HONG KONG: Four Hong Kong friends have beaten Hollywood to the draw by producing the first film on former US intelligence technician Edward Snowden, the makers of the movie said yesterday.
“To be the first one to really do anything about it...it was quite invigorating,” cinematographer and editor Edwin Lee told AFP of the five- minute YouTube video entitled “Verax.”
The film imagines the drama which unfolded in Hong Kong leading up to Snowden’s bombshell interview with British newspaper The Guardian, using local actors and shaky camera work reminiscent of the Bourne movie series.
The Guardian, along with the Washington Post, published information provided by Snowden about vast surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency to gather Internet data and phone logs.
“This is a spy movie that’s developing,” Lee said of the inspiration behind the idea.