ษาณฑ์ อุตมโชติ
“Because I am human”

cultural producer/
film director /

- based in berlin

Sarnt Utamachote © 2024

I don’t want to be just a memory

produced by Nordic Media House
(Klaus Salminen and Sarnt Utamachote)

funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg,
Queerscope Short Film Fund,
Gwärtler Stiftung

distributed by Raina Films

- World Premire at 74th Berlinale section Forum Expanded
and at 38th Teddy Awards
- European Media Arts Festival, Osnabruck
- 2nd Sunny Bunny Queer Film Festival, Kyiv
- 18th XPOSED Queer Film Festival, Berlin

Short Documentary Film
20 Minutes
English, Spanish
2022-24 Berlin

Glowing in the Darkness: on Resilience, Remembrance, and the Transformative Power of Unity

Fellow members of the Berlin queer community mourn together the loss of their dead friends due to substance abuse and the mental health crisis as well as the loss of urban safe spaces in general. By sharing personal materials, stories, and honest criticism about the club scene, working on this film becomes a means of healing for this group of friends. Resembling glow-in-the-dark fungi, they radiate light together as a network of support and care, they transform dead bodies and memories into a collective structure that sustains future living.

- Berlin Art Link, March 2024 : Interview with Sarnt Utamachote
- Siegessäule, März 2024 : Unsichtbare Epidemie / über den Film

Featuring: RTALIN (1989-2023), marum, Andre Fau, René Bertune, Katharina "Tinka“ Frommann, RTALIN, Orion Dahling, Andrei Mihu, Diana Kleimenova and more

Production: Klaus Salminen, Sarnt Utamachote
Direction: Sarnt Utamachote
Camera: Julian Curico
Camera Assistance: Nicky Miller, Jessica Sattabongkot
Sound Recording: Dr Rey
Sound Recording Assistance: Adrienne Teicher, Katrina Singleton
Line Production: Klaus Salminen,Céline Rodrigues Monteiro
Set Photography: Ceren Saner
Set-Awareness and Ethical Guideline:  Céline Rodrigues Monteiro. Christine Paulus
Documentary Treatment: Sarnt Utamachote, Kareem Baholzer
Mycologist Consultant: Alessandro Volpato

Editing: Sarnt Utamachote
Editing Assistance: Ygor Gama
Sound Design: Pussy Ranz, Dr Rey
Sound and Music Mastering: Dr Rey (U70 Studios)
Colorgrading/DCP: Sally Shamas
Title, Credits and Poster Design: Alexander Rolfsen,
Featured Music: Deepneue, Kei Watanabe, RTALIN





(click on the poster for more details)







2017 - 2016 (Showreel)

︎Trash #1 - Plastic (2016) (Short Film)

︎Get Out (2022) as Editor : Music Video by Aka Kelzz

︎Hundefreund (2022) as Editor : Short Film by BIPOC Film Society,
Directed by Maissa Lihedheb, Produced by Sailesh Naidu and Lamin Leroy Gibba

[BFI Flare / Tribeca / NOMINATED National German Short Film Price /
 1st WINNER GERMAN COMPETITION, Interfilms 2022]

︎Lemon (2021) as DOP/Co-Director : Music Video by Michael Loves Michael

︎Yeye (2021) as Editor : Dance Film with Video Installation
by Lois Alexander, 
Produced by Sophiensaele

︎Poetry Filmmaking (2020) at Oyoun Berlin as Editor :
Short Clip by Maissa Lihedheb and Chima Okerengwo (BIPOC Film Society Berlin)

︎Shame (2020) as Editor : Music Video by Lie Ning - Charity for GLADT e.V.

︎Beyond the kitchen: Stories from Thai Park (2020)
: Exhibition at Museum Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf (Promo Clip for exhibition guidetour)

︎Akin (2019) at Somos Gallery
: Performance by Theresa Lekberg, Riako Napitupulu, Ariel Orah and Samaquias Lorta

︎Miss Ms N.N. (2019)
: Theater Piece by Frederika Tsai, David Di Palo and Hannah Elischer

︎Erik Leuthäuser “In the land of Irene Kral”live at A-Trane Berlin (2019) 

︎Fifty-Three (2019) (Music Video for Alex’s Hand)

︎Vienna House Andel’s and Vienna House Easy (Promo Clip for Vienna House Berlin)

︎Thai Evening in Berlin 2019 Aftermovie (Promo Clip for un.thai.tled)

︎Wong Echo & Jan K Mixjam July (2019)  (Promo Clip for un.thai.tled)

︎Feel Festival 2019 Aftermovie (2019)

︎Peter Meyer & Heloise Lefreyes ‘Hymnolia’ (2019)

︎Acoustic Rob Promo Clips (2019)

︎Seen (2018) at ZÖNOTÉKA Gallery
: Installation, with Performance by Pierre Depaz & Salber Lee Willaims)

︎Rhino (2018) : Theater Piece Trailer by Salber Lee Williams)

︎Mia Knapp Jacobsen (Rosemarine) live at A-Trane Berlin (2018)

︎Erik Leuthäuser “Wünschen” live at A-Trane Berlin (2018)

︎Henning Richter India Tour (2017) - as Editor




External Projects

(further film-set experiences)

2019 / Salon Gloria / Fabio Thieme / Fiction Short Film / as Gaffer

2019 / Darkroom / Rosa von Praunheim / Fiction Feature Film / as Extra

2019 / Tea Time: Ethics of Deign / Ben Mergelsberg (Wrangelfilm), Adobe Creative Cloud / Promotional Video /
as Gaffer, Director Assistant

2019 / Welcome to my world / Arin Rungjang, Sunprince Foundation / Video Installation / as Gaffer

2019 / Whiskey Store / Klaus Salminen (Nordic Media House), Broken Jug Ramblers / Music Video / as Director Assistant

2018 / Butterfly with Greeneyes / David Salman / Music Video / as Set Photographer, Gaffer

2018 / Don’t be afraid / Linda Paganelli, Klaus Salminen (Nordic Media House) / Documentary Feature Film / as Director Assistant

2018 / Fremde / Patrick Schorn (Friendship Films) / Middle-Length Fiction Film / as Extra

2018 / Exposed / Leonor von Salish (XO Berlin) / Fashion Film / as Gaffer

2018 / Omid Feroozi: Die neue Heimat (2018)  / Masih Tahzai, I-Am Street Berlin ︎  / as Set Photographer

2017 / Love / Wisanu Phu-artdun (Bauhaus University) / Fashion Film / as Gaffer, Editor

2016 / SM; Les Sadiques  / Alexander Bakshaev / Fictional Feature Film / as Co-writer, Executive Producer