Chatchai Chaiyon studied fine arts at Bangkok’s Silpakorn University. He started working in Thai movie industry as art director and costume designer since 2000, where he worked on multiple film productions with big name Thai directors including Tanit Jitnukool, Tony Jaa, Nonzee Nimibutr and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. As an award-winning costume designer his name in Thai movie industry became established, and his credits include Bangrajan (2001, Toronto International Film Festival), Ong-Bak 2 & Ong-Bak 3, and Queen of Langasuka (2008, Venice Film Festival). He founded an artistic collective Mit Out Sound Films, together with Jakrawal Nilthamrong and Phuttiphong Aroonpheng, to put a focus on developing independent film projects outside Thai commercial movie systems. In 2015, he produced independent art house title Vanishing Point (2015) directed by Jakrawal Nilthamrong, winner of Tiger award at 2015 International Film Festival of Rotterdam, The Island Funeral directed by Pimpaka Towira, and short film Ferris Wheel directed by Phuttiphong Aroonpheng, which screened in Color of Asia Newcomers program of 2015 Busan International Film Festival. His most recent project is Phuttiphong Aroonpheng’s feature debut, Manta Ray (2018) a co-production with Diversion and Les Films de L’Etranger (France), with financing support from Youku Pictures (China).

Accolades

Phuttiphong Aroonpheng and Mai Meksawan and Philippe Avril and Jakrawal Nilthamrong and Chatchai Chaiyon
Best Feature Film, 2018

Manta Ray (Kraben Rahu)

Best Feature Film, 2018

Manta Ray (Kraben Rahu)

Near a coastal village of Thailand, by the sea where thousands of Rohingya refugees from nearby Myanmar have drowned, a local fisherman finds an injured…

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Films

Manta Ray
2018

Manta Ray (Kraben Rahu)

Thailand, People's Republic of China, France
2018

Manta Ray (Kraben Rahu)

Near a coastal village of Thailand, by the sea where thousands of Rohingya refugees from nearby Myanmar have drowned, a local fisherman finds an injured…

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