Tun, a photographer in Thailand and his girlfriend, Jane get into a car accident after celebrating at a drinking party with his close friends. Jane hits a young woman. Tun stops his girlfriend from getting down the car and drive away. They leave the poor young woman lying in the road. After the car accident takes place, there were strange matters happened one after another. Just like, Tun discover mysterious white shadows and what appear to be faces in his photographs, experiencing severe neck pains since the accident, and his weight show approximately 120 kilograms when measured by the nurse, and so on. Jane begins to investigate about the young woman and finally she found that the young woman who name Natre was Tun’s ex-lover. Natre attends the same college as Tun does. After confronting Tun, he than admits that he were in relationship with Natre before this. Tun and Jane learn that Natre had committed suicide by jumping off the roof of a hospital after visiting Natre’s mother. In further investigation as Tun’s situation getting worse, Jane found some photographs which tell the truth. The photographs show Tun’s friend, the one who had committed suicide are sexually assaulting Natre. After interrogate Tun, he admits that he witnessed the rape but did nothing to stop his friends, and that he was the one who had taken those photos. He says he did it out of peer pressure and has never forgiven himself, but at the end, Jane leaves him. Tun then finds out why he experiencing neck pains by taking photo himself. Everything were clearly explains through the photos. At the end of the story, the ghost Natre still is following her lover, Tun, by sitting on his shoulder. Film Title: Shutter (2004)
Director: Bangjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom
History and Background of Director
Bangjong Pisanthanakun is a Thai filmmaker and scriptwriter as well. He co-directed and co-wrote with Parkpoom Wongpoom the hit 2004 Thai horror film, Shutter, and the 2007 horror film, Alone. He graduated in 1999 from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, where he majored in film. He successfully directed a short film, Plae Kao, which was a finalist for best picture and best screenplay in the Click Radio comedy short film competition in 2000. He then wrote and directed Colorblind, a short film that has been screened at many film festivals, including the Thai Short Film and Video Festival, the Asian Film Symposium, Raindance, Asiexpo in Lyon, France, Toronto Reel Asian, Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival and the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. He has worked as a film critic for Starpics, a popular Thai film entertainment magazine, as well as an assistant director for television commercials. Parkpoom Wongpoom
Parkpoom Wongpoom is a Thai filmmaker and scriptwriter as well as his partner, Bangjong Pisanthanakun does. He graduated from the Department of Film and Video, Faculty of Communication Arts at Rangsit University in 2000. His first short film, the 8-minute Luang Ta (Old Monk), was shown at many film festivals, including the Thai Short Film and Video Festival, the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, the Singapore International Film Festival and thePusan International Short Film Festival. It won the Best Director and Best Thai Short Film awards at the Bangkok Film Festival in 2001. His second film, In the Eyes, a 14-minute short about a boy's first sexual experience, was also featured at many festivals, including the Asiexpo in Lyon, France, the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, the Pusan International Film Festival, the Canadian World Wide Short Film Festival, Flickerfest in Australia and the Solothurn Film Festival. Parkpoom has also served as a short-films competition jury member on the 2004 Nokia Creative Arts Awards in Kuala Lumpur and the 2005 Bangkok International Film Festival.
Film Title: Shutter (2004)