VIBErations podcast Ep 25. Film Producer and Author Bey Logan at VIBE Book & Music Shop in Mui Wo on Lantau Island in HK on 29th April 2021
Bey Logan is the most successful and prolific non-Chinese film-maker in the Hong Kong and China movie industries. Over the last three decades, he has worked with and for the movie legends Jackie Chan, Chow Yun-fat, Gong Li, Sammo Hung and Jet Li.
After relocating to Hong Kong from England, Logan worked for action superstar Jackie Chan, writing and producing the documentaries ‘Jackie Chan: My Story’ and ‘My Stunts’, the films ‘Gen-X Cops’ and ‘Gen-Y Cops’ and producing the smash hit ‘The Twins Effect’. Bey also wrote and produced the US$60m epic ‘The Medallion’, starring Jackie Chan, which was filmed in Ireland and Thailand.
In 2016, Bey wrote and produced the martial arts epic ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny’. The film stars Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh and Veronica Ngo, and was shot on location in New Zealand. It was a hugely successful release worldwide on Netflix, and theatrically in China.
Bey was a producer on the critically acclaimed smash hit Vietnamese thriller ‘Furie’, the most successful Vietnamese of all time, and the country’s submission to the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
In 2020, Logan produced the martial arts thriller ‘Furies’, the action-packed follow up to ‘Furie’, shooting on location in Vietnam. At the same time, he produced a History Channel documentary, ‘Killing Bruce Lee’, about the mysterious death of the late great Little Dragon.
Bey Logan lives in Hong Kong, where he runs a Hung Gar kung fu school, the Kwai Fong Martial Club, and has published five books, including the best-selling ‘Bruce Lee and I’. He is the proud father of five Eurasian children, and speaks English, Cantonese and French.
1. Favourite book or author? – ‘The Border Trilogy’ by Cormac McCarthy
2. Favourite musical artist? – Bruce Springsteen
3. Preferred drink? – Coffee
4. Life motto? – We are spiritual beings having a human experience
5. Favourite HK walk? – Mui Wo Waterfront
6. Favourite HK restaurant? ¬- Sole Mio in SoHo
7. Faced with a python whilst walking up to the Peak, what would you do? – Take as many pix as possible and then leave at speed
8. Best advice you were given? – 90% of succeeding is just showing up
9. Finish this sentence… I live in Hong Kong because… whoever you are it allows you to become that which you are prepared to work for…
10. Favourite area of Hong Kong? – Mui Wo!