|Simon Yam and Henick Chou have a big age difference, but both have a special place in their hearts for neon lights|
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|Henick Chou and Simon Yam attend the A LIGHT NEVER GOES OUT advanced screening|
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Simon Yam Tat Wa, Henick Chou Hon Ning, director Anastasia Tsang Hin Ning and producer Saville Chan Sum Yiu yesterday appeared at the A LIGHT NEVER GOES OUT (DUN FOR LAN SHAN) advanced screening, and presented gifts to the neon light masters on and off camera Tong Kwok Cheung and Wu Chi Kai. Today happened to be Brother Wa's 68th birthday. The event waited until Brother Wa finished his work, and immediately brought out birthday cake to celebrate with the the birthday boy. Brother Wa after accepting the cake wished for A LIGHT NEVER GOES OUT to be a big box office hit. The director also thanked Brother Wa for contributing his birthday wish to this film. Brother Wa revealed that his personal birthday wish has all been good health, so for celebrating he would be already very happy with dinner with the family.
When Brother Wa volunteered to take this role, the pandemic was at its peak. Originally working in the Mainland, he was willing to be in quarantine for 21 days in order to participate. He even spent a week to learn to make neon lights. In the process he even got a little hurt; he said that at the most difficult period he needed to help new directors and new actors even more. In addition, because he grew up in the Wan Chai district he witnessed the beauty of the neon lights in the 60s. Back then entire streets of Wan Chai were neon lit, which was very memorable. This color could not be duplicated. Although Hong Kong no longer had neon lights, we still would be able to remember them through film and support them in spirit; thus he hoped the government would be able to set up a street in Wan Chai or Mongkok for neon lights as for landmark in Hong Kong, which would also increase the tourism element. Young Chou Hon Ning has never seen neon lights in all their glory. He said that through film he watched the real face of neon lights, praised Brother Wa as very amazing to be able to come up with an idea to preserve the art of neon lights.