Netflix Reveals Thai Slate Featuring Four Original Feature Films and Two Series – Deadline
Netflix has unveiled its first slate of original Thai productions, including four feature films and two TV series.
The four films will be produced in partnership with local production partners GMM Studios International, Song Sound Production, Transformation Films and 18 Tanwa.
The slate includes the latest film from director Sitisiri Mongkolsiri Hunger, which is billed as a restaurant drama that follows Aoy, a woman in her twenties, who runs her family’s local stir-fried noodle restaurant in Bangkok’s Old Quarter. One day, she receives an invitation to leave the family business and join the “Hunger” team, the number one luxury chef’s table team in Thailand, led by the famously resourceful and infamously wicked Chef Paul.
Writer-director Prueksa Amaruji will bring The lost lotteries, produced by Ekachai Uekrongtham, to the streamer. The film is billed as a heist comedy about 5 losers united on a mad mission to retrieve their winning 30 million baht lottery tickets from a mafia gang headquartered in a firecracker factory. The film will be released on Netflix on November 16, 2022.
Director-producer Wisit Sasanatieng will make his debut The murderer (w/t), about an Englishman accused of murdering his Thai in-laws, his wife is the only witness who stands between guilt and freedom. Abishek J. Bajaj wrote the screenplay. This will be the streamer’s first film in the northeast Thai dialect.
The latest film from veteran filmmaker Nonzee Nimibutr My Rak Nak Pak (w/t) will also debut on the streamer. The film is written by Ek Iemchuen and follows the team of a traveling pharmaceutical film troupe as they set out on the road to spread the joy of live-dubbed films, while overcoming hardships, deceptions and reaching their goals. dreams.
The two original series Wipe off and Analog Squad — both working titles — have yet to receive release dates. Wipe off is directed and produced by Parkpoom Wongpoom. The show follows the story of a complicated relationship with secrets to hide and a dark question to ponder: who do you want to cut out of your life? Parkpoom Wongpoom, Jirassaya Wongsutin and Tossaphon Riantong are the authors of the project.
Analog Squad is directed by Nithiwat Tharatorn and is set at the turn of the millennium where a group of misfits are hired to act as estranged family members to bridge the cracks in a broken family. The show’s writers include Nithiwat Tharatorn, Aummaraporn Phandintong, Chanathip Amonpiyaphong, and Sopana Chaowwiwatkul.
“When Netflix first started in Thailand, we wanted to introduce content that went beyond what could be found on TV or in movies,” the steamer said in a statement. “Through Thai subtitles and dubbing, we’ve opened the door to a wealth of movies and series from around the world for our members, including wildly popular K-dramas.”
The statement added, “In the past, creators had to make the film’s international circuit to generate interest. But with Netflix streaming the content in over 190 countries around the world, it opened up countless opportunities. This in turn motivates creators to bring us their best ideas and produce their best work. »