Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Simon Yam will act, photograph and direct
Nick Cheung will not know more about his directing debut until the middle of next month
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With over 36 years in the film industry, Simon Yam Tat Wa years ago missed co-directing BOARDING GATE with Maggie Cheung Man Yuk's former husband Olivier Assayas because he was working on a Johnnie To Kei Fung film. However he recently has been rumored to work with Fruit Chan Gor and Lawrence Ah Mon (Lau Kwok Cheung) on a a ghost film. They each would be responsible for a 30 minute story like THREE (SAM GAN). Reportedly Brother Wa will be responsible for the part that was partially adapted from novelist Lillian Lee Bik Wa's script. The "virgin" inevitably was nervous. Just returning from work in Korea he has been busy with meetings with the team to prepare for the shoot.

Coincidentally, earlier Nick Cheung Ka Fai admitted that later he will direct a ghost film. In support of local production, he was even willing to reduce his salary. However the project will not have further news until the middle of the next month at the soonest. Brother Wa successfully cut the line as his film is tentatively scheduled to start on the 28th. No casting decision has been made yet.

Brother Wa was asked about the story. "I really can't talk about it yet. (Who will be the lead actress?) It may not have one. With elementary school graduation work like mine, if I make myself look bad it's not important. There is no point to mess with pretty girls. (Will you reduce salary in support of local production?) No, I will act, director and be the third photographer, I am no different from a chore boy. Of course I have to get more of a raise." Wa Jai stated that this was the first time he was willing to be a "chore boy" mainly because the ghost film subject was attractive. He also hoped to promote the Hong Kong emotion after ECHOES OF THE RAINBOW (SHUI YUET SUN TAU).

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