Thursday, October 31, 2019


courtesy of

Artists Candy Yu On On, Gillian Chung Yun Tung and Ling Man Lung put a lot of thought into their movie MISSING (SUK JUNG). Yu On On for her character made herself looked more weary. "During the shoot I deliberately didn't sleep to have even darker eye circles!" When Siu Lung had to hike in the heat, On On was not in the scene but still showed up to support him -- much to the envy of her "daughter" Chung Yun Tung, as she joked that she was playing favorites with her god son.

Playing Siu Lung's mother, Josephine Koo Mei Wa admitted that she felt very guilty. "My character is a deranged mother with violent tendencies, in almost every scene I hit Siu Lung. I feel very sorry." However he not only did not get mad but even praised her for taking care of her junior colleagues. To be able to work with her was his honor.


courtesy of
Kenny Kwan and Irene Wan
Alice Chan
Ashina Kwok
courtesy of
Irene Wan and Hanna Chan
courtesy of

Irene Wan Bik Ha, Kenny Kwan Chi Bun, Hanna Chan, Xenia Chong Shui Yi, Alice Chan Wai and others starred in the film THE FALLEN (DOR LOK FA), which held its premiere two nights ago at the 16th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival. Wan Bik Ha and Hanna Chan in THE FALLEN had a kiss scene, both said that they were "nervous" about watching this scene again. Wan Bik Ha revealed that the she made even greater sacrifice for the film, in order to bring the drug addict to life she needed to maintain the strung out look. However the result made her feel it was worth the effort.

Wan Bik Ha and Hanna Chan in THE FALLEN had a kiss scene. They both said that they were "nervous". Hanna Chan said, "I look forward to watching it at the movies for the first time. The shoot didn't feel different, but when I saw this scene during voice work I was very embarrassed, a little awkward. Actually the difference was huge. I didn't tell my parents about this scene before, I rarely mention work with them. (Is this the farthest you have gone?) A little, actually last time G AFFAIRS (G SAK) was more daring. As long as the script is good I wouldn't set any bottom line."

Despite all of her acting experience, Wan Bik Ha blushed when she saw this scene. She said, "This scene was very well made, the most important was that it was aesthetically beautiful. For me it wasn't 'child's play', it was a great sacrifice for me. In order to play the drug addict role, I didn't dare to eat much during the shoot. To get into character I drank a lot, went from 48 to 45 kg and lost 5 pounds as I had to maintain the strung out look. (Did your husband's heart ache?) When I see the result I feel it's worth the effort. Tonight my husband is here to show his support. Earlier I didn't tell him about this kiss scene. Seeing such a great breakthrough for my character this time, I hope to give him a pleasant surprise because he is my fan."

Kenny was asked about the production halt of his film SINGER AND STRANGER (YUM SING DIK NEI) due to financial problems, he admitted, "Because an investor backed out the production has to be temporarily halted. We need seven figures to wrap it up. The company and the director are working hard on raising the money and looking for a white knight. Currently the film is already half finished. The important scene that I practiced a long time for earlier hasn't been shot yet. At the end year of the I would shoot a photo books overseas. In January next year I have another new film. I already have an understanding with Bak Ji (Michael Ning). I would try to coordinate with resuming the production. I hope to finish it before the end of the year. (Is Emperor interested in investing?) Yes, but a lot of documents and financing are involved, I would quietly wait for good news. (Would you invest personally?) How can I? I am just a speck of dust. If I have to spit out the salary to help I wouldn't mind, but it just wouldn't help much."

Wednesday, October 30, 2019


courtesy of
courtesy of
Wong Yau Nam and Tsui Tin Yau basically have no exchange at all
Michael Ning admits that his work schedule has been thrown into chaos
courtesy of

The 16th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2019 two nights ago held an opening ceremony. CIAO UFO (JOI GEIN UFO) and LION ROCK (SI JI SHAN SEUNG) became this year's opening films. Artists Michelle Wai Sze Nga, Alex Lam Tak Shun, Michael Ning (Bak Ji), Wong Yau Nam and others appeared. Carlos Chan Ka Lok served as the film festival ambassador.

Lam Tak Shun and Wai Sze Nga worked together for the first time on the film LION ROCK, in which they played a couple. Lam Tak Shun praised her as a good co-star, as they were able to make up for the other's shortcoming. He admired her courage and focus the most. They even had a bed scene, but they only chatted in bed. Lam Tak Shun said that watching this scene back, the dialogue made him tear eyed.

Wai Sze Nga continued, "In the film I am the woman behind him, with a line that spoke of the pain of women, 'If there will be next life, I definitely won't choose you.' (Is Lam Tak Shun the type you like?) Absolutely, he is so handsome. However he has a special quality. Whenever he does something wrong as long as he smiles and says sorry to you, the other half would soften and definitely forgive him. Thus the women around him have to be careful, being a friend would be a little better."

They would like the chance to work together again. Are they confident that they would become a "couple team"? Wai Sze Nga said, "I hope next time we can make a romance." Lam Tak Shun grinned and said, "I will try to get the production started."

Wong Yau Nam got along very well with the child actor who played him. Originally named Wong Tak Him, Yau Nam said, "We are both called Him Jai. Actually at first we looked for child actors as we shot, because finding someone who had two dimples and was able to remember the line really wasn't easy. The director said that Him Jai's mischievous personality was like mine. He has liked acting since he was very little." Yau Nam earlier guest starred in the new film ONE SEC (YUT MIU KUEN WONG), in which he also worked with a child actor. He even had to slap the child actor in front of his parents, which he was very reluctant to do but also very awkward!

Speaking of Shine's break up, Yau Nam said, "Early this year we met and decided to work on our development and focus on our own work. Earlier the management company has already responded. Ultimately we will reunite at a suitable time. (Has your work been affected?) I haven't thought much about it, when I am not working I would practice my guitar playing. I would fully prepare and improve myself."

Michael Ning (Bak Ji)'s film with Kenny Kwan Chi Bun and Cherry Ngan Cheuk Ling, SINGER AND STRANGER (YUM SING DIK NEI) suddenly halted production. Bak Ji two nights ago revealed that because one of the investor backed out, the production had to find new financing. Right now he is waiting for work to resume.

He said, "The film for now has completed half its production, the final notice was around Kwan Chi Bun's concert. It would be very regrettable if it would be scrapped. As far as I know the director is applying for funding with the government. He has edited some footage to apply and the reaction has been pretty good. Thus the director and everyone are confident that work would resume at the end of the year." As for messing up other projects, he said, "It would, but everyone are united to finish this because the film is great. We still haven't reached the meat of the shoot, which would be about forming a band to participate in a music festival. It would be its biggest scene." Bak Ji ran into this type of situation for the first time. He joked that he might have made less movies. Has he been paid in full? He said, "Because the film hasn't been completed, not getting the final payment yet is very normal. It absolutely isn't a late or owed salary situation."


courtesy of
courtesy of
courtesy of

The Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Miriam Yeung Chin Wa, Alex Man Chi Leung, Cheung Tat Ming, Nina Paw Hee Ching starred, Wong Hing Fan directed I'M LIVIN' IT (MAK LO YUN) became a part of 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival Asian Future section. Two days ago its world premiere took place. The intricate performance touched fans and viewers from Hong Kong, Japan and overseas, as many broke into tears. After the screening the film received 5 minute long applause.

Kwok Fu Sing in the film played an unemployed and downtrodden financial elite, Sing Sing in order to shape the character revealed that at night he would visit these 24 hour fast food shops to experience the "McRefugee" actual condition. Sing Sing said, "I really was moved. When I watched this film with the audience the experience was very deep. My character touched me. Actually every actor was very focused. I hope to be able to make a movie that the entire world would understand." Working with Yeung Chin Wa for the first time on film, Sing Sing praised her as being very suitable for the role. He said, "Chin Wa is very smart and truss the director. Each actor tells a story of different human nature and brings about a movie of love to everyone; congratulation to the director for such a good performance from his first film."

The event also arranged for an autograph session for 100 viewers. Because the overwhelming viewer response, although the remaining hundreds of viewers did not receive a film poster, they were still able to come in close contact with Sing Sing and Chin Wa.


courtesy of

The Fung Chih Chiang (Fung Chi Keung) directed and written suspense A WITNESS OUT OF THE BLUE (FAN JUI YIN CHEUNG) starred Louis Koo Tin Lok, Jessica Hester Hsuan (Suen Huen), Louis Cheung Kai Chung and Cherry Ngan Cheuk Ling. In the story a fugitive was found dead in an industrial building but the loot vanished. The only witness to the murder was a parrot. As the police began its investigation it discovered a case within a case, from which the mystery of the murderer was uncovered.

Using a parrot as the only surviving witness of the murder, Fung Chih Chiang said that he had a parrot at home when he was little. When Mama was not at home and he would watch television instead of doing homework, Mama would find out anyway. Thus he suspected that the parrot told on him. He said, "If the parrot was the witness then it would know about the entire murder. The parrot only has the intelligence of a 5 year old and at the same time it has the ability to speak. I thought that Cheung Kai Chung as a cop taking a statement from the parrot would be pretty interesting, so the story developed from there."

Fung Chi Keung said that the parrot disliked heat. It had special personnel to care for it on the set, and a fan to cool it down. However Cheung Kai Chung was afraid of parrots but he had no idea. He said, "When I first discussed the script with Cheung Kai Chung, I told him that this character would act with a parrot. I even asked him if he was afraid of animals? He said no problem at all. I didn't know until later when I read his interviews." Shooting a jewelry store robbery scene at an actual location, Fung Chi Keung stated that since all the preparation was done before hand it went very smoothly. The only concern was rain. Instead the most difficult part of having a dozen or so actors appearing in this scene was how to express each person's personality and their connections. For him each scene would be about each character, even gun fights and action scenes would be able to express the characters' emotions. This film the most important difference between this film and other action films.

When choosing to write a suspense, did he consider that the audience would have an easier time getting into it? Fung Chi Keung said, "My method is to get into each character to look at the whole thing once. No matter the size of the role, I would look at the entire incident from a creator's angle. After getting into character I would naturally know what to do. I would pretend that I am Suen Huen, Goo Jai, Sit Hoi Kei, using every angle to look at this matter. Naturally the whole thing would come alive."

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

[2019.10.30] FOR THE WEEK ENDING OCTOMBER 27 2019

For the week ending Sunday November 27 2019
Photos courtesy of Yahoo! Movies Hong Kong

    d. Alice Waddington
    Emma Roberts, Danielle McDonald, Akwafina, Eiza Gonzalez,
      Milla Jovovich, Jeremy Irvine,

  Can : Ngor Wor Ngor Dik Jo Gok
  Lit : Me and My Ancestral Nation
    d. Chen Kaige, Zhang Yibai, Guan Hu, Xue Xiaolu,
      Xu Zheng, Ning Hao, Wen Muye, Vivian Qu
    Huang Bo, Zhang Yi, Liu Tao, Du Jiang, Ge You, Song Jia,
      Liu Haoran, Chen Feiyu, Simon Yam Tat Wa, Wang Tianchen, Tong Liya,
      Zhang Jiayi, Wang Qianyuan, Oho Ou, Kara Wai Ying Hung
  Rating : I
  Length : 158 mins.
  Opening October 1 2019

    Seven renowned filmmakers each find inspiration from the 70-year history of new China to tell moving stories about the close ties between everyday people and their nation. Focusing on historical events in this important era, the concept of everyday people sharing seemingly far yet close connections with the government will awaken a shared connection among Chinese people around the world.

    The Eve directed by GUAN Hu, starring HUANG Bo - Oct. 1, 1949, the People's Republic of China was founded.

    Passing By directed by ZHANG Yibai, starring ZHANG Yi, REN Suxi - Oct. 16, 1964, China successfully exploded its first atomic bomb.

    Champion directed by XU Zheng, starring LIU Tao - Aug. 8, 1984, China Women's Volleyball team won the Olympic championship, becoming the first to win championships titles in the three major international competitions of volleyball.

    Going Home directed by XUE Xiaolu, starring DU Jiang, Simon YAM, Kara WAI - July 1, 1997, Hong Kong returned to China.

    Hello, Beijing directed by NING Hao, starring GE You - The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games open on Aug. 8, 2008.

    One For All directed by WEN Muye, starring SONG Jia - Sept. 3, 2015, the military parade marked the 70th anniversary of victory over Japan.

    The Guiding Star directed by CHEN Kaige, starring LIU Haoran and Arthur CHEN - Nov. 18, 2016, the return capsule of China's Shenzhou-11 spacecraft landed successfully.

    d. Johannes Roberts
    Sophie Nelisse, Corinne Foxx, Brianne Tju, Sistine Rose Stallone

  Can : Ngor Wor Fu Chun Dik FINAL FANTASY XIV
    d. Teruo Noguchi, Kiyoshi Yamamoto
    Kentaro Sakaguchi, Kotaro Yoshida
  Rating : I
  Length : 115 mins.
  Opening October 17 2019
  Trailer :

    A workaholic father suddenly quit his job. His wife and daughter watch him from afar as he stares blankly at the TV all day long. Akio, driven by his wish to know what’s going on in his father’s mind, comes up with a plan. He decides to invite him to the online world of FINAL FANTASY, which they used to play together when he was a little boy. There, while remaining an anonymous avatar, he and his dad would go on adventures together. Akio proceeds with his plan with help from his online friends whose real faces and names he knows nothing about. However, Akio has no idea that his dad has a secret, something he has kept all to himself—

    d. Michael Engler
    Tuppence Middleton, Matthew Goode, Maggie Smith

    d. Ang Lee
    Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen

    d. Ruben Fleischer
    Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin,
      Zoey Deutch,

  Can : Fan Jui Yin Cheung
  Lit : Crime Scene
    d. Fung Chih Chiang (Fung Chi Keung)
    Louis Koo Tin Lok, Louis Cheung Kai Chung,
      Jessica Hester Hsuan (Suen Huen), Cherry Ngan Cheuk Ling,
      Philip Keung Ho Man, Fiona Sit Hoi Kei,
      Andy Tien (On Chi Kit), Ling Man Lung, Sam Lee Chan Sam,
      Deep Ng Ho Hong , Annie Liu (Lau Sum Yau),
      Jacky Cai Jie, Ng Siu Hin
      Chan Kwok Bong, Mak Cheung Ching, Deon Cheung Chung Chi,
      Tsui Kwong Lam, Patrick Tam Yiu Man, Aaron Chow Chi Kwan,
      German Cheung Man Kit, Jason Wu Cheuk Hei
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 104 mins.
  Opening October 18 2019 a the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival Preview
  Opening October 24 2019
  Trailer :

    A man is found dead inside an apartment with a strange noise, "Help! Help!" next to the body. Detective Frank Lam arrives at the scene with his commanding officer Yip Sir to find the sole survivor and eye witness. Yip Sir is convinced the deceased, Henry Tsui is killed by his partner in crime, Sunny Wong, when they had a fight over how to divvy up the loot from an armed robbery a month ago. When Frank confronts Sunny, Sunny denies all allegations and names Yip Sir as the killer. Frank's only hope in cracking the case lies in the not-so-human witness left at the scene of the crime.

    d. Todd Phillips
    Joaquin Phoenix, Robert DeNiro, Zazie Beetz,

    d. Joachim Ronning
    Angelina Jolie, Ella Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer

Monday, October 28, 2019


courtesy of
courtesy of
Zhang Ziyi confirms her pregnancy
SECRET DIARY OF A MOM-TO-BE's DaDa Chan and Kevin Chu
courtesy of

The Aaron Kwok Fu Sing and Miriam Yeung Chin Wa starred new film I'M LIVIN' IT (MAK LO YUN) was selected for the Tokyo Film Festival this year. Last night director Wong Hing Fan led Kwok Fu Sing and Yeung Chin Wa to attend the opening ceremony.

At the opening ceremony Sing Sing and Chin Wa showed off their English while speaking with many foreign media outlets. Most Japanese media were rather interested in the film's subject. Kwok Fu Sing even talked about the film. Some asked if Sing Sing and Chin Wa would miss their children, Chin Wa said, "Of course I would, because earlier I have been working away from home and constantly not in Hong Kong." In addition, her other mission was to go shopping, taking the chance to recharge and relax a little. Sing Sing said, "I would miss my children everyday, while at work I want to focus on work. After work I would really miss my family." Sing Sing and Chin Wa were rather supportive of the director since the film would be in competition. Tomorrow's premiere has already been sold out, as everyone looked forward to watching the film in its entirety for the first time on the big screen.

The film SECRET DIARY OF A MOM-TO-BE (BABY FOOK SAU GEI) also took to the red carpet to attend the film festival opening ceremony. Producer Liu Yuen Hung, director Luk Yee Sum, stars DaDa Chan Jing and Kevin Chu Kam Yin. Recently busy with work in the Mainland, Kevin flew from Shanghai at 5AM yesterday to Tokyo in order to promote the film. Kevin said, "Actually I am not too tired. This morning I slept very well, and I really look forward to the red carpet later and the world premiere in four days." DaDa revealed, "Kevin has many female Japanese fans asking him for pictures!" DaDa admitted that in order to be at her best for the opening ceremony red carpet, she has been on a lighter diet. "After the red carpet, tonight I can liberate my belly! This morning when I left in the evening gown, foreigners thought I was getting married! Haha."

Although the onscreen couple could not be more perfectly matched on the red carpet, they actually have not seen each other in a long time. Kevin said, "We haven't seen each other in three months, as soon as we did we seem like strangers! Actually I came to Japan earlier and even bought a gift for DaDa, but I never would have guessed that now that she is in Japan and I still haven't been able to give it to her yet."

Zhang Zyi will be the competition jury chair. She greeted everyone in Japanese on red carpet then expressed in English that she was very happy to be able to attend and wish that everyone would have a pleasant evening. Later Zhang Ziyi announced that she was pregnant for the second time online. "I am here to share my joy with everyone! Today I am the 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival jury chair. In the next 8 days I will vote with 4 other partners for 7 major awards among 14 films. Today my special identity is a professional mother to be for 30 weeks. I am incredibly proud of these two identities! I thank everyone for your care and support for me all along!"

Sunday, October 27, 2019


courtesy of
courtesy of
Kenneth Lai, Lau Wing Tai, Nick Cheung and Paul Sze
courtesy of

The Nick Cheung Ka Fai starred crime suspense GUILT BY DESIGN (CHUI MIN CHUI KUET) was written and directed by three new directors Kenneth Lai Siu Kwan, Paul Sze Pak Lam and Lau Wing Tai. Earlier the quartet promoted the film, which began with a murder case. in it Cheung Ka Fai, Kent Cheng Suk Si, Elaine Jin (Kam Yin Ling), Jo Kuk Cho Lam, Babyjohn Choi Hong Yik, Cecilia So Lai Shan and others formed the jury. Ka Fai was threatened and had to change the verdict with hypnosis to save his daughter. Ka Fai admitted that among the actors he had the best chemistry with Cheng Juk Si, who he felt was able to perform his limited role with each shot to its utmost. He felt that only veteran actors would be able to do that.

Having played a variety of roles, Ka Fai played a character that was different from before. In the film he played a psychologist and a hypnosis expert. Director Lai Siu Kwan said that after the script was done, Ka Fai was his first choice for actors because lately Ka Fai has played more action roles and had less quieter characters. This time Ka Fai's role was more dramatic and able to bring freshness to the audience. Sze Pak Lam said that the idea for the script started in 2015, as he wanted to talk about any loophole in the Hong Kong jury system. Wha would happen if a jury is threatened. They started thinking toward this direction but did not want to write too many court scenes. They had to come up with ideas to make the threat interesting. Thus they thought of using a hypnotist to influence other's decisions.

Ka Fai said that before the shoot he did not study hypnosis but two hypnosis experts were on the set. Has he been hypnotized? Ka Fai admitted, "I don't dare to be, as I am afraid that I would recite all of my bank accounts. I am also afraid of anything that might be hidden in my subconscious. If someone opens the lock, I wouldn't know what to do if I do something crazy after waking up."

Speaking of the most memorable scene, Ka Fai pointed out that he worked with many actors for the first time in the film. He and Cecilia So Lai Shan had a scene in which he hypnotized her. Afterward he felt that he really hypnotized her and she thought she was hypnotized. They both were in character. He felt that she was very passionate and tried her best in her performance.

As for the best chemistry, Ka Fai picked Kent Cheng Juk Si first. "In each shot he would use his limited role to make the most out of his performance. Only veteran actors would be able to do that. The exchange with him felt great, I was very happy to have this type of exchanges. Everyone would perform their roles to their utmost. Kam Yin Ling is a very stubborn actress, her performance is very detailed." Ka Fai admitted that the collaboration with the cast was pleasant, especially when everyone had to shoot in the jury room for a dozen or so days. If they were not serious and united, those days would have been hard. Fortunately no matter what age they were they all gave all they could and the collaboration was very harmonious.

Would the three directors strengthen their communication since they were shooting together? Ka Fai said that their job division was absolutely clear. They were the "dragon heads" on the set and would arrange everything before arriving at the set. Otherwise no one would have any idea where to go on the set. Did he give any "special treatment" in terms of salary? Ka Fai said, "I support local directors, money of course isn't a problem. We can work together in a variety of ways, money doesn't come first when trying to work out a collaboration."

In addition, the GUILT BY DESIGN script won awards at the 2016 Asian Film Financing Forum, the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Film NAFF 2016's MONEFF Award, Wave Lab Award and the Color Award.


courtesy of

Eddie Cheung Siu Fai, Nick Cheung Ka Fai, Vincent Wong Ho Shun and three directors Kenneth Lai Siu Kwan, Paul Sze Pak Lam and Lau Wing Tai earlier attended their film GUILT BY DESIGN (CHUI MIN CHOI KUET)'s audience appreciation event and meeting in Guangzhou. Many fans screamed, "I want to be hypnotized" and heated up the event.

This time Brother Fai played a veteran cop. Brother Fai said, "Actually this Tang Sir is very smart, very willing to accept challenges. Because Ka Fai in the film is a hypnotist, Ka Fai thinks that he can control me. have to go to the movies and see! (Which is the most memorable scene?) In one scene I sat in a vehicle and acted with myself. That scene had its difficulties, as I had to perform the confused state after being hypnotized......"

That night the film company originally arranged for just one audience appreciation show after the meeting. Many of Brother Fai's fans traveled a long way but was unable to get tickets for the show. They asked their idol for help. Brother Fai in order to keep the fans from being disappointed announced an additional audience appreciation show. Brother Fai said, "Since the fans came from so far away to support me, I of course don't want to disappoint them. I don't mind adding another audience appreciation event. The promoters also were very grateful because they originally wanted to add another show but were afraid that the actors' scheduled would pretend it. They didn't dare to say anything." The addition audience appreciation show was rapidly sold out. Some fans even brought a big box of coffee to thank Brother Fai.


Candy Yu is looking for investors for her "son" Kenny Kwan
courtesy of

Kenny Kwan Chi Bun, Michael Ning (Bak Ji), Cherry Ngan Cheuk Ling's film YUM SING DIK NEI (REBELLIOUS YOU) since starting production in August has already completed 1/3 of its shoot. In the film Kenny played a band lead singer. In order to play the role well he practiced playing the guitar like mad. In the film he and Cherry had many emotional scenes. Also in the film were Bak Ji, Anthony Chan Yau and Candy Yu On On. Originally the film was heating up in production, earlier due to financing issues the film suddenly halted production and disrupted the actors' schedules. For now the production had no date to resume as everyone's effort could be wasted at any moment!

Kenny's manager confirmed Mani Fok Man Hei admitted that the film ran into trouble and had to postpone its production. She said, "Right now I don't know when it will resume production. We have seen the footage so far, both Kenny and Bak Ji performed very well. If the film is scrapped it would be very regretful!" In September, Boy'z originally would reunite to perform a concert series. In the end Steven Cheung Chi Hung ran into a romantic scandal and the shows were cancelled. Kenny was so disappointed that he cried. Luckily his management company was able to turn the series into solo shows. Now that Kenny's movie also ran into trouble, would Emperor again lend a helping hand? Mani said, "If the price is reasonable, we would consider it."

Kenny's career in the Mainland in recent years have been so successful that he has purchased properties in Hong Kong and Canada. Yet lately his work in Hong Kong has made him "the god of the cursed". Would working in the Mainland be more advantageous to him? Kenny said, "Actually after coming back, many advertisers and film companies have approached me. Although my concert ran into a little trouble, the performance was very successful. Many people liked the show. I am very grateful to be able to develop my career in a place I like."

Kenny's onscreen mother Candy Yu On ON yesterday said that she has been helping with the film's search for a "white knight". She said, "Basically I am already done, with just one day of shoot left. I already got all my salary so I am unaffected. On the other hand many actors' scenes haven't been shot yet. My son (Kenny) this time performed very well and put a lot of effort into it. The story is very inspirational, very interesting, so I want to help and ask my friends if they would be interested in investing! The mother I play in the film is not the usual mother. The ones who play my children are all very good looking, I have another handsome son!"

Saturday, October 26, 2019


courtesy of

The "Kung fu queen" Sharon Yang (Yeung Pan Pan) founded National Art Brilliant Film Actor Stunt Training Base earlier officially opened at the Xiqiao Mountain National Art Film and Television City. The Hong Kong Stuntman Association, Pan Pan's elders and junior colleagues, Friends of Shaw, Hong Kong TVB, CTV, ATV era television on and off screams artist friends, Chin Siu Ho, Chin Kar Lok, Michelle Yim (Mai Suet), Man Suet Yi, Susan Shaw Yam Yam, Poon Chi Man, Cheung Lui showed their support. Friends Mai Suet and Man Suet Yi led almost 100 people to the Foshan Xiqiao Mountain National Art Film and Television Base to cheer on Pan Pan. Pan Pan's heart and determination were very touching. Everyone went to support him in hopes that she would train talent for film and television, Pan Pan was very moved! She said that aside from teaching kung fu action actor technique but also life to the students.

Yeung Pan Pan started studying martial art since age 4. She often performed high difficult stunts all over. At age 9 she started as a child film star, able to perform Beijing Opera, classical dance, calligraphy. She still passionately loves kung fu now, having had help from many elders and masters. When she heard that the industry would soon have no successor, she did not want any talent gap as she hoped to be able to keep it going. Also because National Art boss Checkley Sin Kwok Lam said to her, "Why don't you come up to the Xiqiao Mountain National Art Film and Television City and work together on film and television stunt actor training, many collaboration format would be fine. You would have free rein." Thus she came to the National Art Film and Television City to develop her action actor training career.

After arriving in Xiqiao Mountain, she realized that Xiqiao people were simple and the location huge. Boss Sin Kwok Lam was very willing to invest in talent. The feeling was great so she stayed for seven years. Over the years she had to start with software to build the training base, form the teaching facility, construct multipurpose training rooms. Because training an action actors would require many years, only after several years of training would more mature people appear. Children of the past also gradually grew and needed to start working in the world. She hoped through the base's official founding to introduce them to industry insiders because young people would need people to give them opportunities. Several years ago she already produced some movies with her students and television station artists, but because the reality of the market they were unable to be distributed due to the lack of famous names. Yet now broadcasting online would have 100 million hits, thus timing and opportunity were very important. Yeung Pan Pan understood opportunity was very important to any chance to rise. The market is more supply than demand. She saw that her students gradually grew up and needed to make a living outside. She would try to help qualified students to find opportunities, investor and different format to perform, film, television, advertising, so they would have an easy path. Thus more or less she would have pressure as well. Has she asked the Hong Kong Directors' Guild and Stuntman Association to collaborate? She stated that people all along has been asking her for recommendations. However rising in show business was about luck. She would pray for them.

As for enrollment conditions and tuition, she said that basically it would differ between people. Students could have no kung fu background at all and start from the beginning, which would take longer. Some would also come to continue their studies, teaching and training people would not make a profit. If they would be able to handle daily expenses they would already be okay. The most important for enrollment to her was the interest to learn, anyone who would come to mess around would not be accepted as she did not want to waste resource and energy.

Yeung Pan Pain pointed out that young people now are not the same as people of their era, remembering those who helped them for a millennium. They lacked gratitude the most. Thus she would not only teach her students about kung fu action actor techniques but also life. Fortunately most of her current students have good character, obedient and willing to work hard. She would not easily give up of disobedient students. She would use an open method education and give them space to be free. She said, "Ultimately the teens are a rebellious age. I would communicate more with them and wouldn't force them to have the same idea as me. I would only tell them through my experience so they wouldn't repeat my mistake, help them grow and in the process I would grow with them."

Brothers Chin Siu Ho and Chin Kar Lok also took time to support Sister Pan Pan in Xiqiao Mountain. Chin Kar Lok is the Hong Kong Stuntman Association chair so he has to lead the team to show their support. Chin Kar Lok started to handle matters with a solid stage presence, able to command and lead. He said that he used to make movies, eat, drink, play and sleep, he never thought about doing anything big and had no confidence in important duties. Since Tsang Chi Wai and Teddy Chan Tak Sum asked him to help with the association, after numerous "pressure tests" he realized that he actually was able to carry important tasks and his connection with people was not too bad. He was able to bring together people of all ages. He was also able to successfully fight for stunt actors to legally buy insurances. He felt like he actually was able to do important jobs. After 5 years at the job he also grew.

Chin Kar Lok is also the Performing Artist Guild vice chair. Speaking of Koo Tin Lok being just as outstanding after accepting the chair of the Guild, Chin Kar Lok said, "The Hong Kong Performing Art world is very lucky, in each era it would have outstanding artists to support it, from in the past Ng Chor Fan, Pak Yin, Cheung Yin, (Patrick) Tse Yin, (Connie) Chan Bo Chu, to Jackie Chan, (Sammo) Hung Kam Bo, (Eric) Tsang Chi Wai, (Leslie) Cheung Kwok Wing, (Alan) Tam Wing Lun, (Jacky) Cheung Hok Yau, (Anita) Mui Yim Fong, to the appearance of Koo Tin Lok. He truly is a new film tycoon, as he has invested in many movies. At the set, you can see a variety of equipment that all belongs to Mr. Koo's company. He is capable and has heart, both are very rare. Hong Kong film history remains after experiencing the effort of many previous generations of elders. Our generation hopes to inherit that and pass it on."

Chin Siu Ho appeared to be a very happy, not only to support Sister Pan Pan but also to see many old friends. Lately his wife went with their son to study in England while he remained in Hong Kong for work. He described this time as a full harvest year for him, having made a television series, a Taiwan documentary and soon an inspirational film that would be based on Hong Kong para-athlete So Wa Wai's story with Sandra Ng Kwan Yu. Siu Ho and Kwan Yu would play a couple, and they have not worked together in a very long time. He looked happier and happier. He said, "At this age I have seen a lot of things, I have learned to let go. Half of life is already gone, why not treat myself better and properly enjoy the remaining days. In addition when I have more positive energy in life, my connection with people is better and so is my luck. Treating people well would be rewards. Earlier I supported a new director for free and the film won an award overseas. I got Best Actor, which truly was a surprise."

Thursday, October 24, 2019


courtesy of

Kenny Kwan Chi Bun last night spoke of his film THE FALLEN (DOR LOK FA)'s Hong Kong Asian Film Festival selection. He pointed out that he had a huge breakthrough this time, with many sex scenes. "During the shoot they didn't feel daring, but later when I watched them again I realized that actually they were rather breakthrough concepts!" He revealed that in one day he made three sex scene with Irene Wan Bik Ha and Ashina Kwok Yik Sum. He said, "That day I didn't have time to put my clothes back on. I ran across the set naked, I was so tired and sweaty!"