Los Angeles-based studio to promote Thai films

Los Angeles-based EST Studios, a film production and sales firm, will partner with N8 Studios of New York and Bangkok to promote a roster of Thai and Asian films to global audiences, including at the Marche du Film at Cannes.
“The goal is to bring Asia to the world, forge new partnerships with filmmakers from the East and introduce new premium Asian film and television intellectual property to global audiences,” said the partners in a statement.
Thai films have been making an impressive mark with critics during the past 10 to 15 years, with Thai directors winning top awards at Cannes and Thai films gaining audiences in East Asia. Globally, Thai cinematic offerings have not yet drawn large audiences. In the West, foreign films do not often score big at the box office, and distribution can be challenging for that reason.
The new partnership is expected to help Thai and Asian film capture larger audiences overseas. The partnership was negotiated by Tenten Wei for EST Studios and N8 Studios’ co-founder Kris Eiamsakulrat.
“We look for stories that connect, challenge, and celebrate the 4.5 billion Asian voices around the world,” said Kris Eiamsakulrat. “We aim to tell high-quality Asian stories with nuanced truth and multi-dimensional honesty; showcasing innovative perspectives and powerful narratives on a global scale and for the global audience.”
The first film the partnership will handle is the Thai hit horror movie Home For Rent, co-produced by N8 Studios and Thailand’s GDH. Already widely seen across Asia, the partnership will soon roll it out across Latin America. EST N8 will represent the film in North America.
Another of the films to be featured will be Heals, a documentary directed by Thailand’s Pailin Wedel, about Pangina Heals, Asia’s first RuPaul drag race star with a Las Vegas residency.
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