Sompot grew up in Samutprakarn, a province near Bangkok, Thailand. After graduating with a bachelor degree in architecture from Chulalongkorn university, he began working in the film industry; both local and international. He worked as an assistant director in many shorts and feature films by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, such as Tropical Malady, Worldly Desires, Syndromes and a Century, etc. His personal shorts were also shown at various international film festivals, including Rotterdam, Oberhausen, Viennale, Vision du Reel, etc. He recently graduated from a MFA Film/Video program at California Institute of the Arts, and is currently working on his first feature film, Are We There Yet?.