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Banjong in Hello Stranger
|Born||11 September 1979|
|Occupation||Film director, |
Bangjong Pisanthanakun (Thai: บรรจง ปิสัญธนะกูล) is a Thai filmmaker and screenwriter. He saw early success with his first two films, Shutter (2004) and Alone (2007), both horror films that he co-directed and co-wrote with Parkpoom Wongpoom. Since then he has directed films in a variety of genres, including the 2010 romantic comedy Hello Stranger, the 2013 comedy horror romance film Pee Mak which became Thailand's highest grossing film of all time,the 2015 romantic melodrama film Heart Attack and the 2016 movie One Day.
Education and early career
He directed a short film, Plae Kao, which was a finalist for best picture and best screenplay in the Click Radio comedy short film competition in 2000.
He then wrote and directed Colorblind, a short film that has been screened at many film festivals, including the Thai Short Film and Video Festival, the Asian Film Symposium, Raindance, Asiexpo in Lyon, France, Toronto Reel Asian, Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival and the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.
He has worked as a film critic for Starpics, a popular Thai film entertainment magazine, as well as an assistant director for television commercials.
Bangjong's first feature film, Shutter, was co-directed and co-written with Parkpoom Wongpoom. With a story about ghost images in photographs and a haunted photographer (portrayed by Ananda Everingham), the film was the biggest box-office hit in Thailand that year, and was also a hit in Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Brazil. Shutter has since been remade in three other languages, including the 2008 Hollywood film Shutter.
The two teamed up again in 2007 for Alone, which also was a box-office hit and played at many film festivals, including the 2007 Bangkok International Film Festival, where it was in competition for Best ASEAN Film. Alone has been remade in two other languages.
- Shutter (2004)
- Alone (2007)
- 4bia (segment: "The Man In The Middle") (2008)
- Phobia 2 (segment: "In the End") (2009)
- Hello Stranger (2010)
- The ABCs of Death (segment: "N is for Nuptials") (2012)
- Pee Mak (2013)
- One Day (2016)
- Plao Kao (8 minutes, 2000)
- Colorblind (13 minutes, 2002)
- "มีใครพอรู้มั้ยว่า พี่โต้ง อายุเท่าไหร่".
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- Hon, Jing Yi (24 October 2016). "Shutter director Banjong Pisanthanakun gets romantic with new movie". Today. Retrieved 2016-10-26.
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