b. 1984, Bangkok, Thailand
Lives and works in Bangkok
Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit is an intrepid storyteller working across a range of formats to engage audiences. He started making experimental short films and documentaries during his years in the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, gaining prominence as a film and advertising director. Expanding beyond films, documentaries, and music videos, his narratives have been expressed through photography as well as exhibitions. With a strong focus on experimentation, his unique narrative formats are complemented by a strong focus of drawing in audience interactions
36 (2012), the first film Thamrongrattanarit directed, wrote, funded, produced as well as distributed, won him the New Currents Award at the 17th Busan International Film Festival. His subsequent films, MARY IS HAPPY, MARY IS HAPPY (2013), The Master (2014), Heart Attack (2015), Die Tomorrow (2017), BNK48: Girls don’t cry (2018), Happy Old Year (2019) and Fast and Feel Love (2022) serving to establish his significant audience base in Thailand, as well as at international film festivals such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Venice International Film Festival, amongst others. Happy Old Year was also the recipient of Best Film at the Osaka Asian Film Festival in 2020. His solo debut exhibition titled i write you a lot . premiered at BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY in 2016, and was followed by second hand dialogue in 2019.