Poj Arnon

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Poj Arnon
Born (1970-12-31) December 31, 1970 (age 49)
Phang Nga, Thailand
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active1992-present

Poj Arnon (Thai: พจน์ อานนท์) is a Thai film director. He is best known for his 2007 film Bangkok Love Story that won him the Grand Prize (International Competition) at the Brussels International Independent Film Festival.



Poj began his career in the 1980s as an advertising sales manager for Ter-Kab-Chan Magazine, eventually becoming the magazine's chief editor. His work on the magazine enabled him to scout out and groom many of the Thai teen movie stars of the era.

He started working in the Thai film industry in 1992, working as an assistant director for Sa-Daew-Haew by Five Star Production. He made his directorial debut in 1995 with Crazy, which was about a character from a Chinese martial arts television series who finds himself in the real world of modern-day Thailand. Next was Bullet Teen (1998), a drama about four troubled urban youths. Go-Six, his 2000 romantic drama about a love triangle involving a young man and two women was scandalous at the time because of the ambiguous sexuality of one of the women character. Poj returned to the scene in 2003 with Cheerleader Queens, about a group of teenage Thai transvestites, or kathoey, who become high school cheerleaders.

In 2004, he shifted to RS Film, again tackling kathoeys with the crime comedy Spicy Beauty Queen of Bangkok, starring Winai Kraibutr as the leader of a gang of transvestite bank robbers.

He next moved to Sahamongkol Film International to direct the childhood drama Beautiful Wonderful Perfect, about a girl who befriends a boy with Down syndrome. Also entitled Er rer, the film was critically acclaimed in Thailand and was screened at overseas film festivals. His followup was an action comedy, Chai Lai, about five female crimefighters.

Poj was back with Five Star Production in 2007, for Haunting Me, a comedy horror film about a three aging kathoeys battling ghosts in their apartment building.


  • In 2007, Poj Arnon won the Grand Prize for International Competition at the Brussels International Independent Film Festival for his film Bangkok Love Story
  • In 2008, he won "Best Screenplay" for his film Bangkok Love Story at the Thailand National Film Association Awards





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