Phanuthep is an award winning Thai film director, with more than a decade of experience in animation and film, his innovative creations can be found in PlayStation games, Commercials, Music videos, visual eﬀects in films, animation series and animated feature films. As a filmmaker, an artist and an innovator, Phanuthep believes that film should constantly move forward in how it displays human stories.
Eric Drooker is an American painter, graphic novelist, and frequent cover artist for The New Yorker. He conceived and designed the animation for the film Howl. His first book, Flood! A Novel in Pictures won the American Book Award, followed by Blood Song, soon to be a major motion picture. After designing the animation for the film, Howl, he was hired by DreamWorks Animation.
Pichet is a dancer and choreographer who bridges traditional Thai classical dance with contemporary sensibility while keeping the heart and wisdom of the convention. In 2008, he received ‘Routes’ ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture. In 2012, Pichet received Chevalier of the French Arts and Literature Order Award. In 2014, Pichet was awarded the John D. Rockefeller Award.
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Stephen Blahut is a Los Angeles based DOP specializing in narrative and documentary storytelling. His cinematic works have appeared in festivals both nationally and internationally. Collaborations include projects with the rock band Eels, Japanese musician Kavka Shishido, and New York electronic recording artist Brother Tiger. He has experience working with brands Jaguar, Panasonic, and Citibank as well as production companies Partizan, NHK, and Tokyo based Knockonwood.
Paul Ewing is an award winning singer/songwriter, actor, producer and composer. He has worked extensively in theatre and television and music for 30 years. Credits include: Royal Shakespeare Company for 2 years, Derby Playhouse, Young Vic Theatre, National and European Tours, Dracula Asia and UK Tour. He is currently Associate producer of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert (UK No.1 Tour) with Jason Donovan, The Man In The White Suit, (West End) and is the writer of Love Eternally for King Rama 9. Paul also worked as a BBC Television presenter for 8 years with over 250 programs on air.
Kornkarn Rungsawang has been working with Pichet’s Dance Company since 2008. She represents a new generation of dance artists who can bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary dance. Recently, she benefitted from a fellowship in the International Choreographers Residency Program in New York.
KRU CHANG JANAPRAKAL CHANDRUANG
Kruchang Janaprakal Chandruang, a well-known Thai dramatist and actor who founded the Moradokmai Theatre Community and Homeschool. Kruchang, an alumnus of FVCC, earned a master's degree from the University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance in 1979 before returning to Thailand to commence his career in performing and teaching. Recently, Janaprakal was awarded as a National Artist in the field of Performing Art.