Cheng Chai Hong is a directing major, with his minor in screenwriting. He has worked as a Line Producer on the fashion film Mirage (2013) by Boo Junfeng, and served in several roles, from Production Assistant to Assistant Director, on projects by Wee Li Lin and Charles Lim. He also directed and edited the Behind-the-Scenes featurette for Wee Li Lin's telemovie Hong Baos and Kisses (2014). He is the current President of The Puttnam School of Film’s editorial committee, and is a recipient of the prestigious LASALLE Scholarship. As a director and writer, Chai Hong's short films such as 6:30PM and It’s Okay have been selected and screened at the 11th Singapore Short Cuts and the 44th SPORE Art Salon respectively.

Chai Hong believes in films that merge the art house and the mainstream - films that not only have a message to say, but also the means to attract an audience to tell it to. With his films, he aspires to tell stories about people’s hopes and dreams, especially of those who differ from conventional society.


Film - Torrents


Hock, a retired old man spends his days salvaging his old apartment that is worn and broken. The torrential rainwaters seeping through the cracks in the ceiling threaten his unwavering routine. His detached son, David, a young working adult, views Hock’s efforts as futile, and attempts to sell the apartment in pursuit of a better life for both of them.

Will Hock cling to the familiar or step away from the old and tattered, in favour of his son’s resolve?

Running Time:
13 Mins

Graduand listing

Graduand: Chai Hong Cheng
Graduand: Aloysius Koh
Graduand: Geraldine Chiang
Graduand: Jordan Bradley Wills
Graduand: Daryl Ong
Graduand: Hui Min Charmain Koh
Graduand: How Chuen
Graduand: Randi Tan