Thailand Film Office Urges Filmmakers to Unleash Their Imagination in Thailand
Film and television personnel around the world know of Thailandâ€™s fantastic locations, backdrops and world class production servicesâ€™ industry.
The Thailand Film Office, Department of Tourism (Thailandâ€™s Film Commission) in its new ad campaign for 2011 is urging film makers to â€œUnleash Their Imagination in Thailandâ€ replicating other international locations here in the Kingdom.
Many films, TV commercials and dramas, music videos and still shoots have doubled Thailand for other locations: New York, 1940â€™s Shanghai, modern day China, Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Medieval Europe, a mysterious underwater world, you name it and it has been filmed in Thailand.
Most recently a Tamil film crew filming in Thailand, director A R Murugadossâ€™ 7 am Arivu erected a set that resembled a Chinese landscape, and shot an important scene that was actually supposed to happen in China, according to Senthil Kumar, a production executive with Red Giant Movies.
â€œWe are really pleased that international film and TV producers have come to realize the professionalism of our crews and expanse of our production facilities,â€ said Wanasiri Morakul, Director of the Thailand Film Office. â€œWe want studio executives and producers that have not thought of shooting here to realize there are no boundaries for their imagination to come alive in Thailand.â€
Thailand will unveil its â€œUnleash Your Imaginationâ€ ad campaign at the upcoming Cannes International Film Festival, May 11-22 2011, in France and at the Association of Film Commissioners Produced by Conferences/Location Show (held this year in conjunction with the Producers Guild of America) which will be held at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California June 3-5, 2011.
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