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Feeling abandoned by his three college friends as they go their separate ways, Tony attempts to get a glimpse into their lives through a documentary that spans five, following them into their thirties.
Kingston, Ming, Ching and Tony met in college and bonded over their love for filmmaking, seeing each other as friends for life.
Upon graduation, however, their friendship took unexpected turns. Ching moved to Taiwan, Kingston headed to England, and despite Ming’s decision to stay, his passion for film dissipated, along with his presence in the other’s life. The four of them drifted apart, leaving behind a void, with an empty studio.
Tony felt betrayed and abandoned by his friends’ indifference. He decided to find answers through a lens and get a glimpse into their life. This documentary might merely be his desperate attempt to cling to his friendship with others. But as his advances were met with cold shoulders, Tony couldn’t help but wonder whether his love for their friendship was misplaced.
Five years of documentation not only entails the ebb and flow of the four’s relationship, but also depicts kaleidoscopic Hong Kong, in its ever-changing light.
Director’s Statement 導演闡述
This is a story about the present state of relationship between myself and three college friends. Looking back on our college days of creating films together, I regret that we never turned the camera inwards and captured our youthful and passionate selves. It isn’t until we drift apart, that I try to grasp onto our connection through film and visuals, the very thing that bonded us.
This project came into existence before Kinston departed to England for his working holiday. His indifference to our separation was a stark contrast to my reluctance. This angered me deeply, but also inspired me to pick up the camera, trying my best to think through our relationship while filling a void.
This documentary not only records their lives but also my own. Do I truly value our friendship or was this a means to my own end?
TSANG Chung Yin 曾頌然
Graduated from the School of Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong, TSANG is dedicated to independent visual creation. Documentary Mummy was awarded Special Mention in the Open Category of the 26th ifva Awards. His DOP works for Two Families and White Night were in the Official Selection at the 13th Hong Kong Independent Film Festival. Currently in production of the latest documentary feature Undercurrent.
CHAN Hau Chun 陳巧真
Graduated from the City University of Hong Kong’s School of Creative Media, CHAN is a cinematographer and independent filmmaker. Her works include Uncle Fai, 32+4, Call Me Mrs Chan, and No Song to Sing. 32+4 was screened at numerous international film festivals, and Nominated for Golden Horse Award for Best Documentary.
畢業作品紀錄片《32+4》入圍多個本地及外國影展，包括ifva金獎、華語紀錄片節香港獎冠軍、台灣金馬最佳紀錄片提名、Experimenta 大獎 、 德國 Oberhausen 影展大獎等。
CHOI Sin Yi 蔡倩怡
Independent film critic and curator, currently a PhD candidate at the School of Creative Media, CityU. CHOI also serves as one of the directors of Videotage, a member of the Floating Projects Collective.
In terms of film production, she has previously served as the production manager for CHAN Tze Woon’s latest documentary feature, Blue Island (2022), nominated in the 59th Golden Horse Awards (Best Documentary Feature), official selection of International Film Festival Rotterdam 2022 and won TIDF Visionary Award – Grand Prize in the 13th Taiwan International Documentary Festival.
獨立影評／策展人，現為香港城市大學創意媒體學院博士研究生。同時擔任錄映太奇（Videotage）董事、Floating Projects Collective成員。
在電影製作方面，曾任陳梓桓最新的紀錄長片《憂鬱之島》（2022） 的製作經理，入圍第59屆金馬獎最佳紀錄展片、鹿特丹國際影展2023等，獲第十三屆台灣國際紀錄片影展的再見真實獎 – 首獎。
Co-producer (Taiwan) 聯合監製 (台灣)
CHOU Tseng Chen 周增晟
Graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara and joined Taiwan film industry, focusing on international affairs, sales & acquisitions, and project consulting. He co-produced Get the Hell Out, a selection of Toronto International Film Festival in 2020. In recent years, he has actively participated in independent productions, assisting works officially selected in The Golden Horse Film Project Promotion and Taipei Film Festival International Pitching Forum as production manager.
Film Unit / Production Company 影像單位 / 製作公司
DONE! Production 完成製作
Co-founded by four Creative Media graduates from the City University of Hong Kong, DONE! Production is dedicated to independent filmmaking. Our works have been awarded and officially selected at various film festivals, including the ifva Awards, Hong Kong Independent Film Festival and Kaohsiung Film Festival.