SYMPOSIUM | 5Q SERIES
NAME: Nitipat Somsaman
PORTFOLIO: Final Fantasy XV, Strange Magic, Journey to the west 2, Rango
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Architecture, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
POSITION: Deputy Managing Director
COMPANY: The Monk Studios
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Established in 2006, The Monk is one of Southeast Asia’s leading visual and sound studio. The main business is animation and visual effects production and subcontracting for films and commercials with high quality and advanced technology. Staffs are highly qualified in 3D animation, especially animals, furs, natural movements, 3D model and texture.
Q1: THE MOST PROUD PROJECTS
- We have long-standing TV series projects which are Paddle Pop and Talking Tom & Friends and we also have feature films; Final Fantasy, Strange Magic, and lately Journey to the west 2 and upcoming a few projects.
Q2: UPCOMING PROJECTS
We’re working on several projects both our own IP (Intellectual Property) and subcontracting projects including Feature Films and TV series. We aim to expand our IP business as well as animation and feature films to international market, especially China because of its fast-growing and huge market size.
Now we have partners from Hollywood, Europe and China like Dreamworks Lucas Animation and Alibaba Pictures.
Additionally, we are looking for co-investors to produce IP in TV series and feature films to release in international market.
Q3: THE MOST CHALLENGE & THE PLEASURE IN WORK
- There are always new challenges occurred from client’s requirement in each project. For example, in a latest project, we created CG for Journey to the West 2 or Sai-Yew 2 which is very successful in China or 2D Animation for True Corporation’s commercials. We have chances to work for world-class projects like DreamWorks’ TV Series, our IP Feature films and 2D or 3D projects.
Q4: POINT OF VIEW ABOUT THAILAND’S DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
- Digital Entertainment industry in Thailand is developing and we still want support from government to lead us to the leader position.
Q5: THAILAND’S COMPETENCY IN DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
- Thailand is the hub of talented and sophisticated artists which are attractive to international market.