Frédéric Ambroisine from Paris, France, a filmmaker and aficionado of Hong Kong cinema, has made a three-part documentary on me. The three parts are available on his own or website http://fredambroisine.com/ or on dailymotion.com
The first time I met him, he impressed me with how much he knew about Hong Kong cinema, especially about my mother’s films from Shaw. They were very specific Chinese musicals and he knew them all.
Over the years, I would run into him in Paris, Pusan, Deauville, Hong Kong, just all over the world where there’s film. Good job Fred...and thanks.
enjoy reading your blog, especially some of the interviews that give insight into hk film, particularly the making of it.
i am a genre film fan and have written genre film scripts in english and chinese. i approached several film prod companies in hk recently and submitted breakdowns and synopses, much like i would prod companies here, but had no luck.
i am a canadian chinese filmmaker and i have a few short films under my belt that have played in small film fests in the US and Canada.
my question is, what advice do you have for filmmakers like me who are trying to 'break into' the hk film scene?
Hi Marcus, thanks for writing, Not sure if there is much of a "Hong Kong" film industry t break into any more. The industry has certainly downsized and moved into China.
As for advice. The only one I have is to hang in there and persevere.