Local filmmakers out of frame

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 06 September, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 06 September, 2006, 12:00am

Does this tell us something about our standard of creativity?

While more than 150 Hongkongers were among 3,000 from across Asia invited to submit videos for the Discovery Channel's 5 Takes travel series, only two made it to the semi-final with 40 contestants - and then Justin Choo and Sky Tao (right) were kicked out after the interviews in Singapore.

Were our videos too wishy-washy? Discovery Channel wouldn't say. They only said Hongkongers tried very hard to impress by using different languages like Cantonese, Russian, German and Greek.

Apparently one of the videos focused on Hong Kong Disneyland and another featured the city's markets to show the local flavour.

The five winning contestants - from Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines and Australia - will visit major cities in a 10-week tour, interacting with viewers.