Talks on Creative Journeys
Date: 7th August, 2022
Venue: Jao Tsung-I Academy Resource Centre
Mentor: Jun Li (Post-90s film director and screenwriter)
Director and screenwriter Jun Li shared his experience and methods of storytelling and scriptwriting from his Fresh Wave short films such as Liu Yang He (2017) and My World (2018) to his feature films Tracey (2018) and Drifting (2021).
Drifting is about the homeless people who help themselves and each other in Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong. It was based on true social events and also adapted from a feature story he wrote while studying journalism. Adapting his writing and shifting genres was a very special experience for him. In terms of the process of completing the script, his method is that the writer must not go ahead of but go with the character.
In addition, Jun Li also talked about creative works and productions, which are very different things. Transforming words into a film that delivers certain feelings to the audience is time-consuming. In endless revisions, we must love our stories and enjoy their creations.
導演李駿碩（Jun Li）一直同時擔任著導演及編劇的角色，自他在鮮浪潮的作品《瀏陽河》(2017)及《吊吊揈》(2018)開始，到第一部長片《翠絲》(2018)，再到第二部的《濁水漂流》(2021)，Jun Li在講堂上分享了在這些歷程中，他個人講故事、寫劇本的方法。