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Synopsis BANGKOK 13
[dropcap]P[/dropcap]ia is a girl with a sixth sense. Her ability to see ghosts leads her to become the key to unlock 13 haunted secrets in Bangkok. She joins a paranormal TV show in hopes of finding out the truth behind her strange gift. The decision brings her to realised dark secrets of 13 locations, which are all connected to her in some ways. Could she find a way out of this mess, or even what’s setting everything in motion? Is it a gift or determination that brings upon her strange talent? Is this just one big game being dealt by fate’s hand? Find out the answers in Bangkok 13 (City of the Dead).
THANTHARA RUNGRUANG is “PIA”
Pia, 22, graduated with a degree in accounting and finance. She is a diligent and hardworking person. After graduation, she seeks all kinds of job to help with the family’s financial situation. Pia seems like an ordinary girl, except that she doesn’t realise she holds the power to communicate with the underworld.
Age: 22 years old
Education: A degree in communications at Rangsit University’s international college
AKARIN AKARANITIMAYTHARATT is “DARM”
Darm is in his early thirties. As a freelance cameraman, he is very experienced in video shooting for TV shows. He is quiet and serious, but also very observant. He is one of the first people to sense Pia’s special talent and tries not make Pia feel as though she’s abnormal. He is also very understanding and supportive of Pia.
Age: 35 years old
THOSPOL SIRVIVAT is “RYO”
Ryo, in his fourties, is a host for a paranormal-themed TV show. He has 2 different sides of personality. On one hand, he is a fun-loving man who likes entertaining everyone. His other side, unbeknownst to most, is a cold-hearted businessman who can do everything for his own benefits.
Born: 26 Nov 1969 (47 years old)
Education: A degree in architecture from Chulalongkorn University
WORARAT KARNJANARACH is “KOI”
The 23-year-old is Pia’s senior from college. The two are like sisters. Koi works as a producer for Ryo’s show. She doesn’t take things too seriously and is quite understanding of others. She often serves as a mediator between Ryo and other staffs within the company.
Born: 21 Nov 1988 (27 years old)
Education: A bachelor degree in Dramatic Arts at Chulalongkorn University Current work: acting coach, MC and freelance actress
DOLKAMOL SATDHATHIP is “UNCLE CHIEN”
The 50-year-old is Pia’s uncle. He sells fried dough and soy milk for a living. While he seems a loud and unruly man, he is actually friendly and dependable. He is protective of Pia. As Pia is living with him, Chien considers it his job to watch out for his niece in place of her mother who works in the countryside.
Age: 53 years old
Education: Graduated from Muban Chombueng Rajabhat University, Ratchaburi
JIRAWAT VACHIRASARUNPATRA is “SOMLEK”
This TV station’s executive producer, 55, owns Ryo’s paranormal-themed show. He is a very powerful businessman who can control anything or anyone within his station.
Born: 3 May 1962 (53 years old)
Born: 28 Dec 1966 (49 years old)
Education: Graduated from Srinakharinwirot University
Dulyasit is a Thai director and screenwriter. He graduated with a degree in psychology. He began working in the film industry in 1987 as an assistant director and screenwriter for Pornpoj Film and Tai Entertainment. Dulyasit is a recipient of Supannahong Awards (also known as Thailand National Film Association Awards) for best screenplay, as well as Cinemag magazine’s Spirit Award. His notable directorial works include Ajarn Yai (The Cadaver) which became a box office success in 2006. In 2009, he founded Ganjab Film – his own production company.
Regarding Bangkok 13
As a director, I would like to tell a story of a dimension – one that we can touch and the other which belongs to the untouchable spiritual energy. I often see worshipping shrines and, of course, the people who worship their household spirits. Within houses, rows of buildings, shops, high-rise skyscrapers, or even shopping malls, you always find these worshipping shrines. Often times, I feel that we’re under some mysterious energy. It’s as though there’s another dimension living within our own. There is, however, a thin wall separating both sides, and that prevents normal people like us from seeing certain things. Bangkok 13 is a story of those who happen to see and feel this hidden dimension.
In terms of production, since the film talks of a spiritual dimension, we have to tell our story from many different locations. Some of them are actual locations which certain incidents have actually happened there. There were some nights on set that I felt as though the spirits were watching us reincarnating their stories. I’ve been making many ghost-themed TV dramas and series for the past decade in my career, and I have to say Bangkok 13 brought me within the closest proximity of the word ‘ghost’.
Bangkok 13 is a story that you just want to delve more into. It’s mysterious and exciting. You’ll be on the edge of your seat rooting for or scorning at the fate of characters who dare defying the undead – spirits, ghosts, divine beings, angels or monsters – right on their actual turf. It’s very challenging for us to integrate all these aspects into a story with primary and secondary characters. They also have to experience different emotions and go through memorable scenes according to a good film structure.
In the film, we have the leading man and lady, as well as 3-4 other main characters. They go into many isolated places. Some of these places could be considered as ‘haunted’ which, of course, made our work very difficult.
We’re very lucky to have Thantara, Akarin, Thospol and the rest of the main cast who gave their all into work. Everyone had fun during shooting, and they also dared to be with the spirits who were also there with us on many of our locations. At some places we were filming, we really didn’t know if their true owners wanted us there.
We asked our actors and actresses to show respect and asked for their permission to be onsite. Our intention was never to defy the original landowners, though we had to do that as part of the script. We showed good manners, and it worked, mostly. There were occasional obstacles that we had to fix. But, in the end, the whole team got through together. Should you want to find out if our cast members experience any paranormal activities on set, you definitely need to see Bangkok 13.