"Soldier" was the first video collaboration between director
Paul Nguyen and rapper Chuckie Akenz. The video was shot on
Thursday, March 25, 2004. The walking scene was filmed along
Yewtree Blvd and Driftwood Ave. "Soldier" was actually made as a
school project for York University professor John McCullough.
Due to the tremendous feedback and response Paul Nguyen
received, "Soldier" was uploaded online to Jane-Finch.com and
started a new generation of independent rap video productions.
Trivia: The rotating rap scenes were filmed in the parking lot
of the Jane-Finch Mall. Mall security personnel kindly asked the
crew to leave at the end of the song which was filmed in one
take. Soldier was the first rap music video that Paul Nguyen
directed and he got a "A" for it. This is the video that started