Todd Angkasuwan

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Todd Angkasuwan is a Thai-American music video and documentary film director.

Biography[edit]

Angkasuwan grew up in Riverside, California and has been making films since he was 9 years old.[1] After college, he worked as a television news reporter for ABC, CBS and Fox.[1][2] In 2005, he left his career in journalism to pursue filmmaking.[3]

In the 2006 film No Sleep Til Shanghai (Raptivism/Imperial/Caroline/EMI), Angkasuwan follows rapper Jin Au-Yeung, the first Asian American signed to a major hip-hop label, on an eight-city tour of Asia. The film documents the experiences of Jin and his entourage in visiting cities like Shanghai, Tokyo, Taipei and Singapore for the first time.[4] The film screened to a sold out audience at the 2006 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, where it was nominated for Best Documentary.[5] It was also nominated for Best Documentary at the 2005 Atlanta Hip Hop Film Festival.[6]

Angkasuwan has written for AllHipHop[1][7] and cites Stanley Kubrick, Wong Kar-wai, Michel Gondry, Hype Williams and David Fincher as influences.[8]

Music videos[edit]

His directing work includes music videos for artists including:

2005

2006

  • The Society of Invisibles - "Watching You"
  • Anglo-Saxon - "This Old House"
  • Roscoe Umali featuring E-40 - "Live It Up"
  • Move.meant - "Good Money"
  • Move.meant - "Higher (Breathe)"
  • Chan - "Lonely Road"
  • Jin - "F.Y.I."/"100 Grand Jin"
  • Far*East Movement - "Holla Hey"
  • The Society of Invisibles - "Hack Pack"
  • Strong Arm Steady feat. Talib Kweli - "One Step"
  • Far*East Movement - "Smile"

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Films[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Director's Chair with Todd Angkasuwan". AZNRaps. July 25, 2006. Retrieved June 12, 2009.
  2. ^ "Serial Murder Suspect Caught". CBS News. January 3, 2000. Retrieved August 1, 2007.
  3. ^ "Todd Angkasuwan | DXNext". HipHopDX. July 16, 2008. Retrieved July 27, 2008.
  4. ^ "No Sleep Til Shanghai Review". Variety.com. March 28, 2006. Retrieved August 1, 2007.
  5. ^ "No Sleep Til Shanghai MySpace"
  6. ^ "No Sleep Til Shanghai Wikipedia page"
  7. ^ "Dave Meyers: Point Of View". AllHipHop. January 24, 2006. Retrieved June 13, 2009.
  8. ^ "Todd Angkasuwan Interview". Dubcnn. March 2009. Retrieved June 12, 2009.
  9. ^ "'BTS for DMX's 'Already' video"

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