HK singer Juno Mak nominated for film festival
HONG Kong singer Juno Mak has been nominated for the best-new-director award at the Toronto Film Festival for his directorial debut, Rigor Mortis.
The film - which is co-produced by the director of Japanese horror movie Ju-On (2000), Takashi Shimizu - pays tribute to the hopping Chinese vampires from 1980s' movies.
Rigor Mortis has been selected for screening in the Midnight Madness segment of the festival, which will be held from Sept 5 to 15.
According to Chinese website Sina, the 29-year-old singer-turned-director said: "I am very happy. Since the cast members are much older and more experienced than I am, I was able to do my best with their assistance.
"I am not making a movie for awards, but the nomination is still a bonus."
Rigor Mortis is scheduled to screen here on Oct 31.