26 Nov – Dante Lam is still over the moon after winning Best Director at the recently held 32nd Golden Rooster Awards.
As reported on Mingpao, the filmmaker, who won the award for his work on "Operation Red Sea", was all smiles when he accepted the award at the event held on 23 November, especially the fact that he received it from the hands of Hong Kong director Tsui Hark, whom he regards as an idol.
Aside from Tsui, Dante also thanked another Hong Kong filmmaker, Gordon Chan, saying that the said director was his mentor who gave him opportunities to make his own films.
"He helped me realised my wish by letting me be his assistant director. He gave me a lot of space to explore," he added.
It is noted that Dante made his directorial debut through the Gordon Chan-produced film, "Option Zero", which was released in 1997. The two also co-directed "Beast Cops" in 1998.
On the other hand, when asked if he will be working with Emperor Motion Pictures again in the future after the success of "Operation Red Sea", Dante said that he has always been in communication with EMP's boss Albert Yeung, and that his next project would be a Hong Kong-based film.
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