Hentak Kaki (march in place)
Director: James Khoo
Length: 12mins 10secs
Completed date: 2011
School: LASALLE College of the Arts
2nd Warrant Officer Teck Hong has served his entire life in the army. Now 38, he finds himself needing to make a pivotal decision, should he continue serving in the army or leave and face the harsh reality of life outside. He knows that if he continues serving, his past injuries limits his roles in the army to administrative positions, something he loathes. However, upon meeting a certain detainee at the Detention Barracks in the army, his life takes a turn.
*In Singapore, there are full time military personnels, and male civilians who go for
reservists about once a year for regular military training.
Film Festival Awards:
24th Singapore International Film Festival, Best Film - Short Film Category
4th Singapore Short Film Awards, Best Actor - Michael Chua
Film Festivals Appearances:
24th Singapore Internation Film Festival 4th Singapore Short Film Awards
10th Singapore Short Cuts
About the filmmaker
James Khoo is an award-winning filmmaker. His much feted film, Hentak Kaki, written and directed by him, has received numerous accolades in Singapore and has been screened at various international festivals.
In 2012, James co-founded Pangolin Films, a production company that produces original creative content with a social-minded vision and produces content with Singapore NGOs to raise awareness on social issues.
James has taken a keen interest in the documentation of the Arts, and through his company, has worked with various art organisations to preserve and capture their works in an artisan-minded approach.
He is currently writing his first feature length film.