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LEE
CHATAMETIKOOL
AGE: 39
INDUSTRY: Film
EDUCATION: Hampshire College and New York University
NATIONALITY: Thai
Filmmaker Lee Chatametikool made his directorial debut in 2013 with the film Concrete Clouds. The film, which stars Ananda Everingham and Janesuda Parnto with a sublime performance by Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, is a poetic meditation on the passage of time, love, and loss. In the 24th Annual Supannahong Awards, it won in three categories, including Best Film and Best Director - an important laureate, especially for an independent film. A long-time collaborator with Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Chatametikool started as Weerasethakul's boom guy, had a crack at editing, and before he knew it was the editor on all of Weerasethakul’s films, including the Palme d’Or winning Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. His flair as an editor and connections within the film industry, both locally and internationally, led him to co-found White Light Post, a one-stop-shop for postproduction. Chatametikool also teaches post-production at Mahidol University and has a strong following of aspiring filmmakers. This soft-spoken filmmaker can do everything, really well.