05. November 2021 · Comments Off on 6th Annual JC Action Film Week · Categories: Uncategorized

October 17, 2021

Last night, the 6th Annual Jackie Chan Action Film Week ended smoothly with a beautiful Closing Ceremony. Initially, this year’s Action Film Week was supposed to be held in August but unfortunately because of COVID-19, the event was postponed. Many of my friends had agreed to attend in August, and I’m deeply grateful for my friends who still agreed to come without a second thought after our staff decided on a new date (October) at such short notice. I’m so touched and I truly appreciate the support.

This year’s Action Film Week was a little different from previous years, and the mindset of the participants were also not the same. Being part of the film industry, not only do we have to endure the strain and hardships that have resulted from the epidemic, we also have to continue to do the best of our ability. We need to help each other and support each other, in the hope that we can overcome all these difficulties together.

Although the time we had to prepare the rescheduled event was very limited, I know that all the staff and crew, on and off the stage, have worked very hard to make this happen. Especially last night, when the temperature suddenly dropped and it was particularly cold, I noticed many guests and artists wore very light clothing throughout the entire event. I know it was very difficult for everyone. Witnessing the devotion and professionalism was very heart-warming. I’d like to take this opportunity to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone for supporting the entire action film industry. I look forward to meeting up again next year!

第六屆的「成龍國際動作電影周」昨晚順利落下帷幕,活動原本是要在今年8月舉行,但是因為疫情的原因,我們決定推遲,當時很多答應我來的朋友,在我們這次倉促的定下日期之後,又是二話不說就答應過來參加,我真的是很感動!

 

今年的動作周與以往不太一樣,來參加的朋友們的心境也跟以前不太一樣。疫情之下,大家作為同行,不僅需要扛住壓力,繼續做好自己的份內事,也確實需要互相幫助,互相扶持,抱著希望,一起度過難關。

 

這次我們籌備的時間有限,台前幕後的團隊都非常辛苦,尤其昨天突然降溫,天氣特別冷,很多嘉賓和明星朋友都穿著很單薄的衣服撐到最後,真的是難為大家了,這份情誼讓我們覺得很溫暖,感謝所有人對所有動作電影人的支持,期待著明年再相見!

 

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07. August 2021 · Comments Off on Safe Journey, My Brothers · Categories: Uncategorized

Today is suppose to be the second day of my 6th Annual Jackie Chan International Action Film Week but because of the recent COVID outbreak, we were forced to take sudden preventative measures and announced that our event would be delayed.  This meant that all our previous preparation work had to be redone but none of our staff had any complaints, and I’m extremely grateful because all our guests, artist and friends still agreed to participate even if the dates were changed. I’m very touched and very thankful to everyone for continuously supporting the action film industry.

To be honest, these few days has been a very difficult and sad time for me. On the evening of July 28th, a second generation JC Stunt team member, Yang Sheng, passed away due to illness.  He joined the JC Stunt team in 1984 and did some amazingly dangerous stunts while filming “Police Story”. It was during this time that I started to appreciate the skills and bravery of stuntmen from China. It feels like it was only yesterday when we endured so many life and death moments together……



I never imagined that just a few days later, today, I received another unbelievable and heartbreaking news. A fourth generation JC Stunt team member, Bradley James Allan, also passed away from illness….

Many years ago while I was filming “Mr. Nice Guy”, he was just a fan and I remember him coming to visit the set. At that time, he was crazy about Chinese Kung Fu and had practiced it for many years. It was because of his amazing skills and talent, he transformed from being a fan to a stuntman, and eventually joined my JC Stunt Team. He even fought with me in “Gorgeous”, and I think a lot of people remember this skillful boxer in the movie. He has also contributed to many of my movies.

Over the years, he’s made masterpieces that has amazed many people in film industry, including “Kingsman” film series, “Wonder Woman” and many others, making him a very well known action choreographer in Hollywood, and also an excellent role-model to many action stars.

Within the space of a few days, the JC Stunt team lost 2 family members. It’s hard to find words to describe how I feel. Apart from reminiscing my two brothers, I could only say to myself, I have to stay strong and continue with holding the Action Film Week, and continue running the China Stuntmen Association so that we can obtain more opportunities for stuntmen to perform their skills and present their work on an international stage, and also obtain more assurances and respect for even the most basic stuntmen in the industry.  I think I’ve reached a point in my life where if I know I have the ability to do something, I should do something, and it’s certain something I will do.

To my two brothers, there are no illnesses in heaven. Rest In Peace. Will always be missing you!

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今天是原定的第六届成龙国际动作电影周的第二天,为了疫情防控大局,前些天我们宣布延期这次活动,即使几乎所有工作全都要重新来过,团队中的工作人员都毫无怨言,应邀出席的嘉宾、明星朋友,也表示既然答应了要来,改时间也会来,我心里很感动,很感谢大家对动作电影人的支持。

其实这几天,也是心情非常难过的几天,7月28日晚,成家班第二代成员杨升因病离开了我们。他1984年就加入了成家班,在《警察故事》里有非常惊险的动作演出,让那时的我见识到了内地动作电影人的能力和胆识,与他一起出生入死的日子,就像还在眼前……

没想到短短几天过去,今天再度听到悲痛的消息,成家班第四代成员Bradley James Allan也因病离开……

很多年前,我在拍摄《一个好人》的时候,他作为影迷去剧组探班,那时他已经痴迷中国功夫多年,也勤奋练习了多年。正是因为出众的能力,他从影迷成为了武行,后来加入了成家班,还跟我一起主演了《玻璃樽》,让很多观众都记住了那个跟我对打的高手,之后我的多部作品里都有他的贡献。

这些年他的代表作不断让影坛惊叹,《王牌特工》系列、《神奇女侠》等等,让他成为了好莱坞最炙手可热的动作指导,也成为很多动作电影人的榜样。

几天之内,成家班痛失两个亲人,我的心情难以形容,除了怀念兄弟,我只能跟自己说,要坚持把动作电影周办下去,把中国动作特技人工作委员会办下去,为更多的动作电影人争取展示他们作品和能力的空间,也为更多基层的特技人争取基本的保障和尊重。这是我到了这个人生阶段,有能力做,应该做,也必须做的。

两位兄弟,天堂里没有病痛,愿一路走好,永远怀念你们!

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11. May 2021 · Comments Off on So Happy and Honored · Categories: Uncategorized

I was very happy to meet the Dragon Boat team who will be representing China at the “Tokyo Olympics Dragon Boat Performance Event” today, and I’m also extremely honoured to be the “Dragon Boat Ambassador” and the “Olympic Dragon Boat Performance Event Ambassador”. I hope to physically support the Dragon Boat event so it can become an official competitive Olympic event.

 

In China, “dragon” is traditionally considered a cultural symbol and an important image, and dragon boating is also a traditional sporting event originating from China. In recent years, many more countries around the world have quickly gained interest in the sport, and it was officially made a competitive event at the 2010 Asia World Games. I hope the Olympic Games will also make it an official competitive event soon as well so it can shine at the world’s most prestigious sporting stage!

 

今天很開心跟東京奧運會競技龍舟展示項目的中國代表隊相聚,也很榮幸作為「龍舟入奧形象大使」和「奧林匹克級別競技龍舟形象大使」,以實際行動助力龍舟入奧!龍是中華民族的文化象徵和重要圖騰,龍舟是一項起源於中國的傳統運動,近年來在全球多個國家快速興起,並於2010年起成為亞運會的正式比賽項目,希望它早日成為奧運會的正式比賽項目,在世界體育最高舞台綻放光芒!

 

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07. April 2021 · Comments Off on Thank You for the Birthday Wishes! · Categories: Uncategorized

It’s that time of year again and I’ve received so many messages and well wishes. I’d like to say a heartfelt “thank you” to all my friends and fans from all over the world for your warm birthday wishes! Last year, everything was put to a halt because of COVID-19 and luckily, things are starting to get back to normal again. A lot of people have been asking me about the back pain that I had earlier on. I just want to let everyone know, don’t worry! I’m feeling a lot better now. I went to visit the JC Stunt Team Training Centre today to do some preparation and training for my next movie. Honestly for me, working on my birthday is like giving my birthday the biggest respect ever. Ha ha! Especially after thinking about the days when I stopped working because of the pandemic, being able to start work again is considered very fortunate. I also hope everyone will appreciate these fortunate and encouraging times. Thanks again for all your birthday messages! Wishing everyone peace, happiness, and good health!


又是一年生日,收到了很多很多的祝福,感谢所有亲朋好友和全世界的影迷!去年世界因为疫情而停下脚步,幸好如今已经渐渐恢复,这是很多人的牺牲和无私付出换来的,我们会一直记得。很多朋友都在关心我前段时间复发的腰伤,跟大家说声放心,现在已经好多了。今天按照工作计划到成家班训练基地,为下部戏的拍摄进行前期训练。对我来说,生日当天在工作,是对生日最大的尊重,哈哈!尤其想想因为疫情停工的日子,现在能开工就是件幸福的事,希望我们大家都能好好珍惜这种幸福,另外你们的祝福我收到后再双倍的返回祝福全世界,祝大家健康,平安,快乐!

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11. February 2021 · Comments Off on Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快樂! · Categories: Uncategorized

With Chinese New Year around the corner, I’d like to send my early wishes to everybody! I hope all my fans and friends stay safe and healthy in the year of the Ox! And I wish everyone good health, good fortune, and a very Happy Chinese New Year!

 

新春之际,想对所有爱我和我爱的人说:”2021,希望世界和平、明天会更好“!

 

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