Archive for the ‘big screen’ Category

Hong Kong Cinema Lives.

April 19, 2011

The pre-show.

Remember I told you how the film Gallants that I was in got nominated for Best Film at the 30th Hong Kong Golden Film Awards?

Guess what.

It won.

It’s quite surreal to go from having never attended such an event before to standing on stage during the moment when one of the most prestigious awards is being presented for the evening.

Especially when the award is presented by the legends such as Ms. Lau Kar Ling (Winner of Best Female Lead) and none other than Detective Lee from Rush Hour himself. lol

For all my non-Cantonese speakers, the first 4-5 minutes or so of the clip is standard pre-award announcement banter..

As if that wasn’t epic enough, I also got to meet a true Hong Kong cinema O.G. in the flesh..


Start of dreams.

April 4, 2011

“Your belief in yourself must be so strong that it doubles everyone else’s collective disbelief. ”

This looks like it’ll be quite inspirational.

I have so much respect for the art form and all those who continue to push it forward.


March 4, 2011

Good look for the homie @dumbfoundead.

Speakin’ of which..

I can see it already. They’re gonna say we lost our mind. . .

More than a green goblin.

February 21, 2011

Caught this on my last HK to NY flight.

J.F. did his thing in this.

Even if this wasn’t based on a true story, it’s pretty fascinating. The fact that it is makes it truly inspiring.


January 25, 2011

I’ve been here in Shanghai since last year. Christmas Day to be exact. As amazing and rewarding of an experience as it’s been, all good things must come to an end.

Only one more on set day left for Chan and I’ll be “wrapped”. That’s Hollywood movie making lingo for “finished with all my filming”.  I know you knew.

I can’t say I’m not looking forward to finishing up though. As one chapter comes to an end, another one begins.

Lots of exciting and great things unfolding in Hong Kong in terms of plans for 2011.

Of course, there’s also that thing I need to attend to back in the states next month..

God is great.

Green mile.

January 16, 2011

Did the last of my horse riding scenes the other day.

I think it’s safe to say, the lessons paid off. Even though technically, the lessons were not paid for. Well, not by me at least.

Things to do before I get too old to do them #235 – Ride a horse in a movie

Life is grand.


January 14, 2011

I just got news that Gallants 打擂台, a film I had the privilege of being a part of, just won the award for Best Film in Hong Kong. It’s quite humbling to know that I contributed to such an accomplishment in however small of a way.

The film also won for Best Male Lead (Teddy Robin).

If you’re looking for me in the poster. Dead center. Neckbrace. Can’t miss.

You can find out more about the movie here. Normally, I wouldn’t rely on wikipedia for accuracy but, to my surprise they covered most of the bases this time.

The film was released in Hong Kong theaters June of last year. Since then, it’s made it rounds at various film festivals and the feedback has been relatively positive, even winning the Audience Favorite Award at the NY Asian Film Festival.

As evident in the trailer, it is definitely paying homage to the kung fu flicks of the 60’s and 70’s.

This one’s special for me. After all, it is my first foray into acting since moving to Hong Kong in ’08. I am grateful for the opportunity and most of all the priceless learning experience.

I pray the Lord continues to open doors that are in accordance with His plans and to close those that are not open by His doing.

Dope, very dope.

January 13, 2011

That’s what dvd must stand for.

Stocking up on these badboys as soon as they hit shelves.

The marathon continues.

Chan the man.

January 4, 2011

Breakthrough, according to, is “a major achievement or success that permits further progress”.

With that said, I hereby declare 2011 as the “Year of Breakthrough”. Less than one week into the new year, I must say, it’s been quite a journey already.

Let’s recap a bit.

About 2-3 months ago, I got an update from my manager Carl about a film project in the works that we’d be trying to get a role in.

Naturally, I wanted to learn more about “The Man With The Iron Fists” so I did what anyone would do in this situation. I googled it.

This article covers most of the ground info on how the project came to be. Sidebar: love the header photo they used for the article. I thought I was serious about my noodles. You win Rza. You win.

After a bit more digging, I found out that Eli “The Bear Jew” Roth and Russell “The Gladiator” Crowe would be involved as well.

I was already sold once I knew that this would be Rza’s directorial debut..

At this point, it was a no brainer that this was gonna be a unique film project and a great experience if the opportunity were to present itself.

Fast forward a bit.. a few casting meetings later (Thanks Big Mike!).. a bit of scheduling madness.. and next thing you know I’m in Hengdian on the night of Christmas, two days away from the first day of filming.

Good people. Good (more…)

China’s Hollywood.. Chinawood?

December 25, 2010

So this is where I’m going.


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