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FilmDoo is an online film platform redefining the way people discover and watch films around the world. They were a UK finalist in the MassChallenge accelerator programme and was recently featured in Forbes as one of the Top 5 startups to come out of the programme. FilmDoo is founded by co-founders Weerada Sucharitkul and William Page and was launched at Cannes Film Festival last year.

FilmDoo is working with a range of film talent from Thailand, Malaysia and Laos to give international releases to overlooked cinema from the region.

The 14 films released this Friday 3rd June, eleven internationally and three exclusive to Thailand, include:

Boundary
(dir. Nontawat Numbenchapol)

boundary

Originally banned in Thailand, this powerful, significant documentary journeys to the border between Thailand and Cambodia where a violent, territorial conflict is smouldering – Berlin International Film Festival Selection

The Last Executioner
(dir. Tom Waller)

last executioner

The fascinating true story of the final man in Thailand to hold the job of executing by gunfire – Winner of the Awards for Best Director and Best Actor at the 2016 Dhaka International Film Festival

The Second Life of Thieves
(dir. Woo Ming Jin)

second life of theives

The poignant account of a village chief’s journey into the past and the buried story of love and regret he unearths – Singapore International Film Festival Selection

Sway
(dir. Rooth Tang)

sway

An entrancing, globe-spanning depiction of love and our struggle to communicate in the contemporary world – Toronto International Film Festival Selection

I Carried you Home
(dir. Tongpong Chantarangkul)

i carried you home

Another kind of road movie, this tenderly moving drama follows two sisters accompany their dead mother by ambulance across Thailand back to her home town – Winner of the Thailand National Film Association Awards for Best Actress and Best Cinematography

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“FilmDoo.com gives audiences a chance to access our award-winning titles all over the world,” comments Tom Walller, director of The Last Executioner and founder of leading Thai film production company De Warrenne Pictures, “Some of these titles have never been distributed to home video before, and ,with this online portal, everyone can finally see our films.”

Rooth Tang, director of the Toronto Film Festival-selected Sway, is similarly enthusiastic, “The future of cinema is about innovating distribution, opening up channels for new ideas and voices to be heard. I’m grateful to see we’re making strides towards that and for Sway to play a small part.”

Boundary director Nontawat Numbenchapol adds, “I never dreamt or imagined that one day I would able to watch a film by Lav Diaz, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Davy Chou, Edwin or Royston Tan in the same website. It is so beautiful and wonderful to finally have this.”

“These new releases from Thailand and Southeast Asia are particularly close to my heart,” reports FilmDoo’s Thai co-founder Weerada Sucharitkul, “We’re proud to be one of the pioneers in showcasing premium films from this region.”

Deals were negotiated with Tom Waller of De Warrenne Pictures and Florent Duroc from Lao New Wave Cinema Productions.

Learn More about FilmDoo’s Collection of Southeast Asian Films by clicking Here!

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