The Astronaut temp cover

The Astronaut

Lai Kin Chang

short film preproduction


An "astronaut" refers to an emigre from Hong Kong who maintains business ties to his homeland. Rong is an astronaut living in Belgium, his girlfriend Lisa still lives in China. Set against the backdrop of the university riots in Hong Kong, The Astronaut shows a long distance relationship being put to the test.


  • Writer: Lai Kin Chang
  • Director: Lai Kin Chang
  • DoP: Hyun De Grande
  • Producer: Hans Everaert / Menuetto
  • Cast: Patrick Ng, Isabella Leung


  • Length: 15'
  • Language: Cantonese, Dutch, English
  • Shooting locations: Antwerp
  • Shooting period: December 2020
  • Release: 2021