Recently I was at a small gathering talking shop about the now and future of mainland China movie scene. These directors' names popped up. We have been seeing exciting works from these directors and I am sure we will see more genre material tailored made for China's growing movie going audience from them.Ning Hao. He is taking China genre films boldly where no fellow director had gone before.Jin Yimeng. Representing an aspect of new China like no one else have done. Chen Daming. Daming can really tell a story ...Read more
On Sophie's Revenge, I was fortunate to have worked with these guys who are extremely talented creatively and professional in their technical standards. They have enriched the story telling with added layers and complexities. Also I would like to think that at the end of the day, they helped this project to raise the bar locally to another level. Second Chan is totally awesome. He created this incredibly complex and dynamic world for Sophie to live in. People who have seen the rough cut finds Sophie’s world fas...Read more
Goodness, just came back and wow! Saw that my last blog was from almost a year ago!!! Was working on Crazy Racer (Silver Medalist) then and now I am already on another movie. Time goes by so fast!!!! And Jing Jing is married!!!! No one told me!
Anyway, freezing in Beijing at the not so pretty smell old beijing Film studio sound stage working on this new flick.
Once we are all set up and proper. I intend on doing some blogging, updating what's going on with the shoot.
Was going to ask the Alive ...Read more
So tired!!! Sometimes I wonder why I ever even think about doing this movie thing!!! It's so stressful with everything forever in flux....
Well, Sliver Medalist is now in post production but that baby is not longer officially linked with me...thank you CFG....
One is being shot now in HK...a pretty big action film with Benny...but that one is on auto controlled as well. So not much stress there.
The next one I am setting up now is a pain....everyday we have hope that it will move forward...however, the next day...ther...Read more
Time goes by fast. Can't believe it's been 2 years and three BBQs! WoW!
Now back and forth between Xiamen and Beijing. Xiamen airline is actually decent. Alas, it's a pain to get a FFM card from Chinese airline. Well...seafood is fantastic in Xiamen. Of course the stir fry rice noodle..there is a small mom and pop stand outside our military inn...we are now regulars...the wife does a better job doing the noodles than the husband I must say.
Well, try to go to the beach next week. Maybe take some pictures as well.
Second day in Xiamen. Slept only 3 h...Read more
Good friend of mine...Hugo is having a show this weekend here in Beijing. Hugo is quite the photographer. His last exhibit was recetnly showcased in Shanghai.
Hugo likes to work with current local Beijing artists.
Sometimes I wonder. Am I here to make movie or to make money. I think now that I am older...but not wiser, I finally realized that I have no idea how to make money...let alone save money...
But I think I know a little bit about making movies. So I suppose I should just stick to it.
Making Chinese movies for the Chinese audience. Movies that are fun or entertaining! That's a brand new idea here!!! Deus forbids audience should be entertained in a Chinese film...hehe
Let's s...Read more
Jeez...was at a editing session until 3AM last night. Burning candles on both ends Beaver. This is going to be a killer week. Looks like 4 hours sleep a night and what's the point of going home...really?
Beijing is the place though if one wants to do films. Lots of talented people here taking their shot for the holy tomato!
Lots of work for May just kicked in. Looks like we will be in production very soon. Summer for sure. Not happy with my old Sony Eri T610...it's so out dated...need a new phone...