ษาณฑ์ อุตมโชติ
“Because I am human”

cultural producer/
film director /

- based in berlin

Sarnt Utamachote © 2024

Nước tương / Soy Sauce

Short Film (English/Italian/Vietnamese), 2019-2020, Berlin

Interview with The New Current (Papaya Rocks Film Festival) Conversation with Thuy Trang Nguyen (Elsewhere Cinema Club)

Marriage, especially between LGBT+ persons, becomes the most common means to secure one's place i.e. one's "possible future" in another country. However, this leads to the clash of differences - between two person; the inequalities and the conflicts of powers, found in their private sphere.

This simple story within one household - about spatial territories, gastronomic practices, personal memories, camouflaged identities and the coercive need to "integrate" into the dominant host culture - offers a quirky means of political resistance.

- OutFest Fusion LA 2021
- Seoul Queer Week 2021
- Xposed Queer Film Festival Berlin 2021 / Xposed x Lecken Berlin 2022
- Reelout Kingston Queer Film Festival 2021
- Papaya Rocks Film Festival London 2021
- Queer East Film Festival London 2021
- Queer Asia Film Festival London 2021
- CinemAsia at Amsterdam Pride 2022
- Gorki Queer Week Berlin 2022 “In Exile”
- Xposed x Lecken film screening (Tag der Klubkultur) Berlin 2022

Producer/Writer/Director/Editor: Sarnt Utamachote
Cast: Anh Kiet Le, Jacopo Garfagnoli
Camera: Tim Strecker
Director's Assistant: Pavel Pavlov
Lighting: Peter Bromme
Sound Recorder: Takuro Sakamoto
Driver: Adrian Despeyroux
Sound Designer: Takuro Sakamoto
Music: XRCOMA (Tommaso Lapiana / Michelangelo De Cia)
(Props) Graphic Design: Alex Rolfsen
(Props) Management: Sarnt Utamachote
(Props) Consultant: Emanuele Crotti
(Props) Featured Photograph: Jiet Wong

Editing Studio: Klaus Salminen
Shooting Location: Salber Lee Williams, Pierre Depaz, Max Fowler

Thanks: Dieu Hao Do, Tanya Luechapatanaporn





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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