FIVE STAR PRODUCTION
Five Star Production was founded in 1973 and quickly rose to become one of the most well-known and longest running film production and distribution company in Thailand. For the past four decades, Five Star Production has made over 260 films and worked with more than 100 directors, as well over 1,000 actors.
We have produced films that have been echoed in many aspects, such as, a movie series of “Boonchu” that Thai people have admired more than 20 years, and a movie series of “Art of the Devil” which becomes one of the scariest Thai film ever made.
In 1976, Five Star Production have made a revolutionized for Thai film industry by being one of the first Thai studios to bring quality Thai films to international festivals. Five Star Production brought “Kun Suk” to international audiences,
and in 2001, “Tears of the Black Tiger” became the first Thai film to screen at Cannes Film Festival, in the Un Certain Regards. In 2002, Five Star Production brought Pen-Ek Ratanaruang’s “Monrak Transistor” to Cannes Directors Fortnight.
In 2009, Five Star Production has made another trip to Cannes with director Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, and his movie “Nymph”, it was screened in the Un Certain Regard. The film was also invited to compete in over 100 festivals around the world. In the same year, the film “Slice” by director Kongkiat Komesiri (Muay Thai Chaiya, Art of the Devil) made headlines when it was nominated in 14 out of 16 categories of the Subhanahongsa Awards, the equivalent of the Thai Oscars. It was also invited to major festivals around the world including Rotterdam, Hong Kong, Udine, and Sitges.
In 2012, Five Star Production has launched a new era of Thai Cinema with the country’s first 3D horror film, “Dark Flight”, directed by Issara Nadee, which was a hit in Thailand as well as in many other territories. Followed up the scary wave with an omnibus series of haunted hour “3AM Part 1 & 2 (3D)”, which became a big hits and bring us great success.
For this past 5 years, Five Star Production is very prominent in making films that becomes very popular throughout Southeast Asia. Especially our latest horror title that released on Halloween 2015, “Ghost Ship”, this title was shooting on a real ship in the middle of the ocean with amazingly complicated and fun script, which has been trending throughout Southeast Asia.
For more than 40 years, Five Star Production never stops developing and creating something new to Thai Film Industry. We seek to work with new and established directors who want to push the limits of cinema, and we also embrace the advent of technology that serves the storytelling and creativity. We never compromise when it comes to quality. We will continue our title as a leader of the Thai Film Industry and aim to keep going strong in 2016 — with more titles and more success.