Purin Pictures is a film fund that supports independent cinema in Southeast Asia. Started in 2017 under the Purin Foundation, we look for artists and organizations that are doing unique and essential work in a region that lacks adequate governmental support. Managed by Anocha Suwichakornpong and Aditya Assarat, our funding programs cover film production, film post-production, and film-related activities.
Anocha Suwichakornpong is a film director and producer from Thailand. Her first feature, Mundane History, won numerous awards including the Tiger Award from Rotterdam. Her second feature, By the Time It Gets Dark, which received support from the Ministry of Culture (Thailand), the Hubert Bals Fund and Doha Film Institute, premiered at Locarno and is Thailand's submission to the Oscars. The film has received distribution deals in UK, U.S., Canada, and France. Also active as a producer, Anocha has produced In April the Following Year,There Was a Fire by Wichanon Somumjarn, Concrete Clouds by Lee Chatametikool, and How to Win at Checkers (Every Time) by Josh Kim.
Aditya Assarat is a film director and producer from Thailand. His films include Hi-So and Wonderful Town, which won the New Currents Award from Busan and the Tiger Award from Rotterdam. In addition, Aditya is also the producer of many Thai independent films including Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit which premiered at Venice, Eternity by Sivaroj Kongsakul which won a Tiger Award from Rotterdam and W by Chonlasit Upanigkit which premiered at Busan. He recently co-produced The Road to Mandalay by Midi Z, which premiered at Venice. Aditya is the recipient of the national Silpathorn Award, given biennially to an individual for contributions to Thai cinema.
Parinee Buthrasri is a producer and cinematographer based in Thailand. Parinee began her career at Electric Eel Films in 2009 as a still photographer on Mundane History which won the Tiger Award from Rotterdam. She has since shifted her career to focus on producing and has worked with a number of prominent Thai directors including Aditya Assarat, Lee Chatametikool, Kongdej Jaturanrasmee and Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit. Most recently, she was the line producer for By the Time It Gets Dark which premiered at Locarno. She is currently producing Anocha Suwichakornpong’s third feature White Room.