Update 2012 – News from Alex Cheung

Dear friends,

Most of you haven’t seen me for a while, and here’s the Update for what I’ve been doing recently –
I actually stopped recreation basketball for 1,5 year, but then 2 months ago there was something like the linsanity and I started playing basketball again, thanks Jeremy Lin 林書豪! I had a lot of pleasure, until I rolled my ankle. I think I just wanted too much, it happens when you push yourself over the limitation of your body. Damn, that was a terrible feeling! Since then I tried to recover as soon as possible, that means no sport, going to Kan Sifu for medical treatment and stay home going up and down the stairs like a baby.

In the meanwhile I’ve been working on my International Marketing Management graduation thesis, and I have finally finished it! Now waiting for the feedback and presentation. Before graduation I have to pass my Spanish exam mid June.

aCreations is now working together with CIMCH Film group, and so i’m writing a Short Film script about stereotyping the Dutch from the perspective of the Chinese community which we will be producing this summer along with some other projects including Wudao Kung Fu short film and a Single Step 2.

Therefore I didn’t had the time to edit and upload the video’s I made before, like my trip to the Wudang Mountains, Hong Kong, Filming and so on..

Coming up Kung Fu performances:
3 June Cultural Sunday Utrecht
11 June R’dam ACSU Singing Finals
12 June R’dam CRTV Chinese have talents
25 June Holland Casino Nijmegen
26 June Holland Casino Utrecht & Eindhoven
2 July Holland Casino Venlo


Shooting My Dearest Mastermind

Art. 273 Charity Foundation wants to influence the public opinion of human trafficking. To rise the awareness of those criminal activities and issues around the world.

Mission Art. 273 : abolishing human trafficking by:

  • making injustice visible
  • influencing public opinion
  • creating awareness
  • supporting local projects

ART273 from art273 on Vimeo.

Did you know that Human trafficking is the fastest growing crime in history?

“Next to arms and drugs, also the most profitable. There are 27 million people sold across borders into slavery today. 50% of the victims are minors, roughly 80% are girls and women. That’s about twice the combined population of London and New York. Experts say it would take 25 years to end human trafficking and slavery. But only if we join forces. We have to reverse history!”

It is a serious issue, the stories are horrible. Especially when you hear it personally. Things happens in the world and sometimes it could be so horrible. Then you realize how lucky most of us already are.

My Dearest Mastermind is an initiative of Chung Dha Lam, he wrote the script and basically made this short. This charity film is to fight against human trafficking to raise the awareness of this happening. It is a local project for the fund raising Charity Event. My little contribution is to volunteer the leading role.

I was first asked to direct this short. But things changes very fast, and instead of behind the scene, I am now in front of the camera. It is a good experience.

First of all, we all voluntarily participate in this charity project. There is No budget, which means; no expense allowance and candy’s for dinner. To me, it is mainly to support this charity event.

Shooting day 1

Today, I started with a meeting in the morning for next weeks Chinese New Year event. After that I rushed to my Wushu class to give lesson to my kids, then again, rushed to The Hague for filming or actually acting. I was sooo hungry! Didn’t had time for breakfast or lunch. In the car I took a piece of cake which I had from the birthday girl.

The location is like a hospital, a center for rehabilitation or something. But with nobody in the rooms and office. Of course it is Saturday day off. The location was reserved for shooting. I was reading my script which I received the last night. Luckily there is not much speaking in this film.

Finally, we were 5 hours on the set and we just shot 12 minutes and 4gb the first day. It is way too slow.

I’m tired after all the work today. My back tooth hurts. When the mandarins were eaten, there was only candy on the table to still the hunger, so that’s why.

Shooting day 2

I was shocked when I checked the call sheet for Sunday. The call from 12.00 which is heaven, but we were expected to shoot till 01.00? How come? It is not that much filming I suppose. But I believe we will shoot faster than the first day.

I’m not telling too much, this short film will be launched online. So I’ll post it when it’s done! But I can assure you the nice images, beautiful exposure in the film!

Now i’m leaving you, i’m going to the premiere at The Hague stadhuis for the Charity Fund Raising Event.

I’m wondering how much money we can generate for this charity fund!

Race against time

Hi guys! I told you that i’m tryin to keep up my blog. I’m so busy these days. Where can I buy time?! I think I need to hire a personal assistant. Today I went to the meeting at 15.00 in Amsterdam with my mentor. We had a good talk about my short film and exchanged some ideas and he asked me questions to make clear how to film this story. He gave me some good advices. Then I left his office and went to the second meeting at 17.30 – NFTA meeting with production team. Btw. Altough the office is clean white, but there was an eye-catching red lounge chair in his office, it looked very comfortable, stylish and artistic. Then I walked for 10 minutes and had a snack and went right away to the next meeting location at ‘Waterlooplein’.

I need to say that the meeting with the production team is quite productive, it was totally different from the first meeting I had. The first was more the artistic sense etc. and the second is more realistic planning. We talked about the storyline, scenes, every detail, but mainly the production process, financial aspects and everything around. It is a tight schedule, if we had more time it would made a big difference, and I will stress less. That means a + for the quality of the final product. But I’m a fighter, and I’m going for the A+, and my team will!

Phew, I feel lucky that my browser didn’t crash! cuz that would be said . .

Facebook: I have been non-active for 4 days now . . It cost me time to follow all that stuff. Although I like te share.

Sooner or later I’ll be posting another blog, but personal happenings the last days (Caught by Police) So stay tuned!

Just to give you a glance at my (short time) to do list:


  1. Mail update to mentor
  2. Work out script 3rd version before sunday
  3. Synopsis 3rd version
  4. Screenplay
  5. Set up casting profile
  6. Casting
  7. Look for suitable locations
  8. Transport / Cathering
  9. Meet up with crew (cameraman, light, sound, editor)
  10. Reply mails


  1. Order carport
  2. Pay road tax (bleeeh)
  3. Editing short video project (must be done friday)  Cost me approx. 2 hours 🙁
  4. Saturday noon short video project
  5. Write intro announcement for performance and select the music.
  6. Saturday noon Final Kungfu Performance Rehearsal
  7. Saturday eve Kungfu performance at Hilversum
  8. Contact University for missing marks
  9. A lot of mailssss

Ps. I’m looking for actors/actresses! interested? Don’t hesitate, E-mail me now! [email protected]

Pss. Don’t think that I have plenty of time, i’m already running out of time. I’m writing this for you at late night!