Aditya Assarat



Aditya Assarat studied film at the University of Southern California. In 2004, he was invited to participate in the Sundance Director’s Lab and was honored as the first recipient of the Rolex Arts Initiative mentorship to work with director Mira Nair. In 2006 he started the company Pop Pictures to produce his debut feature Wonderful Town. It won the New Currents Award at Pusan and the Tiger Award at Rotterdam. It also won the 2008 National Subhanahongsa Award for Best Picture, the only time it has ever been given to an independent film. In 2010, he directed his second feature Hi-So which screened at Berlin and Pusan. He also produced Eternity the debut feature of his assistant Sivaroj Kongsakul, which won the Tiger Award at Rotterdam in 2011 and 36, the debut feature of Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, which won the New Currents Award at Pusan in 2012. Finally, Aditya was the recipient of the 2010 National Silpatorn Award given biennially to an individual for contribution to Thai Cinema.

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