16 Mar – Although the Hong Kong film industry is now in an Ice Age, actor-producer Raymond Wong Pak Ming stressed that this is not the time for producers and filmmakers to give up on making more movies.
As reported on Mingpao, the filmmaker, who owns the film company Mandarin Motion Pictures, expressed his belief that the more challenging it is for the industry, the more studios have to start producing movies.
"The 2020 pandemic has caused many to lose their jobs. Important projects are shut down, and movies became 'luxury items'. But if there are no movies in Hong Kong, a large number of film talents will become unemployed and change jobs and Hong Kong films will lose their competitiveness," he said.
Raymond stated that it is for that reason alone that studios have to continue to create, so that more filmmakers can work and newcomers will be able to learn.
The filmmaker himself has already completed four new films, including the latest in his "Storm" franchise, "G Storm" starring Louis Koo and Julian Cheung and "Sunshine All The Way", starring Kara Hui and Karena Ng.
His company is also set to film two new movies, the sequel to the 2020 movie "Breakout Brothers" and the sequel to the Max Zhang 2018-starrer, "Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy".