1.How did you come into the film industry as you are also a guitar shop owner? Many challenges let you up this path, just tell us a few.
Ever since I was a kid it has always been my ambition to produce and direct a movie.I fell in love with film production when I first watched movies at the age of 8. My dad brought me to watch the first movie,Bambi (Walt Disney), and I also watch a lot of TVB HK drama. This has given me a new breath of life. Ever since then I have planned slowly to come into this industry.My first move was to become a photographer and later I became a music entrepreneur. When business in selling musical instruments stabilised , I jumped into Film Production albeit with no experience! I realised making film needs big money so I just left my dream aside and pursued it when my business was okay. I became a film producer and director at the age of 36. It may be a bit late to start but with all my photography experience it helped me to pick up the skill of film production fast.
My challenges and obstacles now are in manpower, crew and dealing with people’s attitude. It is hard to find crew or film workers with enthusiasm. And also, like-minded people like me -Crazy! The other more pertinent challenges are to find investors and a platform to screen our film.We need a bigger platform to screen our film. Not just on Youtube but perhaps on the big screen.
There was a time when I had spent all my savings on buying cameras, accessories and to make matters worse some of the crew had stolen my equipment.But I just had to go because it was my dream and I managed to produce a music video shoot on the Great Wall of China in a very short period of time.
3. What was your dream before and what is your dream now?
Once upon a time, my dream was to open a Guitar Shop because I am a guitarist. I have already achieve that dream. My next dream is to become a Hollywood film director!