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The new establishment
NAWAPOL
THAMRONGRATTANARIT
AGE: 31
INDUSTRY: FILM
EDUCATION: Chulalongkorn University
NATIONALITY: Thai
Nawapol “Ter” Thamrongrattanarit is a film director who made it mainstream yet still remains independent. To Nawapol, there is no divide between mainstream and indie, a film is a film and that is what he loves to make. Then again, he also writes his own scripts and this year staged his first art show at Bangkok CityCity Gallery. Not exactly a traditional art show, “I Write You a Lot” became a time-sensitive, live script projected on one of the gallery walls as well a scene of everyday street life seen through a large window and scripted to Nawapol’s words. The world seen through Nawapol’s eyes is ordinary, with a twist: the humor is often dark. He has become adept at making that tragic thing, that sad occurrence, one that is even humorous. It’s even the name of his production company, Very Sad Films. He made his first film at the age of 27 in 36 sections. Called 36, it premiered at the Busan Film Festival. His second premiered at the prestigious Venice Film Festival and his third, Freelance, produced by GTH, was a Millennial sensation. Nawapol is inspired by the Dardenne Brothers, who capture the everyday with a sense of fascination. He is often dubbed the Thai Wes Anderson, given his stylistic approach to film-making and his films’ dry sense of humor. Either way, what is clear is that for Nawapol, there is a whole world to explore and if this is his repertoire thus far, then we expect great things to follow.