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On the 1st, the Dante Lam Chiu Yin produced, written and chief directed, Calvin Tong Wai Hon directed action epic BURSTING POINT (BAU LIT DIM) launched its first mainland tour in Guangzhou. Stars Nick Cheung Ka Fai, William Chan Wai Ting, Isabella Leong Lok Si attended the meeting together. Before its release on Monday, the team would dive into many cinemas in six mainland cities for audience interaction. Chan Wai Ting's decade long cumulated to finally winning the opportunity, with experience he encouraged young dream chasers. He revealed that crime and suspense film scripts have been offered to him, as he hoped to reach high heights.

Over ten years ago, Chan Wai Ting was deeply toiling and continuously building his popular and word of mouth. This time when he received Lam Chiu Yin's script invitation, including being able to work with Cheung Ka Fai, Chan Wai Ting's "inner monologue" at the Hong Kong premiere was received by mainland viewers right away. Then, on mainland social media platforms, the hot topic of Chan Wai Ting's "see you at the peak" kept brewing and encouraging many young people who were chasing dreams.

"The past decade has been a very lucky decade, I have also always been hiding a film and television dream of being able to make a crime film." Chan Wai Ting admitted that previously he has yet to reached the class and did not meet the director's casting standards for the character. "Thus, this time when the director asked me to perform, I felt like I was headed for a summit. I believed that I would be able to open a gate that would enable to me to rush out. This gate is opening now." Chan Wai Ting also revealed that on the way to Guangzhou, his manager told him that he already had several crime and suspense film and television series scripts being offered to him. This has been a great start.

In the hearts of mainland viewers, Cheung Ka Fai and Chan Wai Ting were both Hong Kong god representatives. Now since two gods were on the stage, naturally they would be compared. For the question of "who was more handsome", Chan Wai Ting gave a high emotional quotient answer. "I like Cheung Ka Fai's capacity as an actor, he can contain many different possibilities." At the same time, Chan Wai ting also deeply lamented, "Cheung Ka Fai as an elder actor has helped us with opening up some roads, for us as actors he too has been able to give the encouragement of 'infinite possibilities'. So Cheung Ka Fai in my heart is very handsome."

Cheung Ka Fai also showed his humorous side and questioned, "When Chan Wai Ting, Ng Yin Cho, Yuen King Tin, Peng Yu-yan these handsome people told me, you are very handsome! I would question where am I handsome?" Cheung Ka Fai had more than one question. "Before when I read some actors' interviews and they shared that they had a lot of spark with the director and the colleagues, I would think those words were garbage." Cheung Ka Fai said, after working with Lam Chiu Yin on many film and television series he has not sealed any feeling of "spark"; because in the past on the production location each time, the director would make things very difficult for him. "In order to achieve the concepts and the feeling the director wanted, over the years I only felt gradually having chemistry." Cheung Ka Fai added.

Hong Kong film and television have been condemned for subjects being restricted, never moving far from subjects like cops and robbers. Some mainland viewers asked Lam Chiu Yin why he would insist on making crime films, Lam Chiu Yin also honestly answered that each director had his interest in finding a specialty that he could call his own style. The insistence on crime films in recent years actually also had a type of "challenge" mentality. Lam Chiu Yin explained, the general public would easily be drawn to their phones and divert their attention, so he really wanted to challenge everyone's attention. "This type of film genres like crime films had higher rhythm and intensity, I hope viewers while watching would not often dig out their phones to look at." Lam Chiu Yin said.

Leong Lok Si appeared in the mainland promotion this time, and everyone used the "long missed" opening line to look forward to her performance in the film. As a dramatic actress mainland audience would be more familiar with, what were the greater challenges from participating in this action film? "I didn't have many action scenes, the emotional upheaval was the difficulty of making this film." Leong Lok Si also took the opportunity to say that since she did not have many action scenes this time, she hoped in the future even more action film directors would give her a chance.

The chief director and the young director attended the meeting together. Mainland viewers were very concerned with issues like Hong Kong film and television's continuing development. As the producer for director Tong Wai Hon, Lam Chiu Yin first commended him for working very hard, the type that he admired. "Cheung Ka Fai told me, Tong Wai Hon really wanted to director but nothing has gone his way. He hoped that I would have the opportunity to be able to help him a little." Before they have worked together before, Lam Chiu Yin revealed that after receiving this message he agreed without any hesitation. "Whether directors or actors, we all need the younger generations to continue to pass the torch to in order for Hong Kong film to have new life." Lam Chiu Yin also thanked mainland viewers' fondness and love for Hong Kong film and television all along.

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