Mai Meksawan has worked at the Bangkok International Film Festival since 2004, and was its programmer until the festival’s final edition in 2009. He also programmed and co-organized several other festivals in Thailand. In 2007 he co-founded, with Pimpaka Towira and Ruengsang Sripaoraya, Extra Virgin, which has become one of the leading independent production companies in Thailand. Its most successful title, Agrarian Utopia (2009) directed by Uruphong Raksasad, premiered in Rotterdam, screened in more than 100 film festivals worldwide and received 11 international awards. The company was also a theatrical distributor in Thailand. He founded Diversion in 2014, and most recently produced Manta Ray directed by Phuttiphong Aroonpheng, for which he was nominated for an Asia Pacific Screen Award as producer. His upcoming films as producer include fellow APSA-nominated Manta Ray producer Jakrawal Nilthamrong’s Anatomy of Time.

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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