Simon Yam News- October-December 2003
Golden Horse Award Ceremony
December 13th: The 40th Golden Horse Awards were held in Tainan, Taiwan. As in the
previous year, HK films took many of the awards. The Best Actor award went to
Tony Leung Chiu Wai for Infernal Affairs, which was the night's big winner with a
total of 6 awards including Best Picture. For its 11 nominations, PTU received just 1
award for Best Screenplay.
Blacky Ko Found Dead in Shanghai
December 9th: Blackie Ko Shou Liang has reportedly been found dead of apparent alcohol
related causes. Ko was an action choreographer, stuntman, actor, and director.
Ko made headlines across Asia when he became the first person to jump the Great
Wall of China by motorcycle. He appeared in dozens of movies with such stars as
Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Chow Yun Fat, and was good friends with Simon Yam.
Watch for the Hong Kong Movie World biography of Blacky Ko, coming soon.
October 21st: Daniel Chan judged a celebrity look alike contest for Chinese TV.
The guy in red is supposed to be Andy Hui. Can you guess who the man in
blue is supposed to be?
Info: Sanney Image: Oriental Daily
Van Damme, Yam in Wake of Death
Simon Yam will play the main villain in the upcoming Jean Claude Van Damme
action film Wake of Death. The movie, currently in production in Los Angeles
and South Africa, is directed by Philippe Martinez. Wake of Death is being
produced by U.S. based company Bauer Martinez Studios.
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