Wednesday, October 30, 2013
JUNO MAK 麥浚龍. This multi-talented Singer, Writer and Film Director tells us why he made RIGOR MORTIS.
JUNO MAK 麥浚龍
He is popularly known as JUNO MAK.
At 29, he’s a multi-faceted Singer, Actor, Writer and film maker.
He now makes his mark with RIGOR MORTIS.
It’s been ages since a new wave film director rides gallantly onto the diverse cinematic landscape
Billed as a new independent voice in the horror genre of the HONG KONG CINEMA, he’s a force to be reckon with, and he intends to stay that way.
His debut product RIGOR MORTIS defies negative speculations, and is a stylish, horror production.
In this film, you’ll find a blend of artful storytelling and gifted acting.
This is his tribute to the Hong Kong Vampire Films of the 80s.
Ever brimming with confidence, this auteur crosses artistic boundaries with loads of stunning visual effects to blow your mind away, on top of lavishing you with goosebumps.
I have checked with JUNO, requesting him to say a short piece on why he chose the subject matter of RIGOR MORTIS as his first film.
Here, in his own words, is his answer:
“Hi, this is JUNO MAK from Hong Kong, the script writer and director of RIGOR MORTIS.
It is an honor to be able to revisit this iconic “hopping vampire” genre. This is my first directorial debut.
RIGOR MORTIS is not a remake nor a sequel/prequel to the original series.
I am fortunate to be able to revisit the genre with my vision/story telling after so many years, since the classic “Mr Vampire” series of the 80s.
In truth, RIGOR MORTIS was never intended to be a ‘vampire battling type action film’. It is actually an emotional drama about life and the “fear of being forgotten”.
I am really fortunate to be able to gather together, most of the original cast ensemble (sadly a couple of iconic actors have passed away) back from the original series.
This is my dream cast for this project.
I am a firm follower of the 中國殭屍 (Chinese Vampire) genre during my childhood.
Then it was also a golden age of the Hong Kong cinematic history.
I sincerely hope the audience will enjoy the film, and I am looking forward to meeting my overseas fans and friends very soon.”
REALLY KOOL, right?
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