This was the final end piece to The Heavenly Kings saga. Almost exactly 1 year after our premiere at the Cultural Center in HK, we take home the award for best new director at the 26th Hong Kong Film Awards in the same place. It's been a long journey that lasted a total of 4 years since it's inception. We also managed to pull off ,arguably, the strangest and whackiest performance in the history of...Read more
Just want to mention quickly that THK will be making it's Stateside premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival and the whole crew will be there! I am super excited to be showing the movie in my home town. We will be appearing at two of the three screenings for a meet and greet and Q&A session with the audience on ...Read more
The new site is finally up! After over a year of saying so we've come clean on our word to bring you a new and improved site. Props to Terence for working so dilligently on this project. Thanks also to our web crew who've been shedding blood, sweat and tears to get this out to you. They also happen to be my old buddies from the Berkeley Wushu days! These guys created rottentomatoes.com way back in the day, so you know this site is in good hands now for sure.
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Happy Chinese New Year. Long time no write. Been having a a good time off, been back home to the Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and South Africa. I'll talk about my travels in my next blog. Today I just wanted to say OFFICIALLY that the MYSPACE page some of you have seen IS NOT from me. If you look at it carefully and read the writing you can probabaly tell it's an imposter. From the writing style, it looks like it's done by a very bored ABC female teenager. However,...Read more
Just found out, James Brown, "The Godfather of Soul" and one of the greatest musicians and entertainers in the world died. So upsetting.
Rest in Peace brotha. Music lovers around the world mourn for you.
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I finally have a chance to sit down and write. Just came back from a trip to Lake Tahoe, California where I was snowboarding for the past four and a half days. It’s been a long time since I have snowboarded, so that compounded with age has made my entire body sore. Even though I’m in total pain right now, I had a really great time. Snowboarding is one of my favorite sports. Are there any hardcore snowboarders out there?
The last month was an extra busy one for me. I finished shooting Blood Brothers, went to Taiwan for our final Alive...Read more
No, Andrew you're still a loser! But at least you are able to upload photos to the blog. Why can't I do it?!?!
Anyway, Tokyo was great. Tickets to the film sold out in 10 minutes. The Q&A session was filled full of interesting questions and the interviews we did with the press were also intelligent and well informed. I wish HK reporters could learn a thing ot two from them. It's been a while since I've been to Tokyo and I forgot how much I like it there. Hopefully I can go back soon. I also received some CD...Read more
Here I was all excited to post some photos from Pusan on the blog and I can't figure out how to do it properly. So I'm stuck with a text only blog. Terence, can you drop me an e-mail on how to do it again?
Anyway, Pusan was great. The THK screening was fully packed and the Q&A session had some really interesting questions for me. Thanks to those of you who showed up there! I was also able to see Ming Ming, the film I did with Zhou Xun. It's a beautifully shot film with really great music done by Anthony Wong. It is a re...Read more
I thought I was a loser not blogging recently but I just realized that I was the last person to blog so that makes Terence, Conroy and Andrew even bigger losers! :-)
Thanks for all the birthday wishes. I normally don't celebrate my birthday but my parents were in Hong Kong and they have not been with me on my birthday since I went to college...15 years ago! Oh man, that just made me feel really old. See why I don't celebrate my birthday? Anyway, got together at my sister's house for a nice home cooked f...Read more
Just got back from Venice where I got to see The Banquet for the first time. I really enjoyed the movie and it is probably one of my favorite movies to date. Now we are on a whirlwind promotion schedule that lasts the whole month. I am in Beijing now where the film will premiere tomorrow. Then to Shanghai on the 10th for another premiere. Back to Hong Kong on the 11th to get ready for the Hong Kong premiere on the 12th. Then we are off to Taiwan on the 13th and Singapore on the 14th. Then on the 20th, we will b...Read more