Thai Filmmaker The Latest to Join the Academy to Decide Who Gets an Oscar

Thai Filmmaker The Latest to Join the Academy to Decide Who Gets an Oscar
Bryan Ke
By Bryan Ke
July 3, 2019
Lee Chatametikool, a filmmaker and film editor from Thailand, was recently added onto the list of members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science — an 842 member academy that votes on who should receive the prestigious Oscars awards.
Lee, who is known for his works such as “The Love of Siam,” “Nakee 2,” and the ever-famous 2004 horror film “Shutter,” joins fellow Thai directors Apichatpong Weerasethakul and cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom as a member of the prestigious group, according to Mashable.
 
The filmmaker made his debut in the film industry in 2013 where he took the director seat for the movie “Concrete Clouds.” He studied in the United States, mainly in Hampshire College in Massachusetts and at the New York University.
The members of the academy also include “Crazy Rich Asians” director, John M Chu.
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