10th November 2020 – (Hong Kong) Hollywood actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt invited Hong Kong people to record on Facebook last month. to read out a poem “Hong Kong Never Sleeps”. It was to be used as a project of the online platform hitRECord founded by him. Joseph released the finished short film on 7th November created for Hong Kong people. The video is around 1 minute and 41 seconds in length. It has many Hong Kong special scenes, including night scenes, street markets, Victoria Harbour, Big Buddha, trams, street dances, Yick Cheong Building (where Transformers was filmed), and Bruce Lee statue. There are a lot of social movement clips and photos, Lennon Walls, street rallies, candlelights, umbrellas together with edited recordings of Hong Kong people. The video is meant to send Hong Kong messages to various places on the Internet.
Joseph also expressed his feelings about this short film, he said he was proud to present “Hong Kong Never Sleeps,” the collaborative short film our community created on hitRECord. This piece features writing, visual, and voice acting contributions from over 100 artists.
Wanted to take a moment to extend a sincere ‘thank you’ to everyone who contributed to this project. Your creativity and passion have really inspired me.
Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt is an American actor, filmmaker, singer, and entrepreneur. As a child, Gordon-Levitt appeared in the films A River Runs Through It, Angels in the Outfield, Holy Matrimony, and 10 Things I Hate About You. He played the role of Tommy Solomon in the TV series 3rd Rock from the Sun. He took a break from acting to study at Columbia University, but dropped out in 2004 to pursue acting again. He has since starred in (500) Days of Summer, Inception, Hesher, 50/50, Premium Rush, Miracle at St. Anna, The Brothers Bloom, The Dark Knight Rises, Brick, Looper, The Lookout, Manic, Lincoln, Mysterious Skin, and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. He portrayed Philippe Petit in the Robert Zemeckis-directed film The Walk (2015) and whistleblower Edward Snowden in the Oliver Stone film Snowden (2016). For his leading performances in (500) Days of Summer and 50/50, he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
Gordon-Levitt also founded the online production company HitRecord in 2004 and has hosted his own TV series, HitRecord on TV since January 2014, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media – Social TV Experience in the same year. In 2013, Gordon-Levitt made his feature film directing and screenwriting debut with Don Jon in which he also stars. He previously directed and edited two short films, both of which were released in 2010: Morgan M. Morgansen’s Date with Destiny and Morgan and Destiny’s Eleventeenth Date: The Zeppelin Zoo.