Nicholas Tse Ting Fung played a fire department chief in the film AS THE LIGHT GOES OUT (GAU FOR YING HUNG), together with Shawn Yue Man Lok, Simon Yam Tat Wa, Hu Jun, and William Chan Wai Ting.
Before the shoot, the actors received the Hong Kong fire department's arrangement to learn firefighting techniques at the Pat Heung Fire Services Training School, reports Hktopten.
The fire in the film took place in a distillery. The actors during the shoot had to wear the commonly called "golden armor" and a respirator to enter the smoke filled distillery.
Ting Fung as the captain was the first to enter the place. Speaking of his experience, he said: "Once inside you would feel how incredible firefighters are. Facing the black smoke in front of you, a type of fear grows inside you. I had a helpless feeling in a real fire, luckily I had ample training before hand."
Yue Man Lok stated that this was the most difficult film that he has ever made. The director wanted realism and treated them like real firefighters. Everyday after the shoot he felt exhausted. He truly thought that firefighters should get a raise.
Yam Tat Wa normally had more opportunity to fire a gun in films, this time he fired a fire hose. He said holding a hose was much tougher than holding a gun. He truly had to salute the firefighters