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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Mingling with Memories

  1. FADE IN

  2. Act 1

  3. INT. STUDY - 08:45

  4. PETER is wearing a suit and a tie.

  5. PETER (V.O): This morning, I've another HKUST function to attend.

  6. Pausing.

  7. PETER (V.O) (Cont'd): HKUST is launching a "Redbird Innovation Fund" to support HKUST start-ups from Seed to Series A/B stages.

  8. Pausing.

  9. PETER (V.O) (Cont'd): The Seed stage is the earliest stage of funding for a start-up. It has a concept or prototype but limited traction and revenue.

  10. Pausing.

  11. PETER (V.O) (Cont'd): Series A stage comes after the Seed stage when the start-up has demonstrated some level of market validation and growth potential. Its product or service has acquired some early customers and revenue.

  12. Pausing.

  13. PETER (V.O) (Cont'd): Series B stage follows the Series A stage and is focused on accelerating the start-up's growth. It's likely the company can achieve significant revenue growth.

  14. Act 2


  16. Counter. Peter sees AH PO and JESSICA.

  17. PETER: Hi Jessica!

  18. Ah Po's face lights up with joy.


  20. INT. BUSINESS SCHOOL, HKUST - 16:45 (Days ago)

  21. Counter. Peter is chatting with Ah Po.

  22. PETER: I forgot the name of your colleague...

  23. AH PO: Jessica?

  24. PETER: Yes, Jessica!... Jessica...Jessica.


  26. Crowded reception. Peter sees familiar faces. ALBERT rushes to shake hands with him.

  27. PETER: Good to see you Albert! It's been a while.

  28. ALBERT: I must say, your proactive approach in Council meetings has inspired me to do the same!

  29. Having nodded appreciatively, Peter has eye contact with a DOCTOR.

  30. DOCTOR: I'm Carol...We all know you...I do material science.

  31. PETER: Ah, you're with the Office of Knowledge Transfer...


  33. A. Christmas lunch, Office of Knowledge Transfer. Peter mingles with STAFF.

  34. B. Party time. Entertaining the staff, Peter plays the guitar and sings his HKUST song-


  36. PETER (Cont'd): Tell me how do you assess a start-up's market validation and growth potential in your field.

  37. PETER (V.O): I'm also seeking inspiration about my son-in-law-to-be's research direction.

  38. After having some exchanges, ROBERT, another doctor, approaches him.

  39. ROBERT: I do voluntary work with Janet, the former Commissioner of Innovation & Technology...

  40. PETER: Yes, we collaborated when I was Director of Intellectual Property...


  42. INT. FUNCTION - DAY (Over 10 years ago)

  43. JANET and Peter are having a chat.

  44. JANET: I must say, you explain the difference between innovation and creativity so easily...

  45. PETER (V.O): Innovative stuff like mobile technology change the world... Creative stuff like artistic works are what people can live without...


  47. As they take a selfie together. a PHOTOGRAPHER takes a photo of them. Peter then bumps into SHIRLEY and KELLY near the cocktail table.

  48. PETER: I love the cocktail presentation...I write reviews on Google Maps...

  49. As Shirley and Kelly are wondering, Peter shows them his contributions on his mobile screen.

  50. PETER (Cont'd): My stuff has attracted over 100 million views so far...But few know I'm the author...

  51. PETER (V.O): Anyhow, I try to make memories in people's hearts as they'll be all that left of me when I'm gone.

  52. Act 3

  53. INT. STUDY - 22:30

  54. Peter inserts an AI drawing entitled "Mingling with Memories..." to a text.

  55. PETER (V.O): Socialising and connecting with others can evoke a sense of nostalgia and reflection.

  56. Thinking.

  57. PETER (V.O): Connections can lead to inspiration, support and collaboration, especially in the field of innovation.

  58. Reflecting.

  59. PETER (V.O) (Cont'd) As what I say, do or create may influence others, I'll continue to play a positive role model.

  60. FADE OUT

  61. THE END

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