Kissada Kamyoung grew up in Hat Yai in southern Thailand. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Thammasat University and a Master’s Degree in Comparative Literature from Chulalongkorn University, he began working as a lecturer in the Department of Western Languages, Faculty of Archaeology, Silpakorn University, where he teaches literary theory and film criticism. He has published various academic articles, magazine columns and reviews, exploring how space, time and modern life are presented in Southeast Asian literature and cinema with respect to the dimensions of postcolonialism and urban space and culture. Kissada also works in the film industry. He produced a short film, Bangkok Dweller, which was screened at the 13th Thai Short Film and Video Festival. He then worked as line producer on Jacob Von Heland’s feature documentary, Beloved Flood (2014), and Sompot Chidgasornpongse’s Railway Sleepers (2016), which had its world premiere at Busan International Film Festival, and its European premiere in the Forum section of Berlin International Film Festival. He is now producing Sompot Chidgasornpongse’s new fiction feature film, 9 Temples to Heaven.
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