The local premiere of a new film partly financed by the Film Production Financing Scheme under the Film Development Fund (FDF), "YUM Investigation", will be held this evening (August 9).
"YUM Investigation" is produced by Jason Siu and Tai Pak-ho, directed by Dickson Leung, and written by Ling Wai-chun and Jolyon Cheung. The film stars Leung Yip, Ho Kai-wa, Kwok Ka-chun and Ng Po-ki, co-stars Catherine Chau, Mandy Tam and Suey Kwok. The film is about a battle between a detective agency specialising in handling supernatural cases and spirit refiners who have the power to create evil spirits.
The Chairman of the Hong Kong Film Development Council, Dr Wilfred Wong, said, "Featuring elements of exaggeration and humour common to classic Hong Kong films, 'YUM Investigation' conveys a positive message, which is to encourage young people to overcome fears and discover their own value, in a relaxed and fun way."
He added, "The Government will keep enhancing the quality and diversity of Hong Kong films. The Hong Kong Film Development Council will continue to advise the Government on the use of the FDF to support more projects that are conducive to the long-term development of the film industry in Hong Kong."
Since 2005, the Government has injected a total of $1.54 billion into the FDF to support a number of film production projects and other film-related projects. Since 2007, the FDF has financed 62 film projects, involving a total funding of about $233.34 million. The production budget for "YUM Investigation" was around $11 million, with government financing amounting to about $2.75 million.