WE DO WHAT OUR GOVERNMENT CAN'T
Established in Tokyo 2015, Projectionist ASIA (P.A.) is a contemporary Arts & Culture Management, Co-Financing platform focusing in Asia.
Our inspiration is always from people & our passion is in Cinema & Cinematic Arts. Our aim is to establish a strong foundation for young filmmakers and artists in Asia. With the believe in the future of Asian Cinema & Asian Culture - our company is flexible to all experimental & creative projects. We are interested in new project development and seeking for potential partners in Asia and Europe.
Projectionist ASIA is one of the most core pillars of 'ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSE Co., Ltd.' an International Social-infrastructure development company based in Sathorn, Bangkok.
Founded by Patavee Viranuvat together with other young investors, collectors throughout Asia and Europe, Projectionist ASIA in its early days has been supporting and encourage Cinematic Arts & Visual Arts projects in Asia including Art Projects, Artists, Art Events, Cinema Events,
The aim is to "Discover & Encourage" the hidden stars and emerging talents which inspired from 'Kim Ji-seok' and many others who sacrifice his life for Asian Cinema
"40 years ago, my father worked as a projectionist in a small town of Thailand. He screened many films from India, Hong Kong, including Thai Films along the coast through the east of the country.
He didn’t tell me much about the details because we didn’t actually talk much especially about films. But every time he talked about this, I can see everything in his eyes; the print, the projector, those seats, the audiences. I never asked him the reason why he started the business, but he mentioned a bit about the reason why he stopped. He told me he couldn’t make any money by screening the film.
After each film finished, he didn’t have anything left except for the film and poster. Everyone went back home, except him packing everything up alone in the theatre. After a while, our house was on fire, and everything was completely gone including those films and posters.
To some people, the magic might have already gone. I hardly found it too ! The magic, in fact, is really gone when we grow up I think. We stop falling in love and falling into the reality instead. But when we die, we can’t bring anything with us. Yet we can leave, at least a word.
To me, Cinema these days is like old people. They are certainly dying, slowly.
Most of people don’t like old people because they are not fun or even boring. I also think old people are not fun, but being with them I feel very peaceful, or even found the answer to live longer. Sometimes I got a goose bump and my tears come out. Listening to old people’s stories sometimes is hard to understand but I always feel the strange vibration somewhere inside my body. I don’t know if that vibration actually happened in my heart or not, but many people told me they can see it in my eyes."
Gwangju, South Korea
Local Production Service
Global Creative Contents Distribution
The Management Team is composed of various experts in different fields yet have mutual interest in Cinema. With a strong partnership system we have, our initial co-investor is in New York and we have our partners both private & government throughout all major hubs in Asia & Europe such as Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Bangkok, Taipei, Singapore, Hong Kong, Siem Reap, Vientiane, Naypyidaw, Paris, Venice, Berlin, Rotterdam, Trouville, London, and many