Lee Chatametikool has worked as a film editor and post-production producer in New York and Bangkok alongside producing his own films.
His short film, ‘Miami Strips, Hollywood Dream’, was runner-up for the Ratana Pestanji Award for Best Thai Short Film in 2000 and has screened at numerous festivals worldwide, including the Oberhausen Short Film Festival and the Busan Asian Short Film Festival.
In 2001, Lee moved back to Bangkok from New York to work on Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s first narrative feature film, ‘Blissfully Yours’. He has since worked alongside a new crop of young filmmakers in Thailand, editing the debut features for many up and coming directors.
In 2007, he won the Best Editor award for ‘Syndromes and a Century’ at the inaugural Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong. The Bangkok Film Critic’s Assembly awarded him for his work on ‘Wonderful Town’ in 2008. Most recently, he won Best Editor for the second time from the 2010 Asian Film Awards for his work on ‘Karaoke’.
He is currently directing his first feature film, ‘Concrete Clouds’.
Selected Feature Filmography (as editor):
UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES Palme D’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2010 Best Film, Asian Film Awards 2011 Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul / Kick the Machine Films (2010)
HI-SO Dir. Aditya Assarat / Pop Pictures (2011)
MUNDANE HISTORY Tiger Award Best Film - Rotterdam International Film Festival 2010 Dir. Anocha Suwichakornpong / Electric Eel Films (2010)
KARAOKE Director’s Fortnight - Cannes Film Festival 2009 Dir. Chris Chong Chan Fui / Tanjung Aru Productions (2009)
BITTERSWEET Dir. Jeff Hare / Angel & Bear Productions (2008)
WONDERFUL TOWN New Currents Award, Pusan International FIlm Festival 2007 Tiger Award Best Film - Rotterdam International Film Festival 2008 Dir. Aditya Assarat / Pop Pictures (2007)
MOMENT IN JUNE Dir. Natapon Wongtreenatrkoon / The Story of O Production (2007)
SYNDROMES AND A CENTURY Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul / Kick the Machine Films (2006)
TROPICAL MALADY Special Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2004 Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul / Kick the Machine / Anna Sanders (2004)
SHUTTER Dir. B. Pisanthanakun & P. Wongpoom / GTH (2004)
CHERM aka MIDNIGHT MY LOVE Dir. Kongdej Jaturanrasmee / Sahamongkol Films (2005)
SAYEW Dir. K. Jaturanrasamee & K. Songsanant / Sahamongkol Films (2003)
ONE NIGHT HUSBAND Dir. Pimpaka Towira / GMM Grammy Films (2003)
BLISSFULLY YOURS Un Certain Regard Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2002 Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul / Kick the Machine Films (2002)
Selected Short Film Filmography (as editor):
BANGKOK BLUES Part of ‘Sawasdee Bangkok’ Dir. Aditya Assarat / Local Color Films (2009)
TASANA Part of ‘Sawasdee Bangkok’ Dir. Wisit Sasantieng / Local Color Films (2009)
PI MAKHARM Part of ‘Sawasdee Bangkok’ Dir. Kongdej Jaturanrasmee / Local Color Films (2009)
NIKE Dir. Penek Ratanaruang / Tankwamatograph (2007)
GRACELAND Official Selection Cannes Film Festival 2006 Dir. Anocha Suwichakornpong / Electric Eeel Films (2006)