Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Fan Chan alumni update

Two more of the six directors behind 2003 blockbuster Fan Chan will make their solo debuts this year, Adisorn Tresirikasem with Maak Te (Lucky Loser) and Nithiwat Tharatorn with Phror Arkat Plian Plang Boi (Seasons Change).

They follow Songyo Sugmakanan who made one of this year's highlights, Dorm, and Komgrit Treewimol who did last year's hit, Dear Dakanda. Komgrit follows that up with the upcoming live-action adaptation of the Thai manga, Noo Hin, which looks like loads of fun.

Meanwhile, there's Vijja Kojew, who's concentrating on film editing, according to the Soopsip column today's Nation. He’s doing just great in another branch of moviemaking - editing.

He won a National Film Award for his editing Khomgrit's Dear Dakanda. He was also the primary editor on Fan Chan. He's now running Sawasdee Taweesuk, an independent unit at GTH Film that makes trailers and teasers as well as music videos and commercials.

"We are studying the possibilities of being a firm," he told Soopsip. "Editing is an important part of making films. I love doing it, especially on my friends’ films," he says.

"I don’t have any plans to direct for the next few years. There’s a lot more I want to experience in life first. I need more time to prepare."

Let's see. That just leaves Witthaya Thongyooyong without a mention in the news recently. Wonder what he's up to?

(Cross-published at Rotten Tomatoes)

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