Editing Mentor: Lee Chatametikool (Thailand)
Lee Chatametikool is an award-winning editor and filmmaker. After studying in the United States, he returned to Bangkok in 2001 for Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s first feature, Blissfully Yours, marking the start of a decade of fruitful collaboration with Thailand’s new generation of filmmakers. While collaborating closely with prominent independent Thai directors – he has worked with Apichatpong on four of his films – he has also worked on commercial projects, including the hit Thai horror flick, Shutter (2004). He was twice awarded Best Editor at the Asian Film Awards, for Syndromes and a Century and Karaoke. The Bangkok Film Critic’s Assembly also named him Best Editor in 2008 for Wonderful Town.
In 2002, Lee founded his own post-production company, Houdini Studio, which he expanded into a full-service digital laboratory, White Light Post, in 2010, to do color grading and finshing for Thai and regional feature films.