Sugar Street Studio
2021, Cantonese, 90mins, DCP, Colour
In 1994, a jilted man set off a fire inside a film studio on Sugar Street, killing four people. Since then, the building has been rumoured to be haunted by a vengeful spirit that was left behind. To please an investor, a shady film producer takes over a deserted shop space in the Sugar Street building and turns it into a haunted house with the help of several young special effects artists. To their surprise, the haunted house becomes a viral sensation when the real ghost shows up to terrify the visitors. Photographer, screenwriter and radio personality Sunny Lau makes his feature directorial debut with an uproarious horror-comedy that subverts genre conventions. Lau even uses his story’s film industry setting to cleverly lampoon its shady practices.
Festivals & Awards
Udine Far East Film Festival
Sunny Lau is a veteran photographer, radio personality and TV programme host. He started directing TV and online drama series since 2018. Some of his works include VR Exorcist (2018), Demon’s Path (2018) and A Perfect Day for Arsenide (2020). He was also the screenwriter for the feature film Missbehavior (2019). Sugar Street Studio is his first directorial feature film.
|Scriptwriter||Sunny Lau, Kan Pok-chuen|
|Art Director||Rico Cheung|
|Sound||Hazelle D.W., Liszta Poon,
Canney Yeung, Mathew Lam,
|Cast||Matt Chow, Eric Kot,
Chan Kwok-pong, Chloe So,
Hanna Chan, Yatho Wong,
Martin Wong, Wiyona Yeung,
Kaki Sham, Sing Lam
|World Sales||Sun Entertainment Culture Limited|