Hong Kong writer's debut as film director of 'Lust and Found'

A Hong Kong screenwriter who won the Asia Film Finance Forum award for best Hong Kong screenplay has just finished directing his first feature. 'Lust and Found' will appear in cinemas in 2013

PUBLISHED : Monday, 31 December, 2012, 10:41am
UPDATED : Monday, 31 December, 2012, 6:29pm

Screenwriter Lawrence Gray is excited. He has just finished filming his first feature film, Lust and Found, which will screen in 2013. He directed as well as wrote the script.

The film is a comedy set in Hong Kong, about a mis-matched couple who find a bag of money, and their misadventures afterwards. The photo shows Vivienne Tseng, one of the couple.

Gray's previous script, Fat Englishmen, won the Hong Kong Asia Film Finance Forum award for best Hong Kong screenplay.

That script is scheduled for production in Hollywood in co-production with Catfish Productions, whose movie Walk the Line won the 2006 Oscar for best actress for Reese Witherspoon, and received four Oscar nominations.

Gray has lived in Hong Kong since 1991. He founded the Screenwriters’ Workshop in Britain and the Hong Kong Writers’ Circle, and lectures on the art of screenwriting.

Gray has written extensively for British television, contributing episodes of The Bill, Medics, Yellowthread Street and the Paradise Club.

He spoke with video reporter Stephen Quinn about the highlights of the film and his experiences of directing sex scenes.