For one of the episodes of F.S.D., we have the Nam Wan tunnel on Hong Kong’s Tsing Yi island as one of our locations. It was the first time ever a Hong Kong production got permission to shoot inside a road tunnel.
The plot concerns firefighters handling the aftermath of a huge traffic accident inside the tunnel and the rescue of survivors. Our cast and crew had to pull an all-nighter— finish shooting four pages of scripts within our five-hour limit. We had 40 fire trucks, ambulances and other vehicles, in addition to over 80 extras involved in scenes that featured car crashes, explosions, stunts and dialogue. The 34-degree heat and lack of ventilation inside the tunnel made the process felt like an army marching to battle— time was running out and there were challenges every step of the way! I told myself that failure was not an option and pulled it off efficiently with the understanding that great planning also needs to be matched with good fortune. When the episode was released, it was lauded by the district head of the fire department. This is the most unforgettable experience in my thirty-plus-years of experience as a filmmaker.
Terence Yung Chi-chung was born in Hong Kong in 1952. After graduating from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a degree in design, he worked as designer for a newspaper and then as cameraman and director for television. In the 1980s, he joined the ranks of the fabled Hong Kong New Wave, producing and planning projects for production companies like Cinema City, D&B and Golden Harvest. He has worked with directors such as Allen Fong, Ronny Yu, Ann Hui, Yim Ho, Rachel Zen, Jackie Chan, Tony Au, Lawrence Lau, Fruit Chan and Teddy Robin. Among the productions he worked on were The Secret (1979), Father and Son (1981), Cream Soda and Milk (1981), Ah Ying (1983), The Last Affair (1983), Project A (1983), It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World (1987), Chicken and Duck Talk (1988) and Made in Hong Kong (1997).
In the 1990s, Yung was a director for the television department of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), responsible for sociallyconscious programs with topical, educational and informative touches. In 2010, he traveled to countries such as Cambodia and India and shot a documentary about Hong Kong volunteers working in foreign countries.
Besides winning awards in Beijing, the television programs Yung directed had also won at the Chicago International Film Festival, Telly Awards and The Accolade Awards in the United States.
Yung had directed one feature, Way to Success (1993), a film about running a prostitution ring, made with a touch at once social and satirical.
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