|Kaki Sham and Wiyona Yeung scare themselves with their own ghost make up
|Sunny Lau (right) believes a dark comedy can be a Lunar New Year film as well
courtesy of singtao.com
Director Sunny Lau Yung's dark comedy ghost film SUGAR STREET STUDIO (TONG GAI JAI PIN CHONG) will open up the Lunar New Year. The poster was released yesterday with Wiyona Yeung Lau Ching and Kaki Sham's "ghostly" appearances. Yeung Lau Ching revealed that the team hired a Hollywood class special effect make up artist. Each time she would need several hours to prepare and often scared the crew into cursing. Kaki Sham also said that after make up he did not dare to look at any mirror as he did not want to scare himself. "I was very excited about my firs special effect make up, but after make up it was very inconvenient. Luckily everyone took care of me, feeding me water and food."
Director Lau Yung said that he was not afraid of releasing a "ghost film" for Lunar New Year because the film was full of comedy. With support from good friends he believed the audience would have fun. "The film has comedy actors (Eric) Kot Man Fai, (Matthew) Chow Hoi Kwong and (Bob) Lam Sing Bun. As soon as they appear they are full of comedy. In recent years few films are in this genre. The last one was already (Stephen) Chow Sing Chi's OUT OF THE DARK (WUI WON YEH). Actually Hong Kong people really like to watch this kind of movies, as they have domestic nostalgia."