My favourite Thai filmmakers

by Koyaanisqatsi4 | created - 13 Sep 2014 | updated - 13 Sep 2014 | Public

1. Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Director | Loong Boonmee raleuk chat

Apichatpong Weerasethakul (b. 1970, Bangkok) grew up in Khon Kaen, a city in the north east of Thailand. He has a degree in Architecture from Khon Kaen University and a Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has been making films and videos since the ...

2. Pen-Ek Ratanaruang

Director | Ruang talok 69

Pen-Ek studied from 1977 to 1985 in New York at the Pratt Institute and worked as freelance illustrator and designer with Designframe Incorporate. In Thailand he worked for five years as art director, before making his début with Fun Bar Karaoke, that was screened at many festivals after its ...

3. Prachya Pinkaew

Producer | Ong-bak

Prachya Pinkaew was born on September 2, 1962. He is a producer and director, known for Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003), The Protector (2005) and Chocolate (2008).

4. Panna Rittikrai

Director | Ong-bak 3

Panna Rittikrai is the man behind Thai action star Tony Jaa, whose work in Ong-Bak, astounded viewers across the globe. Panna Rittikrai was born in the small village of Khon Kaen in Thailand. At a young age, he was a fan of martial arts films and he knew it would be his dream to become involved in ...

6. Chatrichalerm Yukol

Director | Nawng mia

Yukoi, also known as Tan Mui, is paving the way for a whole new genre of film. His latest release, The Legend of Suriyothai (2001), is Thailand's first big budget blockbuster film as well as one of its most highly anticipated. Breaking new ground in cinema has been a way of life for the son of 35 ...

8. Nonzee Nimibutr

Producer | Nang Nak

He is a Thai film director, film producer and screenwriter. Best known for his ghost thriller, Nang Nak, he is generally credited as the leader among a "New Wave" of Thai filmmakers that also includes Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, Wisit Sasanatieng and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Nonzee graduated with a ...

9. Wisit Sasanatieng

Director | Fah talai jone

After training at Silpakorn University, Bangkok's most important art school, Wisit Sasanatieng worked as a commercials' director. He wrote scripts for his friend and colleague Nonzee Nimibutr, including for Nang Nak (1999). _Tears of the Black Tiger (2000)_, his directing début, is the first Thai ...

10. Aditya Assarat

Director | Wonderful Town

Aditya Assarat was born in Bangkok. Thailand, in 1972. He left Thailand at the age of 15 to be educated in the United States. He studied History at New York University, and subsequently earned a master's degree in film production at the Southern California School of Cinematic Arts in 2000.

His ...

12. Ittisoontorn Vichailak

Director | Hom rong

Ittisoontorn Vichailak is a director and actor, known for The Overture (2004), Look Ba Teaw La Sud (1993) and The Elephant Keeper (1987).



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