Thay Littichai is an upcoming Thai director whose passion in European and Chinese cinema led him to the world of storytelling. After working as an assistant director in Bangkok for 4 years, he pursued his study in cinema in San Francisco and Paris. His films have a unique aesthetic and emotional realism that draw the audience into his stories. He has a natural ability to capture his characters in a beautiful, nuanced and cinematic way.
He believes film is the best medium for a storyteller to inspire people. It’s a combination of image, dialogue and music that can create a powerful message or just a simple escape. Most importantly, film expresses emotion better than any other art forms. His works always combine powerful ideas and emotions that are inspirational and move people.
His short films won prizes in various Film Festivals such as MonFilmFest, The Immagina Scuola e Cinema Giovani (Italy), Rencontres Henri Langlois competition (France), Winchester Film Festival (England) and have been selected to screen across Europe, the US and Asia.
Thay came back to Bangkok and started his commercial film career in 2012. He received various awards including finalist at Cannes Lions, Bronze from Spike Asia, 2 Silvers from Adfest and got selected for a special screening at TIFF. In 2016.
He is now living in Bangkok with his wife and 2 baby girls.