|Notice how quaint the office is, with a typewriter, antique phone and clock! |
This is a Lasalle short film. It is about a patient who believes that he is wrongly institutionalised and tries to escape from a mental hospital with the help of other patients.
The location - a disused Singapore Land Authority building - reminds me so much of 'Hentak Kaki'.
I love playing the role of the fictional doctor - the one that is allowed to be snobbish and overpowering. This contrasts with the other doctor role I have in the TV Drama Tanglin, as a Specialist Doctor in Emergency Medicine, that speaks in unusually long convoluted lines with bombastic medical jargons expressed in deadpan emotion.
I have also acted as a mental patient, so I have experienced it from both sides. :) See "Checkmate".
Here is the trailer:
The full film is not released yet. I think it will go around in the festival circuit first. I will post it here when it does get released.
The location is a disused school, built by the Singapore Government in the 1950s to prepare for the post-war babies that needed schools. Many of these buildings are now demolished to make way for bigger and better schools - those complete with covered assembly halls, computer rooms, hockey fields, running tracks,...etc. Such luxury compared to my time when we had to stand on the basketball court under the hot sun during assemblies and rushed for places in crowded canteens. These buildings bring back memories.
For other 'Psycho' short films, click here.