Police arrested two men for carrying guns in a video shoot without a license.
The men, surnamed Chung and Yau, caused a commotion at the Allied Plaza Cosmopolitan Center in Mong Kok on Saturday night when they were seen wearing masks and brandishing guns, Apple Daily reports.
They were filming a short video for a Jockey Club film challenge. They also starred in the film.
Citizens reported them to the police. They were caught with two air rifles and four lighter-shaped pistols
Chung, a 31-year-old special effects supervisor and Yau, a 21-year-old employee of an advertising company, were released on bail and told to report to the police next month.
The film was completed within 48 hours and submitted as a challenge entry on time.
Scriptwriter Norris Wong Yee-lam apologized to all who were affected by the incident, including the police and the Hong Kong Arts Centre.
There were about 20 people involved in the production, including a group of university students who are studying drama.
The competition will be judged by professionals and two awards worth a combined HK$100,000 will be given out based on public voting.
The public screening and awards ceremony will take place on Dec. 8 at the Cultural Centre Piazza in Tsim Sha Tsui.
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