Interview with Actor, producer & martial arts choreographer Vincent Chan

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Jackie Chan is well known for doing his own stunts in his earlier Hong Kong films. I too like to perform my own stunts so, when my friends and family watch my videos they know it’s me and not a double or CGI trickery

vincent chanTell us about yourself and what you do
My name is Vincent Chan and I live in Devon, UK. I make short films and upload them to my YouTube channel “CFGS98” which, is partnered with the AwesomenessTV Network. I recently completed a mini web series called “Eye of the Dragon” and I am now working on a short film called “Fight the Fever” which, is based on the time I had a fever and overcame it whilst asleep and fighting in the nightmare that I had.

Who has inspired you in your life and why?
Jackie Chan’s movies and a few other Hong Kong martial arts actors from the 1980s and early 1990s inspired me to do my own stunts in my films. Jackie Chan is well known for doing his own stunts in his earlier Hong Kong films and I was amazed by what he was willing and able to do for the sake of entertainment. I too like to perform my own stunts so, when my friends and family watch my videos they know it’s me and not a double or CGI trickery.

What is your greatest achievement so far?
I think the way I taught myself how to make films was my greatest achievement. I didn’t study anything media related nor did I enroll in an acting school. I simply used to watch the special features on DVDs to see how the cast and crew put their films together. I just replicated what they did on a smaller scale and added my own spin on things. Now I am in the top 10 Most Popular People Born In “Torquay/ Devon/ England/ UK” list on IMDb and my Facebook page has been verified with the blue tick.

Do you have any tips for our readers that are trying to break in the industry?
You have to get your work seen so you should show your work to as many people as you can. Your friends and relatives are good places to start. If they like what you’ve done, they could recommend your work to other people. Similarly, you can also share your work via social media to reach a much larger audience.

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