24 Jul – Although there are Hong Kong filmmakers who want to make movies only for Hong Kong audiences, director-producer Ng See Yuen stated that it would be difficult for the Hong Kong film industry to emerge from its "Ice Age" if they were to focus on the domestic market.
As reported on Mingpao, Ng, who spoke to the media on different topics about the current situation, stated that the Hong Kong film industry is particularly difficult to operate due to the fact that its local market is very small and limited.
"In order for Hong Kong-made films to survive, it has to enter the mainland market. So the government has to help by giving more resources and cultivating new talents, new directors, and new procedures. It must create policies that can help Hong Kong-produced films to be released in the mainland," he said.
On the other hand, the producer, who is known for films like "Drunken Master" and "Once Upon a Time in China" series, shared that he is preparing for the production of "Kids from Shaolin 2", which will depend on the situation in mainland China.
"I plan to cast famous actors in supporting roles, while giving newcomers the chance to play the leads, so that the audience will get something new and fresh," he said.
(Photo Source: Mingpao)