Indie filmmaker Tongpong Chatarangkul is among 27 filmmakers receiving funds this year from the Pusan International Film Festival's Asia Cinema Fund.
His project, I Carried You Home benefits from the 2008 Independent Feature Film Incubating Fund. Update: Hollywood Reporter says $10,000 was given to each film for script development.
The Asia Cinema Fund was established last year. Aditya Assarat's Wonderful Town received post-production support from the fund.
Tongpong's short film, Wings of Blue Angels, boasting an enviable cast that includs Sinitta Boonyasak, Dolloros Dechapratumwon and Ananda Everingham, played at last month's Asian American International Film Festival. Wings of Blue Angels was also featured at this year's Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, the Heart of England International Film Festival and the Taipei Film Festival.