utamachote


“Because I am human”



producer/
director
photographer
writer

- based in berlin


Sarnt Utamachote © 2020


 



/ film-video producer, director

/ production manager - project manager


/ curator

/ founder - president of

















     
  Sarnt UTAMACHOTE (1992, Thailand) is a photographer and filmmaker. He studied Industrial Design (BA) at Chulalongkorn University, and Cinema Studies and Literature Studies (BA) at the Freie University of Berlin. He is a founder of un.thai.tled, a collective of Thai creatives based in Berlin. He has interest in deconstructing the surfaces of grand narratives such as wars and traumas - by highlighting/curating the fragments; the subjects that would come to reflect such issue from another perspectives; the subtleties often overlooked in everyday life.


I believe artists must have manifesto;
and mine is currently in the state of making

artists must realize the privileged position we are in;
to be able to present or twist the reality as we see fit,
thus artists must be true to the subject matter and bring one’s own artistic ego down to serve the subject matter

artists must rather ask “why must this work be made”
rather than “why should I be the one who makes it”
artist should not fixate on “what it was” or “it is”
and rather “what it can be, could be”
or best of all “what does it want to be”

photo by Kantatach Kijtikhun

“Because I am human”





(Languages)
    Thai; Mothertongue
    English; Very Fluent, Academic (IELTS 7.5)
    German; Fluent, Academic (DSH 2, C1)

(Computer)
    Adobe Premiere, Adobe Lightroom,
Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop
Google Drive, Slack, Trello
    Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint

    Communication, Organisation, Patience
    Design, Handwork (Painting-Drawing, Sewing-Patternwork)
   Conceptual/Critical Thinking

(Music)
Piano & Electric Cello




 Education Background


- Bangkok Christian College (1998-2010)

- Chulalongkorn University (2010-2014)
    Industrial Design, Faculty of Architecture,

- Freie Universität Berlin (2016-)
     Filmwissenschaft (Cinema Studies) &
     Literaturwissenschaft (Literature Studies),
     Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities 




   

Curatorial Practices


︎un.thai.tled Film Festival & un.thai.tled Filmworkshop 2020
- with bi’bak

supported by Stiftung Nord-Süd-Brücken aus Mitteln der LEZ und SDG, Berilner Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung, Purin Pictures and Goethe-Institut Thailand (September-October 2020)

︎Exhibition/Publication “Beyond the kitchen: Stories of Thai Park” 2020
- with Museum Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf in der Villa Oppenheim

supported by Senatsverwaltung für Europa, Bezirksamt Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Abteilung Bildung, Schule, Kultur und Sport and Goethe-Institut Thailand (March-July 2020)

︎ Thai Film Screenings Berlin 2019 at Moviemento
︎ Thai Evening in Berlin 2019 at Schalet
Exhibition breaking-through of un.thai.tled collective (August 2019)

supported by UCity Thailand, Thai Airways, Singha Beer, ExBerliner, I-Heart-Berlin 



︎ Panel Discussion “On Gendering” with Tanu Gago, Asefina van Ast
and Wang Shui (January 2020, International Film Festival Rotterdam)

︎Workshop “Asian Masculinities” (June 2019)

︎ Workshop “Stories of local Asian communities” with Angles Collective (February 2019)
 


 





Filmography



(2020)
I Am Not Your Mother (Video Installation) ; Producer, Director, DOP, Editor
- Official Selection of “Sacred Beings”, International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020
Liberaty & Death (Music video for ASLAN) ; Producer, Director, Editor

(2019)
Soy Sauce (Short Film) ; Producer, Director, Art Director, Script, Editor
My Body (Short Film) ; Producer, Director, Art Director, Script, Editor
Fifty Three (Music video for Alex’s Hand) ; Director, DOP, Editor
Kitchen Heroine (Video Clip/Short Film) ; Producer, DOP, Editor, Colorist / Director : Wisanu Phu-artdun (Bauhaus University)
Whiskey Store (Music Video) ; Director Assistant / Director : Klaus Salminen (Nordic Media House)
Tea Time: Ethics of Design (Promo Clip) ; Gaffer / Director : Ben Mergelsberg (Wrangelfilms)

(2018)
Winter Rain (Poetry video for Alex Wolf) ; Director, Script, DOP, Editor, Color
Deep Talk (Music video for Coco Elane) ; Director, Script, Editor, Color
- “Best Feminine Films” Bucharest Film Awards 2018
Kannst du mein Kangaroo sein? (Music video for Erik Leuthäuser) ; Director, Script, Editor, Color - Bucharest Film Awards 2018
Rhino (Trailer for Body Movement Theater Piece by Salber Lee Williams) ; Video
Escape from the devil (Music video for Henning Richter) ; Director, Script, Editor, Color
Trash #2 Glass (Short Film) ; Producer, Director, Script, Editor, Color
SEEN (Video installation by Pierre Depaz & Salber Lee Williams) ; Video
Yesterday still lies between the floorboards (Music video for Erik Leuthäuser & Arta Jekabsone) ; Director, Script, DOP, Editor, Color
- ShortCuts Cinefest Bucharest 2018
Exposed ; Gaffer / Director : Leonor von Salisch (XO Berlin)
Butterfly with green eyes ; Gaffer, Set Photographer / Director : David Salman
Eily Tham Portrait (Instagram Clip ConverseGenX for Converse Thailand) ; Videographer

(2017)
Love ; Director Assistant, Gaffer, Editor, Color / Director : Wisanu Phu-artdun (Bauhaus University)
It doesn’t suit me (Collaboration with Nicole J. Waller) ; Director, Script, Editor, Color
- Canadian Fashion Film Festival 2018, Miami Fashion Film Festival 2018

(2016)
SM-Les Sadiques ; Co-Script, Executive Producer, Director Assistant / Director : Alexander Bakshaev
Monster in the room ; Director, Script, Editor, DOP
Trash #1 Plastic ; Director, Script, Editor, Color, DOPFremde ; Extra / Director ; Tim Dünschede, Producer : Patrick Schorn (Friendship Films)

(2015)
The Romance Lesson ; Director, Script, Editor
Clever boy, this country needs you ; Director, Script, DOP, EditorHeart of darkness ; Director, Script, Editor

(2014)
Piece of me ; Script, Director Assistant / Director: Thanchanok Thamja
Piece of hat ; Script, Co-Director / Director: Thanchanok Thamja
Requiem #1 Introitus ; Director, Script, Editor


 
photo by Jessica Sattabongkot / by Sophie Hess




Mark