Chookiat Sakveerakul

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Chookiat Sakveerakul
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Chookiat at the premiere of The Love of Siam in November 2007
Other namesMa-Deaw, Matthew
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter

Chookiat Sakveerakul (Thai: ชูเกียรติ ศักดิ์วีระกุล, RTGSChukiat Sakwirakun), born 1981 in Chiang Mai, Thailand) is a Thai film director and screenwriter. He is also credited as Ma-Deaw Chukiatsakwirakul or Matthew Chukiat Sakwirakul.

Chookiat's first feature-length film was an ensemble drama, The Passenger of Li, which was an independent production. His next film was Pisaj, a 2004 horror film produced by Sahamongkol Film International. Chookiat garnered critical acclaim for this next film, 13 Beloved, a gritty drama about a deadly underground reality television game, which won several awards in Thailand and from film festivals.[1]

He graduated from Montfort College in Chiang Mai.



  • Body (Co-writer with Paween Purikitpanya) (2007)
  • Chocolate (Co-writer with Nepalee Sakveerakul) (2008)


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  1. ^ "Chookiat's Game Reflects Thai Social Issues", Bioscope Focus (Bangkok International Film Festival), p. 5, 2007-07-23

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