Aroonsri Khamsamran sprang from the waves of Thailand’s Koh Samui Island. Jang, as she was called for short, growing up exploring the beach, reefs and shallows in front of her parent’s scuba diving shop. In the evenings she and her parents watched every movie available from the local video rental store. Trips to Bangkok meant the exciting opportunity to see the latest blockbuster on the big screen. At the age of thirteen, she was abruptly taken from her ocean womb and deposited in the high mountain desert of New Mexico. A terrible shock to the system! Not only was she dried-out like a little raisin, but to add insult to injury, this desert didn’t even have a single camel or sand dune, just unending miles of sagebrush. As terrible as it could have been, she turned the opportunity to her advantage and avoided becoming an illiterate beach child and graduated from the University of New Mexico’s Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media program. She has recently completed her through-hike of 2,650 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail and is now back in civilization.
She’s produced FEMME ,WAKE and Mud (Hashtł’ishnii) an official selection for 2018 Sundance Film Festival.