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|Carina Lau says finding financing is the hardest part of a film production|
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|Natalie Tong does not give chewing gum to Philip Keung for their kiss scene|
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The Lunar New Year film MOTHER IN LAW VS. SON IN LAW (NGOR
DIK CHING DIK NUI SAI) yesterday worked on a Lunar New Year dragon and
lion dance at the Tai Po Lam Village Wishing Tree. Actors Carina Lau Ka
Ling, Simon Yam Tat Wa, Vincy Chan (Wing Yi), Sherman Chung Shu Man,
Philip Keung Ho Man, Natalie Tong Sze Wing and Mak Ling Ling participated.
Yet yesterday under the heat, Yam Tat Wa came to the shoot at 6AM.
Although he only wore a tee shirt he was still drenched in sweat. He said
that he almost had to dress once a hour. By the afternoon he already
changed ten shirts. Lau Ka Ling remained calm despite being in a long
sleeve top. Brother Wa said, "With the goddess here I am especially
passionate. She is making me sweat. She is way too hot!" Ka Ling said,
"When I worked on Tsui Hark's film in Beijing it was no small matter
either. That is how making a movie is, you don't get to complain!"
Brother Wa in the film played a "chop shop king". Later due to
Ka Ling's goddess influence he became good. After remodeling the chop
shop he rented the place to young people for two bucks. The film was
very positive. He also believed that filmmaking would one day come
true! He even said that if he had money he too would rent cheap for people
to do business. Reporters joked that with all his properties around the
world he was already rich. Brother Wa stated, "I have rented to people
cheap! Otherwise they wouldn't still rent from me. Even the store front
was rented for over 10 years, which proved that I am a good owner!" Would
Ka Ling have properties all over the world like Brother Wa? Brother Wa
chimed in, "She could take 30 of mine with one of hers!" Ka Ling admitted
that she and Brother Wa have studied property investment, but they had
different ideas. She felt that more properties would instead be more
burdens. She would have to find people to live in them and hire people,
even pay management fee, maintenance fee, all of which were rather
troublesome. As she grew, her thinking was changing too. Now investment
would be riskier so she would choose to be in business.
Speaking of many actors and singers as guest stars in this film,
each one has asked Ka Ling for a photo. Ka Ling said, "The director has
the most and often put them on social media. However this time has been
the most enjoyable. I ran into many former colleagues and old friends!"
Brother Wa agreed, "This time I saw many former TVB colleagues and many
new singers. Making one movie felt like making 50, it really has been
The Lau Ka Ling produced for the first time and starred, Ng Siu
Hin, Tse Kwan Ho and Jennifer Yu Heung Yi starred film IN YOUR DREAMS (YI
CHING CHUN DIK MING YI) was selected to be the Hong Kong Asian Film
Festival 2017's opening film and competition. Ka Ling admitted that it
was very encouraging because she felt that now making a movie is very
hard. Finding an investor was very difficult, the lack of money made
every step uneasy. Once the financing was in place naturally
professionals would participate. For this film she did not take a salary.
William Chang Suk Ping also did not charge her for helping with the
editing. Even the cinematographer was on a volunteer basis. She said,
"Hong Kong has the technical personnel, but due to market accommodation
now they have to make co-productions. However good movies would always
have an audience. How else would there be a 5.6 billion box office!"
Brother Wa agreed, "As long as the subject is fresh, Hong Kong film
would always have their own uniqueness!"
Philip Keung Ho Man in MOTHER IN LAW VS. SON IN LAW (NGOR
DIK CHING DIK NUI SAI) played Simon Yam Tat Wa's nemesis since childhood
but was often bullied by Brother Wa. Brother Wa even won over the
goddess that they both liked. Natalie Tong Sze Wing played Brother Wa's
assistant, who handled the good and the bad for him.
Today they worked together for the first time and even had an
intimate kiss scene. They even had to have the instant click first love
feeling. Yet today the shoot took place under the blazing sun in the
Lam Village in Tai Po. Hak Jai joked that he knew Sze Wing was some more
resistant of her co-stars and would give them chewing gum. Luckily that
day she did not give him any. Sze Wing awkwardly laughed, "Usually the
co-stars are great, bu some would get chewing gums. I gave them to
(Benjamin) Yuen Wai Ho because he likes coffee too much and forgets that
he has the coffee stench!" Did she have any bad experience with a
co-star before? Sze Wing said, "Actually I would make some preparation
before any intimate scene. This time we start with a kiss scene, but
Hak Jai is pretty good!" Hak Jai said, "Great!"
Earlier for Kristal Tin Yui Nei's birthday, Sze Wing made her a
cake. The theme was Super Woman because Ah Tin at work and among her
friends was indeed Super Woman.