Purin Pictures is a film fund that supports independent cinema in Southeast Asia. Started in 2017 under the Purin Foundation, our activities cover film production, exhibition, and education. We look for artists and organizations that are doing unique and essential work in a region that lacks adequate governmental support. Managed by co-directors Anocha Suwichakornpong and Aditya Assarat, the films we have supported include Marlina The Murderer in Four Acts by Mouly Surya, and the upcoming Manta Ray by Phuttipong Aroonpheng, Die Tomorrow by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, Nakornsawan by Puangsoi Aksornsawang, and Doi Boy by Nonthawat Numbenchapol.
Anocha Suwichakornpong is a film director and producer from Thailand. Her first feature, Mundane History, won numerous awards including the Tiger Award at Rotterdam. Her second feature, By the Time It Gets Dark, which received financial support from Ministry of Culture (Thailand), the Hubert Bals Fund, Prince Claus Fund, and Doha Film Institute, world premiered in International Competition at Locarno and is currently touring the festival circuit. 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 (dir: Wichanon Somumjarn), Concrete Clouds (dir: 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. Aside from his own films, Aditya is also the producer of many recent Thai independent films including Eternity by Sivaroj Kongsakul which won a Tiger Award from Rotterdam, Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit which premiered in Venice and W by Chonlasit Upanigkit which premiered in Busan. He recently co-produced The Road to Mandalay by Midi Z, which premiered in Venice. Finally, Aditya is the recipient of the national Silpathorn Award, given biennially to an individual for contributions to Thai cinema.