Hong Kong International Film Festival screens SCM graduate's work
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Mathew received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the SCM last year and “b420” was his thesis project and first feature film. He invited Mr Philip Lee, Mr Peter Yung and Mr Yee Chung-man, Assistant Professor of the SCM, Head of Film/TV Producing and Production Management of the
Before making “b420”, Mathew had been assistant director for numerous experienced film directors including Tsui Hak, Peter Chan, Lee Chi Ngai and Jackie Chan, among others. He was also the scriptwriter for Jacob Cheung’s “The Kid”. “CityU’s
“b420” conveys the dual meaning of “before twenty” and “before too old”. Three lives criss-cross as the main characters, teenagers Koey, Willy and Simon, are good friends with divergent personalities. The film tries to reveal human relationships through considerations of love and death. Up-and-coming actors Miki Yeung, Sam Lee and Ben Hung play Koey, Willy and Simon.
“b420” is one of the films in the Festival's "[si] @ hkiff"section. "[si] @ hkiff" is a brand new section that screens a series of films specially selected to suit the tastes of young people with the aim of encouraging them to participate in film-related events. "[si]" is the international phonetic alphabet representation of the word “see”. To "[si]" intends to convey the meanings “to seek” and “to sense”; it also refers to “intelligence” and “involvement”. The five films selected for the "[si] @ hkiff"section come from
On April 5 at “b420” will be on show again at the