Ryder Lee (Michael Chan) is a thief who discovers the legendary Dark Mirror while searching for incriminating personal letters in the private chambers of the Prince of Corwaith. After catching a glimpse of Lumina in the Mirror, Ryder impulsively steals it. When Yuri the Thief Master and the Queen of Corwaith discover that he has stolen the Mirror, Ryder has to flee for his life.
Michael Chan was born and raised in Quebec, Canada, where he studied filmmaking and graphic design. He is now working in Hong Kong as a freelance actor, model, dancer, stuntman and assistant director.
Since relocating to Hong Kong, Michael attended acting classes at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Hong Kong Film Academy and others. He has appeared in several short films, including lead roles in The Dream of The Butterfly and Gong Neui, both of which were nominated at the I Shot Hong Kong Film Festival 2009, and as R.O.I. in the viral YouTube hit Wall Street Fighter IV. Michael has also appeared as a supporting actor and a stunt actor in local Hong Kong movies, including a film directed by Donnie Yen.
He knew being an actor, he had to be as multi-talented as possible. Since a young age, he has been practicing martial arts (Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do) and taught himself how to perform stunts by watching Jackie Chan and Jean-Claude Van Damme's movies. Michael also attended dance courses from Rico Tsoi at the Rico Tsoi Dance Center as well as Latin dance classes from Kent C.K. Chou. Over the past few years, Michael has performed for public shows, charity events and commercial productions, including backup dancing for Sun Boyz's 步步進逼 music video and for Andy Lau, as well as appearing on the TVB hit series Steps (2007). As a model, Michael has appeared in fashion shows, magazines, catalogues, television commercials and print ads for a wide variety of brands and causes.
In 2008, Michael started to work professionally behind the camera as assistant director for 功夫廚神 (Kung Fu Chefs) which screened in cinemas in a variety of South Asian cities as well as Hong Kong in late summer and fall 2009, and for the short film Gong Neui.
He speaks French, English, Cantonese and Mandarin. His hobbies include rollerblading, skiing/snowboarding, flips/acrobatics, parkour/freerunning and working out at the gym. "Ryder was a fun character to play," says Michael. "It was very challenging in many ways, but working with such wonderful and caring people, my journey on the set of LUMINA was magical."