I just thought it was really fascinating to see the different layers of the city, how it’s just so stacked together how people are so compressed and how they find a way to exploit every little nook and cranny of space to their advantage and I felt like it was a little wild and had a lot of energy to it so I wanted to make a film that was sort of like a roller coaster ride through the city.

Great video from filmmaker Brandon Li.  Seven minutes but worth a watch. 

A whirlwind insight showing Hong Kong from a number of angles.  Split into three distinct acts with an original soundtrack the film was shot over the course of one month filming 2-5 hours of footage a day.  

With a great sense of fluidity the film shows dancing lions, urban explorers, mah jong, yacht racing, fireworks, Cantonese opera, an incense ceremony, buddhas, some superb behind the scenes footage and, of course, Hong Kong’s distinctive skyline.  

I am a nomad I don’t have a fixed address I travel all over the world and I make short films about the places I have been.

Brandon Li’s director’s commentary to the video is on Youtube here, and more of his films can be seen on Vimeo here or on his website: www.unscripted.com.  

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