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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Soup for the Soul

  1. FADE IN

  2. Act 1

  3. EXT. ROAD - 09:00

  4. Waiting in the driver seat of a New Beetle, PETER checks a WhatsApp message.

  5. PETER (V.O.): It's a reminder from the Association's Secretary General about this afternoon's meeting agenda.

  6. Reading.

  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): As a panelist, I'm going to talk about the challenges and opportunities of the creative industry in the Greater Bay Area (GBA).

  8. Pausing.

  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd):I won't miss the opportunity to champion IP trading. But would it be too remote for the audience?

  10. Thinking.

  11. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Let me make a little effort to see what ChatGPT would say on the topic.

  12. Typing on screen and getting an answer, Peter studies it.

  13. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): There's a big market in three areas: media works, product designs and cultural tourism.

  14. Act 2

  15. INT. STUDIO - 10:00

  16. We hear oldies.

  17. PETER (V.O.): The internet radio narrowcasts many songs of the Beatles each day. The authors of oldies are still receiving good royalties.

  18. Pausing.

  19. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Entertaining others with original works can be rewarding.

  20. Peter takes a look of "The Beatles" products near him

  21. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): With a big "B" and a dropped "T" focusing on "Beat", the typographical design of the logo has eye-appeal.

  22. Pausing.

  23. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Consumers buy aesthetics rather than functionality of products.

  24. Pausing.

  25. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): On cultural tourism, I think Hong Kong has good stories to tell too.

  26. Pausing.

  27. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): If the creative people in the music and film sectors would act as guides, tourists should be excited and delighted to join.

  28. Opening a pile of letters, Peter checks them.

  29. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Oh, the deadline date for the subscription of rights issue of a company is today!

  30. Pausing.

  31. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Focusing on creating stuff including AI drawings, I haven't opened stock letters from banks for weeks.


  33. A. Peter gives instructions via a fintech app.

  34. B. Having filled a subscription form, Peter faxes it.

  35. C. After lunch, Peter goes to a swimming pool.


  37. EXT. SWIMMING POOL - 14:45

  38. Sunny. Peter is swimming

  39. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I won't be able to swim tonight.

  40. INT. HEYA, THE ONE - 17:00

  41. On stage, Peter is seated among other PANELISTS.

  42. PETER (V.O.): I haven't spoken as a panelist like this for years.

  43. PANELIST#1 is speaking.

  44. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I think the opportunity should be given to the young and bright.

  45. PANELIST#2 is speaking.

  46. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I'd recognize the market demand of GBA first. Capitalizaton isn't supply-driven.

  47. As Peter speaks, we hear: identify...recognize...capitalize...IP trading...

  48. PETER (V.O.): In closing, I'd call upon Govt to support on the policy front, the Association to set the trend and everybody to be creative.

  49. Later, while chatting with FRIENDS, a bottled soup is served.

  50. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Chatting with old friends is like having soup for the soul.

  51. Act 3

  52. EXT. ROAD - 21:15

  53. Peter walks towards a bus stop.

  54. PETER (V.O.): Making an effort to create something daily is important.

  55. Pausing.

  56. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): That's how change occurs. It can be uplifting and transformative.

  57. Pausing.

  58. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Delivering value to all is what keeps me going.

  59. FADE OUT

  60. THE END

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