Friday, January 9, 2009

GTH directors' student films compiled in Young Dek

The student films of 12 directors at GMM Tai Hub have been spooled together into an anthology called Young Dek.

The film-school shorts are by such directors as Jira Maligool (Mekhong Full Moon Party, The Tin Mine), Songyos Sukmakanan (Dorm, Hormones), Banjong Pisanthanakun and Parkpoom Wongpoom (Shutter, Alone), Paween Purijitpanya (Body #19), Witthaya Thongyooyong (The Possible) and Adisorn Trisirikasem (Lucky Loser).

Daily Xpress had a short story about Young Dek earlier this week. Here's a bit of it:

Jira Maligool says he wants to travel back in time with his director pals and relive the short films they made in college. Like most other student films, their movies were neither complicated nor beautiful.

But they should be an inspiration to youngsters to start their own projects. “They’ll say to themselves, ‘if these directors made these films, then we can do it too’,” says Jira.

The shorts include Jira’s Nang San Mano Sa-re (1981), Adisorn’s Wan Pak Ti Rak Wun (1996), Paween’s Antiseptic (1998), Songyos’ Dor Dek Chor Chang (2002) and Wittaya’s Raan Nai Wattana (1996).

Young Dek will be shown at 7pm on Saturday, January 10 at SF World Cinema at CentralWorld in Bangkok in celebration of National Children’s Day. It's a benefit screening. Students get in free, but admission is 500 baht for everyone else, with proceeds going to help assistant director Ake Panyasri, who’s taking a year’s medical leave.

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