nights ago. Emperor Group chief Albert Yeung Sau Sing, vice chair Gilbert Yeung Ching Lung, guests Simon Yam Tat Wa, William Chan Wai Ting, Alex Fong Chung Shun, Catherine Chau Ka Yi and Michelle Wai Sze Nga host the unveiling ceremony. Chan Wai Ting has not returned to Hong Kong in two and a half years. He was very happy to be able to return to Hong Kong for his new film BAU LIT DIM (EXPLOSION POINT) because he missed Mommy very much. As for his love life, he joked that his mother only wanted him to focus on work.

Chan Wai Ting wore a cap to pretend his new film BAU LIT DIM's silver hair look could not be unveiled yet. However 10 years after AS THE LIGHT GOES OUT (GAU FOR YING HUNG), he finally had a chance to return to Hong Kong for a movie. William revealed that due to the pandemic he has not returned to Hong Kong in two and a half years. Speaking of his Mainland salary swelling to tens of millions, he admitted that he felt very honored to return to Hong Kong and work with Director Dante Lam Chiu Yin and Nick Cheung Ka Fai. "So it's not a money issue. I haven't made a movie in Hong Kong in too long. I would have done it for free!" Has he already made a lot in the Mainland? He humbly said that was not the case. In the film he and Cheung Ka Fai had many scenes together. They also had to fight each other. However the director told him long ago to prepare him mentally for it. He even got his gun certification in Beijing for taking the role so he would have more knowledge about guns and be more familiar when holding a gun.

However William said that he still had to pay off his commercial debt. After finishing the film in October he would return to Beijing. Boss Yeung Sau Sing revealed that he was expected to be in two more films. William said that they probably would not start production so soon, but he would like to return to Hong Kong more. "Because I really miss Mommy, earlier she went to visit the set in the Mainland. However she is getting older, I don't want her to be in a quarantine alone!" Has Mommy told him not to just worry about making money? He said, "She told me not to come back!" Has Mommy asked him to bring his girlfriend (model He Sui) to see her? William said, "No, she only wants me to focus on work." He also revealed that he was the youngest in the family, his sisters had a children. Mommy still cared for him like a child. Every night she would wait at home until 3 or 4 AM for him to get off work. She would even present him with a bowl of warm soup. "Although I will be 37 soon and no longer the little baby in her hert, I am still rather moved. Mommy, my sister in law and I were born on the same day and month, so we are especially close."

Yam Tat Wa's film SEPTET (CHUT YUN LOK DUI) is in release. He said that he has worked with all seven directors like Ringo Lam Lan Tung, Johnnie To Kei Fung, Tsui Hark, Ann Hui On Wa and others. He was truly very lucky. This film was a good demonstration, in 10 or 20 years new directors would be able to make movies in this direction. "Actually every industry needs to pass the torch, new directors also need to continue to persist." Brother Wa in the film participated in the late director Lam Lan Tung's story. He admitted that it was especially sentimental and sad. "Ah Tung was a great director. In recent years he didn't want to stay in Hong Kong and went all over, but he actually really missed Hong Kong. Although the world had many places that were prettier than Hong Kong, his heart was still in Hong Kong and he had this nostalgia."

In addition, Wai Sze Nga just returned from visiting New Zealand. She said that she went a 7 day vacation. Other than the flight she actually only had 4 and a half days, but she was fully recharged upon her return. She revealed that she went with female friends, but she felt a little down from seeing how few people were at the airport. New Zealand's temperature was around 13 or 14 degrees Celsius. She had to wear a thick coat but when she looked outside her vehicle girls were only in tank tops. She also said that she did not get lucky on this trip. Wai Sze Nga revealed that she has been busy with moving. She would rent out her own property, and the new home she would rent would be more convenient for her to shoot live streaming videos. She also jokingly told Carlos Chan Ka Lok not to move into the district and become her neighbor, but she guessed that ka Lok would move soon, probably to build a new love nest for when he and Shiga Lin wed.

MAMA's actors Teresa Mo Shun Kwan, Law Wing Cheong, Tang Lai Ying, Kaki Sham, Chan Chung Chak, Tsang Lok Tung, Gigi Cheung Man Chi, and Shu Man attended two nights ago. Only the two leads Keung To and Jer Lau Ying Ting due to the MIRROR concert accident were taking time off and did not appear. However over 100 fans still showed their support. Keung To shared the videos that the fan club shot at the event and posted, "Thank you for your hard work."

Playing "Jer Ma" in the film, Best Actress Mo Shun Kwan talked about her relationship with Keung To and Jer. She said, "At first when Keung To caught the director's eyes, at the time I still had no idea who he was. Later He watched his performance during the contest and felt that this person was very attractive, I ended up really liking him. Later I took part in the audition and finally the just as charming Jer."

Reportedly, MAMA'S AFFAIR cost around HK$ 10 million. The government's funding amount was HK$ 4 million. The Hong Kong Film Development Council chief Dr. Wong Ying Wai said, "The government would continue through the Film Development Fund to promote even more subject and more variety in domestic film productions and promote the film industry's long term development."