Now, a group of amateur filmmakers, based in the city where Snowden initially fled, Hong Kong, have taken a stab at the global drama that continues to unfold.

“While nearly every media outlet wanted to get their hands on him, we decided to produce a short fiction video to depict his experience in HK, and how it would have affected certain parties,” the group J.Shot Videos wrote on its YouTube page.
制作团队J.Shot Video在其YouTube主页上写道:“现在几乎所有媒体都想报道有关斯诺登的事件,所以我们决定以他在香港的经历为原型制作一个短片。”

“Namely, the CIA contingent based in HK who would be tasked to find Snowden. The Hong Kong police who would be stuck in between the U.S. and China, and the journalists who want to get the scoop.”
Though filmmakers cast a uncanny doppelganger for Snowden, they said they knew too little about the character for him to be a prominent feature in the five-minute flick. “We really knew little about him,” they said. “Although he is a central character, he is not the most prominent. It is more about the maelstrom of events surrounding him.”

The short is titled "Verax" after the alias (Latin for "truthful") that Snowden used when speaking to journalists on encrypted chat services. It was made in five days.