15. August 2017 · Comments Off on The NEW Jackie Chan Adventures · Categories: Uncategorized

How many of you still remember “Jackie Chan Adventures” from 17 years ago? Finally after 7 years of development, the “All New Jackie Chan Adventures” launched yesterday (August 14) on major children’s channels around China, such as BTV KAKU Children’s Satellite Channel, YOU MAN Cartoon, JIA JIA Cartoon, Aniworld TV, and TOONMAX TV. At the end of every episode, I’ll share some useful tips for kids that can be use everyday.  I’ve always wanted to make a refreshing animation series that is entertaining, educational, and suitable for the Chinese audience. Let’s follow the J-Team in being the Guardian of Dreams, and help protect our world of dreams and fantasy.


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02. August 2017 · Comments Off on Event for Documentary · Categories: Uncategorized

 

Today I attended a promotional event for a nature themed documentary by BBC called Earth: One Amazing Day, featuring many different kinds of wildlife creatures and animals. I’ve always loved animals, and a lot of my acting is inspired by them. As the narrator for this documentary, I recorded in the studio for 6 hours straight and absolutely enjoyed it! As I was recording, I couldn’t stop thinking about the young people today and how they’re living in concrete jungles surrounded by tall buildings, carrying laptops and cellphones, and forgetting about how beautiful nature and wildlife really is. This documentary has given us an opportunity to re-discover the natural world. In the film industry, we’ve always had a saying: “children and animals can’t be filmed”, because we know that they’re too difficult to film! You just can’t control them. Earth: One Amazing Day is about nature, wildlife, and animals in their natural habitat. Every unique shot captured on film is a result of many months of patience, with footage from unseen angles and perspectives never seen before. I’d like to take this opportunity to give full credit to the director, cinematographer, and the entire production crew for sacrificing your time and energy in making such a beautiful documentary. It’s not very often that I recommend people to go see a movie, but this one I highly recommend because it’s definitely worth watching! The film will be released on August 11th, just in time for the summer holidays. Adults can take your kids to watch the movie, and I assure you that you’ll all enjoy it! At the event, I also received some gifts from fans. Thank you! I’ve read your letters and received your donations. Thank you so much!

 

今天參加《地球:神奇的一天》的宣傳活動,這是BBC出品的一部環保主題的紀錄片,主角們是各種各樣的動物。我一直非常非常喜歡動物,平時很多演戲的靈感也都來自於它們,這次配音我也是拼了,連續六個小時泡在錄音室里不出來,很享受!一邊配音我一邊就會想,現在很多年輕人都住在鋼筋水泥的森林里,每天抱著電腦和手機,已經忘記了大自然有多美好。這部電影提供了一個機會,讓我們重新認識大自然。我們拍電影的常說一句話,小孩和動物不能拍,因為拍他們太難了,你根本無法控制,《地球:神奇的一天》整部戲都是關於大自然和動物,一個精彩鏡頭的捕捉常常要花費幾個月的時間等待,非常難得,在這裡我要向這部戲的導演、攝影和所有主創團隊,向願意花費時間和生命專注在這類作品上的創作者們致敬!我很少推薦觀眾看戲,但這次一定要推薦,真的值得看!8月11日上映,剛好暑假來了,大人們可以帶著小朋友一起去看,保證大家不虛此行!影迷們送的禮物都收到啦,信也看了,捐款也收到了,老規矩你們懂。謝謝大家!

 

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05. July 2017 · Comments Off on Busy & Fulfilling Week · Categories: Uncategorized

As usual, it’s been a very busy few weeks and I haven’t had much time to write down all the exciting things I’ve done. But the past couple of weeks has been too important and monumental for me, and I want to share my thoughts with you all. As I like to say to my friends, “better late than never!”.

 

June 17, 2017
I flew into Guangzhou on Sunday evening for a quick performance at the MarySharon X Bazaar Red Hot Concert at the Guangzhou Sports Stadium. I initially thought I might not be able to make it because the weather had been terrible with heavy torrential rain, and we didn’t know if we could land in Guangzhou. Luckily, I made it on time. After singing one song “Sincere Hero” (Zhen Xin Ying Xiong), I had to quickly rush back to the airport and fly to Shanghai for the International Shanghai Film Festival Forum.

 

June 18, 2017
By the time I arrived in Shanghai, it was already past midnight. The next day, I first attended the ‘Conversation with Jackie Chan’ event for my 2017 Jackie Chan Action Week, which is part of the Shanghai International Film Festival. Also at the event were director Stanley Tong and director Ding Sheng.

We answered many questions from the audience and discussed some meaningful topics. Straight after the event, I went back to the hotel for a meeting, and then in the evening, I attended another event called the ‘China Movie Channel Night’.

I also received a very pleasant surprise with some very exciting news – my Jackie Chan DC racing Oreca team won at the LMP2 race in the Le Mans 24 Hour Endurance Race, claiming first and second place overall. Congratulations! I look forward to celebrating with you on your victorious return home.

 


June 19 – 20, 2017
After a busy day in Shanghai, I travelled back to Beijing on the 19th of June and prepared for my next big event, the JC Stunt Team 40th Anniversary! I never imagined that my JC Stunt Team has lasted 40 years already. To mark the special occasion, I invited all my JC Stunt Team members from all over the world, from the 1st generation to the 8th generation; I invited their family as well to come join our monumental celebrations. Since the JC Stunt Team established in 1976 till now, there are now over 70 members.


On June 20th, the JC Stunt Team 40th Anniversary Celebration was held at my JC Stunt Team Training Base in Tianjin.

I was so happy to see my close friends Eric Tsang, Yuen Biao, Yuen Wah, Stanley Tong, and Tsui Siu Ming. Before the event started, Eric Tsang said to me, “Remember to bring some tissues!” I said to him, I won’t cry again this time because my wife already told me that I look terrible when I cry on tv.

The press conference started at 3:00pm and we all greeted the media with a simple yet monumental fist molding ceremony where all the guests and JC Stunt Team members casted an impression of their own fist in plasticine.

 

After the press conference, celebrations started with some performances from future JC Stunt Team candidates. I was so proud and overjoyed when I saw all the JC Stunt Team members being introduced on stage, from the first generation down to the eighth generation. But once again, I was moved to tears when I saw images of my five brothers who have passed away: Fung Hark-On (馮克安), Chow Yun-Kin (周潤堅), Han Chun (韓春), Sham Chin-Bo (岑潛波), Ailen Sit Chun-Wai (薛春煒).

It was such an emotional moment and I seriously couldn’t hold back my tears. (Actually, Eric Tsang cried more than me!) I still have so many things that I want to say to my brothers, but words cannot describe all the things I want to express in my heart. I just hope that my JC Stunt Team will continue on for 50, 60, or 70 years. Even if I’m not here, I hope the spirit of the JC Stunt Team with continue to live forever! My dearest brothers, meeting you in my lifetime is the best thing that has ever happened.


We had a tree-planting ceremony in the afternoon where each tree represented each generation of the JC Stunt Team. Today was not only a celebration of 40 years since the JC Stunt Team established, it was also a reunion of my brothers that I haven’t seen for so many years. I’m very grateful to see them again, and we talked about many great memories during dinner. By the time we all got back to Beijing, it was nearing 2:00am. Our next journey and big event was just around the corner. As soon as I got back to the hotel, I took a quick rest and prepared for my next trip to Shanghai.

 

June 21 – 22, 2017
The JC Stunt Team 40th Anniversary was a great success, but it didn’t end there! I didn’t get much rest when I got back to the hotel because I was excited for our next event, the Jackie Chan Action Movie Week Gala Evening in Shanghai. In the afternoon on June 21, I invited all my JC Stunt Team members to fly with me to Shanghai and attend the Gala Evening Ceremony. We arrived into Shanghai in the evening, just in time for dinner with my brothers and sisters from Seven Little Fortunes: Yuen Qiu, Yuen Kwai, Yuen Biu, Yuen Wah, Yuen Tak, Yuen Chu; and my friends Eric Tsang, Wu Jing, and Chris Tucker. Actually, there were about 250 of us having dinner together. It was a very lively and happy evening.

Early morning the next day (on June 22), after taking a quick shower and getting dressed, I immediately headed to the Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre (SHOAC) for rehearsals. Everything went smoothly with my special welcoming entrance in the “Skywalker” (a specialised piece of stunt gear used for 360˚ unobstructed aerial rigging), choreographed so that I hung mid-air over front rows of the audience to give out lollies.

I then rehearsed the ending songs, got the “ok” and rushed back to the hotel to prepare for the ceremony. This year is the third year of the Jackie Chan Action Movie Week Gala Evening. It’s an awards ceremony honouring those who have made outstanding contributions to action movies on an international platform. Apart from the awards, I especially arranged a small re-union of our original Seven Little Fortunes. I showed an MV dedicated to my “Yuen Ka Ban” brothers and sisters, and we were all moved to tears with memories of our Sifu (master) Yu Jim-Yuen, our young faces when we were training in the Peking Opera School, and our performances as the Seven Little Fortunes.

But the highlight of the evening was when we announced that the China Stuntmen Association was official established. Wow, what a moment to treasure. I saw everyone in the audience applauding with a standing ovation. But the most touching thing was seeing the reaction from my JC Stunt Team in the crowd and how excited they were.

Lately, the China Stuntmen Association has been a hot topic within the stuntmen community with many saying that no one has taken notice or interest in the stuntmen field. Now, finally, they have a place where they can call home. I’d like to take this opportunity to say a special ‘thank you’ to directory Yuen Woo-Ping, big brother Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, director Tsui Hark, director Feng Xiao-Gang, good brother Eric Tsang Chi-Wai, and Chin Ka-Lok for being the vice-presidents of the China Stuntmen Association. I’d also like to say a special thanks to all the guests and artists who attended the Action Movie Week Gala Ceremony, and the brilliant performances during the evening; a big thank you to all participating entrants, local and abroad, for your trust in the Jackie Chan Movie Action Week Gala Evening Awards; and also ‘thank you’ to every single staff member, production crew, and all the people working behind the scenes! Without your help, this moment in history couldn’t be so perfect. However, there was a flaw that didn’t go smoothly tonight and that was in my own performance. My welcoming entrance in the Skywalker didn’t work out as planned. No matter how smooth my rehearsals went, when it came to the real thing, my sleeve got caught in one of the buckles and I couldn’t get the sweets out of my pocket when I was suspended above the audience. Needless to say, I was very disappointed. Hopefully next year I’ll do something even better to make up for it!

Last but not least, I’d like to say a special ‘thank you’ to all my fans for your gifts and donations, I’ve received them all and I’ve read all your letters. But because there are so many gifts, I can’t take pictures of them individually to share with everyone. However, your kind thoughts and well wishes in every gift has been stored in my heart. Thank you so much for your continuous support. Thank you, thank you!

 

June 23 – 30, 2017

With two major events held one after the other, the 40th Anniversary of the JC Stunt Team and the Jackie Chan Action Movie Week Gala Awards Ceremony is finally finished. Honestly, I’m absolutely exhausted, but the joy and satisfaction gained from the success of these two meaningful events heavily out-weights the endless nights of hard work. It feels like a great accomplishment because preparations for these two events has taken us over a year.

Did you know that this year is also the Seven Little Fortune’s 58th anniversary? Time flies so quickly, it’s been 58 years already. It’s been an emotional week, but very fun, enjoyable and satisfying. I didn’t have much time to catch my breath and I was off to my next destination as Hong Kong Airline’s Brand Ambassador on the inaugural flight to Vancouver.

June 30 marked the first non-stop flight from Hong Kong to Vancouver for Hong Kong Airlines, and for the first time, I experienced doing an PA announcement as the captain; tasted a very unique cocktail called “Bauhinia Love” made by an experienced bartender who specially flew over from Canada; and drew the lucky draw winners for passengers on the inaugural flight. When we landed in Vancouver, our flight was welcomed by a water salute.


Delicious cocktail – Bauhinia of Love

 

Hello Vancouver!

 

At Vancouver International Airport, I was greeted by airport officials and changed into a pilot’s uniform. Do you think I look smart?

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Hong Kong airlines for arranging such an amazing journey from Hong Kong to Vancouver. This year is the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover and I hope that more and more visitors from all over the world will come to Hong Kong for a holiday! I’m in the process of discussing the possibilities of using our positive influence in collaborating and opportunity to doing some charity work in the near future. I hope that we can help sponsor some poverty-stricken underprivileged children and giving them a chance to fly free somewhere around the world. I hope to give them a chance to see how big this world is!

 

July 1, 2017
Today is Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Canada’s Day and I was invited to perform at their celebratory event in Vancouver. It’s hard to believe that the last time I was here was when I came to film “Rumble in the Bronx”, 24 years ago! This film was one of the first films that made me well known internationally, and one of the reasons why I consider Vancouver a lucky place for me.  I know there are many Chinese immigrants from Hong Kong living here and I was very happy to see so many people in the crowd. A staff member told me that over 300,000 people turned out for this special day. I performed on stage with the local children and we sang a medley of three songs: the first song was written by Jaycee, called ‘A Better World’; the second song was ‘A Better Tomorrow’; and the third song was ‘We are the World’. The three songs put together has a special meaning — ‘Give the World More Love and Peace’!

After the celebrations, the Canadian Defence Minister came to greet me, and also told me he’s a great fan of mine! Hah hah! What a memorable day.

I’d like to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to the audience and all my fans in Canada for your warm welcome and enthusiasm! I hope to come again soon and maybe film a movie in Vancouver!

 

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30. June 2017 · Comments Off on JC Stunt Team 40th Anniversary · Categories: Uncategorized

When the JC Stunt team first started, I never imagined that we’d be together for over 40 years. In fact, I don’t think anyone would have thought that the JC Stunt team is now down to the 8th/9th generation. Before the event started, my friend Eric Tsang said to me, “don’t forget to bring some tissues”. I said to him, I won’t cry again tonight. I remember last time I cried a lot on the tv program and my wife already reminded me not to cry all the time because I look terrible when I cry on tv. But when I arrived at the event and saw so many Stunt team members and their family come especially for this gathering, and then watching scenes where the JC Stunt team put their lives on the line to complete, seeing our young faces now all aged with white hair, the energy and enthusiasm of the younger generation, and then seeing images of my five brothers that have left us already 冯克安,周润坚、韩春、岑潜波、薛春炜…. I seriously couldn’t hold back my tears (Actually, Eric Tsang cried more then me). I still have so many things I want to say to my brothers, but words just cannot fully describe all the things I want to say. I just hope the JC Stunt team will continue on for 50 years, 60 years, 70 years. Even if I’m not here, I hope the spirit of the JC Stunt team will continue to live forever! My brothers, meeting you in my lifetime is the best thing that has ever happened.

成立成家班的时候,我想不到能有四十年,可能所有人都想不到,我们今天能从第一代到第八代、第九代。今天活动开始前,志伟跟我说,拿点纸巾吧,我说今晚不会再哭了,上次已经哭太多了,娇姐也提醒我,不要总在电视上哭,不好看。但是到了活动现场,看到大家带着家人从世界各地赶来,看到兄弟们以前用命换来的电影画面,看到我们年轻时候意气风发、现在已经白了头发的样子,看到新一代的成员们正意气风发,尤其看到冯克安,周润坚、韩春、岑潜波、薛春炜五位兄弟已经永远离开我们…还是忍不住掉了眼泪(其实曾志伟比我哭得还更快)。现在有很多很多话还想对兄弟们说,千言万语,只愿成家班可以再有五十年、六十年、七十年,将来即使我不在了,成家班还能继续存在!兄弟们,这辈子能遇到你们,我不枉此生!


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19. June 2017 · Comments Off on Congratulations to my Le Mans Team · Categories: Uncategorized

Congratulations to my Le Mans racing team! I just received news that they won the P2 teams: 24hrs of Le Mans Race! This is the first time in history that a Chinese racing team has ever won the P2 Race at Le Mans. Two of our teams took first and second place. What a moment to remember, creating history with the best possible results. You guys are my heroes! Unfortunately, I’m busy preparing for my JC Stunt Team 40th anniversary celebrations and also my 3rd annual Action Week at the Shanghai Film Festival, so I can’t come and celebrate with you right now. Will celebrate with you on your victorious return home! 

 

恭喜我的车队刚刚赢得今年勒芒24小时耐力赛P2组冠军和季军!这是勒芒历史上首个在P2组夺冠的中国大陆注册车队!请记住我们的三位冠军车手:@董荷斌HoPinTung、Thomas Laurent和Oliver Jarvis,三名季军车手:@程飛DavidCheng、Tristan Gommendy、Alex Brundle。是你们创造了中国赛车运动历史性的一天,刷新了中国车队和车手在勒芒史上的最佳战绩,你们都是我的英雄!遗憾因为要筹备成家班四十周年的活动和第三届动作电影周,此刻不能在你们身边跟你们一起开香槟庆祝,期待你们凯旋归来,我们再一起大庆功!