Thursday, August 2, 2012

36, an experiment in self-releasing

Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit is the maker of such noted shorts as Bangkok Tanks and Cherie is Korean Thai.

In the past few years, he's broken into the mainstream industry as a screenwriter on several projects with the GTH studio, including last year's hit The Billionaire and the romance that's currently in cinemas, Seven Something.

He also has his own project in Bangkok cinemas, the medium-length feature 36, an experimental effort composed of 36 shots that is described as a "relationship movie that touches on melancholic memories and old buildings". It's about a movie-studio location scout who looks back on a relationship she had with a co-worker the year before, after a computer malfunction erases the photos she took with him.

Taking a page from the book of the Third Class Citizen film-activist group he started, he's been self-releasing 36 for the past month or so, organizing screenings at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center, the Alliance Francais and now at House. He's been promoting the screenings through the social networks and the Thai media, and most sessions have sold out, enabling him to recoup the costs of making the film.

It's at House on RCA, showing at 1.45pm and 5.15pm until Sunday.

Meanwhile, there's Interiors a full-length feature that's yet to come from Nawapol.

1 comment:

  1. I recently watched this film in International Film Festival of Kerala, and enjoyed it. The exploration of urban spaces, modern relationships and memories in a digital age is deft done. The cinematography was also good. I'm looking forward to more from Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit.


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