Thailand / 120 mins / in post-production
Directed by Sompot Chidgasornpongse
Railway Sleepers is a creative documentary, a celebration of the train in Thailand, the different landscapes and the mobility of its people. Through mundane talk, onboard walks, the outward gaze, the aimless and attentive glance, listening, sitting still and sleeping, the film turns the train into the microcosm of birth, death, and life itself. As the vehicle’s rhythm synchronizes with the mechanism of a movie camera, we become the passengers of light.
By the Time It Gets Dark
Thailand / 95 mins / in development
Directed by Anocha Suwichakornpong / Electric Eel Films
“By the Time It Gets Dark” tells the interwoven stories of several characters; a film director and her muse who was a student activist in 1970s, a waitress who keeps changing jobs, an actor, and an actress. Their lives are loosely connected by almost invisible threads. The narrative sheds its skin several times in the course of the film to reveal layer upon layer of the complexities that make up our lives.
Thailand / 90 mins / in development
Directed by Wichanon Somumjarn / Electric Eel Films
Ann decides not to go to college after finishing high school. She takes a job at a health & beauty store to support her family – her mother and her grandmother — but doesn’t make it past her probation period. She decides to become a ‘beer girl’ (beer promoter in a restaurant, a bit similar to being a waitress) to earn more money. Ann meets Tum, a geology student. They start a relationship, founded on their mutual love of country music. One day, Ann’s mother crashes her friend’s car by accident. Ann needs to find money to pay for the repair. She decides to take up a risky job, all with the help from Tum. Something goes horribly wrong and they have to make an escape. In a remote village far away from the city, Ann and Tum find refuge in a small hut hidden in the deep woods.