SUPERNATURAL, World premiere @the43rd Rotterdam 2014 (Spectrum)

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Behind the scenes and devolopment > supernatural-thunska.tumblr.com/

Press kit = http://issuu.com/thunskapansittivorakul/docs/supernatural


Supernatural's futuristic narrative takes place against a backdrop of the world in 100 years from now, and switches to the past lives of three characters who were reincarnated in three different periods of time. Chronologically, the story begins with three men discussing Karen myths on the Thai-Burmese border, and moves on to an unconventional family with strong traditional values and finally to a spaceship stuck between Mars and Jupiter. In all episodes, we can perceive the shadow of 'The Leader,' an unseen character with an overwhelming authority on all the other characters across every period of time.

DCP, HDCAM / Color / Stereo / 109 minutes / 2014 / Thai with English subtitles / Thailand-Germany-USA

World Sales

Jürgen Brüning Filmproduktion: Elsenstr. 75, 12059 Berlin Germany

Phone: +49-30-69504106  E-mail: jbruening@snafu.de


Nophand Boonyai (as Nont, the astronaut) Gandhi Anantagant (as Ake, the astronaut) = Baramee Jarinyatorn (as Norm) Thana Sheanakul (as Norm, the avatar) Waranyoo Suwan (as Ullc) > Khalid Midam (as Pa) Sarut Komalittipong (as Nueng) = Thanapol Virulhakul (as Ma) > Lapin Laosunthara (as Yod) = Songanun Kunhapo (as Chai) Ratchanon Theppabutra (as Jay, the AI) > Artist Srinual (as Jay, the karen) > Punsak Srithep (as the mysterious old man) = Itdhi Phanmanee (as 1721955 and Blind Power) = Henry Tan (as 1721955) =


Directed by Thunska Pansittivorakul Screenplay by Thunska Pansittivorakul and Panu Trivej Story by  Panu Trivej, Thunska Pansittivorakul and Teepanun Petchsri Produced by Jürgen Brüning, Thunska Pansittivorakul and Wisawanon Numnual Executive Producers Jürgen Brüning, Derek Curl and Andrew Chang Production Company SLEEP OF REASON FILMS Assistant Director Wisawanon Numnual  Production Designer Thunska Pansittivorakul Directors of Photography Anupong Posuwan and Thitipong Kerdtongtawee Sound Itdhi Phanmanee Sound Editor Sarunyu Nurnsai  Music by Mase Charuamonchit  Editor Thunska Pansittivorakul Visual Effects Supervisor Witcha Suyara  Costume Designer Panchana Soonthornpipit Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Panchana Soonthornpipit End Credit Stills Chulayarnon Siriphol  English Subtitles Sasapin Siriwanij  Subtitling by Alexandra Demetriou  Subtitling Assistance by Matthew Hunt  In Co-production with JÜRGEN BRÜNING FILMPRODUKTION In Association with TLA RELEASING 

Paintings and sculpture in order of appearance Ixion Thrown into Hades, 1876 by Jules Elie Delaunay / The Fall of Titans, 1588-1590 by Cornelis Van Haarlem / Blind Power, 1937 by Rudolf Schlichter / Liebende Köpfe, 1918 by Wilhelm Lehmbruck / Saturn Devouring his Son, 1820-1823 by Francisco Goya / Daedalus and Icarus, 1642-1646 by Charles Le Brum / Reunion of Odysseus and Telemachus, 1880 by Henri-Lucien Doucet / Zeus and Hera on Mount Ida, 1775 by Andries Cornelis Lens / Prometheus Bound, 1611-1612 by Peter Paul Rubens

Thunska Pansittivorakul was born in Bangkok in 1973. He graduated from the Department of Art Education, Faculty of Education of Chulalongkorn University. He used to be a columnist of many magazines including. His films were screened in over 100 international film festivals, including Berlinale, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Hong Kong International Film Festival, etc. He won the Grand Prize award at The 4th Taiwan International Documentary Festival 2004 for his documentary feature 'Happy Berry'. His 'Heartbreak Pavilion' project won the Top Award from Pusan Promotion Plan (PPP) at The 10th Pusan International Film Festival 2005. In 2007 he received the Silpatorn Award from The Ministry of Culture's Office of Contemporary Arts, which is awarded to one outstanding artist each year. The past honorees in the field of film include Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Wisit Sasanatieng, etc.

 In 2012 he founded a production company base in Bangkok, SLEEP OF REASON FILMS.

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SLEEP OF REASON FILMS is founded by Thunska Pansittivorakul to produce films he believes in. They are films that are made by digital video and that challenge the government's control such as censorship, human right violation and the erasing of historical memory. Our film will use raw-style, documentary-like storytelling and will oppose conventional style of narration. The name 'SLEEP OF REASON' is from Francisco Goya's etching called 'El sueño de la razón produce monstruo' which means 'The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters'.