While Hollywood is still in planning, a Snowden movie is already out there. Hong Kong already beat it to the punch with a short thriller that garnered over 43,000 views on Youtube in its first week. It’s sophisticated with gorgeous panoramas, says CNN.
A group of independent filmmakers in Hong Kong recently released a five-minute film on YouTube. To play the role of Snowden, says Aljazeera, the filmmakers found Andrew Cromeek, an American English teacher working in Hong Kong. The film also gives fictional accounts of a local reporter to whom Snowden reaches out, the CIA's Hong Kong staff, and Hong Kong police on the search.
Videographer Edwin Lee contacted a few friends about shooting a short film about the maelstrom swirling around Snowden in the city. "We were so intrigued as to why Snowden came to Hong Kong," Lee said, an Irish expatriate. "All of us love Hong Kong to death; we all call Hong Kong home."