The Tree

Kaenipa Phanakorn | Thailand | 2012 | 16 mins



The Tree Synopsis

Pla, a twelve year old girl from Thailand spends her days in a secret sanctuary while her mother is admitted in a mental institution.


About the Filmmakers

Kaenipa earned a Master of Media Arts in Film Production from University of Technology Sydney. She received training from award winning director, Alkinos Tsilimidos (Everynight…everynight, Silent Partner, Em4Jay). After graduated, she worked as a Creative Executive at GMM Grammy Public Co.,LTD on feature film projects for film director, Ekachai Uekrongtham (The Coffin, Pleasure Factory, Bare).

In 2014 Kaenipa set up Wise Lama Production and Branding Studio and currently works as a director/producer. She is the first Thai director who directed a short film for Cornetto Global’s Cupidity project, a landmark campaign for the brand’s global content. Kaenipa especially enjoys creating innovative branded content which she can work with various styles from narrative storytelling with emotive and informative elements to documentary styles, and fashion films which explore a more stylistic and inventive approaches to the content. Her fashion films have traveled and won awards at Berlin and Milan Fashion Film Festivals while her own short films have won awards in Los Angeles and Thailand and officially selected for festivals in the US, Italy, Canada, Busan, and Hong Kong. Her selected clients include Unilever Global, Agoda, Princess Cruises, Chevrolet, Colgate, Jim Thompson, and UN Global Goals.


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