Nontawat Numbenchapol

Nontawat Numbenchapol

Thailand

I try to look deeper and talk about human's space, the border between children, grownups, elderly people, men, women, love, hatred, birth, and death. My first film is about the search for a space, the second film is about losing a space, this third film concludes point of view towards life.    

Biography

Nontawat Numbenchapol was born in 1983, Bangkok Thailand. He graduated from Visual Communication Design Department, Faculty of Fine Arts, Rungsit University. His work is about 'space'. His debut first documentary WEIRDROSOPHER WORLD tells the story of skateboard players who try to find their own space in Thai society. The film is supported by GTH, one of the biggest film studio in Thailand and Thunksa Pansittivorakul's Thaiindie. WEIRDROSOPHER WORLD was screened at Bangkok Experimental Film Festival and World Film Festival of Bangkok. Nontawat's second documentary is EMPIRE OF MIND in 2009. In this film, Nontawat tells the story of the existence of his own space. The space he grew up, had ties with, and he was going to lost it forever. The fillm shows his relationship with his grandmother who raise him since he was very young. In BOUNDARY (2013), he tells the story of the people who live in the village near Preah Vihear temple during the Thailand-Cambodia border dispute. The film is financially supported by Arts Network Asia and DMZ Fund from Asian Network of Documentary, Busan International Film Festival andworld premier at Berlin International Film Festival 2013 Forum programme.

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