Pantham Thongsang is a film producer/director.  His box office success, Mid Road Gang,2006, featured more than 10 dogs as the main cast and humans with minor roles. The film won “The Grphyon Award for Best Picture” from the Gioffini International Film Festival 2007 in Italy. “The Audience Award” from The 2008 Taiwan International Children TV& Film Festival and “My Favorite Foreign Children’s Film Award” from the 10th China International Children’s Film Festival 2009.The film was also selected to be screened in many film festivals including Toronto International Film Festival 2007 and was sold to over 10 countries around the world. 

           Pantham was born in Bangkok and has a B.A. in film from Chulalongkorn University and subsequently completed his certificate program in film directing from UCLA Extension with a grant from The Asian Culture Council (Rockefeller Foundation). He began his film making career under the tutelage of one of Thailand’s classic film directors, Euthana Mukdasanit. As assistant director of ‘Path of the Brave’ (1990) and co-director of ‘Sunset at Chaopraya’ (1995) both with Mukdasanit, kudos came their way as both films won many Thai Academy awards.

           As a line producer for ‘The Red Bike Story’ (1996), this film became the first Thai feature film to be picked up for a regional screening by HBO/Cinemax. Pantham began to see the value of producing Thai films not only for the domestic audiences but also for international audiences as well.

          In 2001 he became the head of production for GMM Pictures and took a distinctly different path from other Thai movie studios of that time by producing films that consisted of strong storylines with the potential to travel internationally.

          His GMM Pictures Production filmography included films such as Jira Malikul’s ‘Mekong Full Moon Part’ (2002) which had been selected to screen in the Toronto International Film Festival and won a FIPRESCI Special Mention at the Hong Kong International Film Festival in 2003; Pimpaka Toiwa’s ‘One Night Husband’ (2003) and Ekacahai Uekrongtham’s ‘Beautiful Boxer’ (2003) of which both had been selected to screen at the Berlin International Film Festival. Furthermore, ‘Beautiful Boxer’ sold its film rights to more than 20 countries worldwide.  Also to add to his filmography is Yuthlert Sipapak’s ‘February’ (2003) which was filmed almost entirely on location in New York City right after September 2001.

         Wanting to sink his teeth back into directing a film project, he took on ‘I-Fak’ aka ‘The Judgment’ (2004) which picked up best screenwriting awards from the Bangkok Critics Association and swept all the best actor awards from every major film awards event including the National Film Award.

         In 2004, he separated from GMM Pictures and set up a new boutique film studio to focus on investing the International co-production projects called “tifa” as a subsidiary company of GMM Grammy. In later that year,”tifa” co-produced with France, Germany and Italy in the production of  Apichartpong Weerasethakul’s ‘Tropical Malady’  which won the Jury Prize at the Cannes International Film Festival

          The year 2004 was certainly an auspicious year for Pantham. Not only was he behind Weerasethakul’s win at Cannes but his company, “tifa” also won the BioScope Film Magazine award of  the “Most Promising Film Company”.

          As a “tifa” managing director, his projects in development had also won awards in acclaimed International Co–Production meetings. Such projects included ‘Once A Pond A Time’ to be directed by Kamron Khunadilok that won “Best Project of the Year” by CineCinema at the Produire au Sud Workshop, Festival of Three Continents in France (2004); Ekachai Uekrongtham’s ‘The Coffin’ won the “Hubert Bals Fund Award” at the 2005 Hong Kong Film Financing Forum.

         In 2007, He produced a  co-production film between Thailand , Hong Kong  and  Singapore ”The Coffin”  starring by Asian Superstar ; Karen Mok and Ananda Everringham. Later to come, Bioscope Magazine awarded Pantham as the “Filmmaker of the Year 2007” award.

         After 20 years experiences in film Industry, he finally set up his own film production company ”Aukao Aunam Films Company”  and the first project of the company was “Our Land” a Musical Film  to celebrate His Majesty King Bhumibol  83th  Birthday.

        His latest film called “LOVE SYNDROME” was released in October 2014 and it was nominated as a Best film, Best Director ,Best screenplay , Best actor, Best Actress and Best supporting Actress in many Thai film awards . It won the best actress from Bangkok Film critics, Starpics and Kom Chud Luk Award ,and  also best supporting actress from Starpics  Award .

        Currently he is producing and directing television series for many television stations, aiming to raise a standard of Thai television series up and bring it out to the world. One of his works was well received, Prom Mai Dai Likid (The one and only), television series of Channel ONE HD that got higher rating than those of which were on air in the same time slot at Channel  3 and Channel 7 . And the series was also simulcast in China. His upcoming television series called Sleepless Society, which contained 4 miniseries, is already picked up all 4 of them by Netflix



  • Sunset at the Chaopraya 1995
  • The Red Bike Story 1997
  • February 2003
  • I-Fak , The Judgment 2004
  • Tropical Malady 2004
  • Syndromes and A Century 2004
  • Ghost Game 2006
  • Mid Road Gang 2007
  • The Coffin 2008
  • Musical of the King 2010
  • Love Syndrome 2013

TV Series 

  • Cupid The Series
  • Sandy is coming to town
  • Kaeharde Dao 
  • Peua Ter 
  • Club Friday the series 7
  • I am like this since I was born
  • Single stories
  • Nyctophobia
  • Bedtime Wishes
  • Ton-Bai-Dok
  • Prom-Mai-Dai-Likid