Vin Kridakorn

Actor, Pong

Vin grew up both in Naperville, Illinois, and Bangkok, Thailand, giving him a unique perspective on both cultures. With the support of his family, Vin continued to explore his creative endeavors and earned his Bachelors at the University of Michigan in Music Education. It wasn't long before Vin decided to change course and focus on his acting career. He decided to move to New York and pursue his MFA in Dramatic Arts at The Actors Studio, Pace University.

Recent theatre credits include, "Jon Saltzman" in Tape and The Spoon River Anthology at The Roy Arias Theater. He recently finished filming a supporting role in the feature "parAmor", directed by Paul L.R. Du Bois. Vin is currently in the web series "Bank on it!" He also recently took first place YouTube contest held by the Roger Smith Shorts Festival Workshop.

Tom Macy

Actor, James

A native New Yorker, Tom attended Drew University for three semesters before falling prey to the lure of NYC and the prospect of acting full-time. While in the city Tom has managed to split his time between the stage and screen.

Tom's feature film debut was the lead role in Praxis, which he scored on his first audition after completing the 2-year conservatory The School for Film and Television. Praxis went on to win the DC Filmmaker Award at the DC Independent Film Festival; Praxis also screened at festivals in NYC, LA, Washington DC and Austin, TX. Among other film credits are lead roles in the feature Overload and the short film "Something Left." On a lighter note, he is frequently seen in work with the folks at College Humor, as Tom is a regular on their MTV show.

On stage, Tom played the title role in the The Boy in the Basement, which ran at both The Barrow Street and the Soho Playhouse as part of the 2008 NYC Fringe Festival. The play was handpicked to appear in the highly selective encore series and won the Fringe Award for Direction. Other NYC stage work includes Macbeth at the Mint Theatre, Othello at the Kraine Theatre, and the movement-based-Moby Dick-inspired The First Lowering at The Metropolitan Playhouse.

Dave Snyder

Director

Dave majored in journalism at NYU, where his innate love of a well-told tale was honed into a skill for storytelling. After a short stint at The Wall Street Journal, he moved into documentaries and unscripted television, and has since produced, directed or written for many networks including HBO, NBC, Logo, Bravo, Comedy Central, and A&E.

He's been lucky enough to work with some of the most talented people in the business, including director/producers Rory Kennedy and Liz Garbus, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, and broadcast journalist Linda Ellerbee. As crucial to his cinematic education has been the on-screen interviews he's conducted in documentaries for Bravo and Logo with directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Mike Nichols, Todd Haynes, John Cameron Mitchell, Milos Forman, Kasi Lemmons and Don Roos, and actors like Jodie Foster, Robert Duvall, Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Paul Giametti, Uma Thurman, and John Travolta.

His first short film, yeah no definitely, debuted in 2007 and stars Vincent Piazza (The Sopranos, Rescue Me, Rocket Science), and has been shown at Outfest (where it was named one of the 15 best shorts by indieWIRE), Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films, LA Shorts, Verzaubert, Inside Out: The Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival (Canada's largest), and many others.

It was released on DVD in 2008 as part of the acclaimed Boys Briefs compilation series distributed by Picture This! Entertainment. Play Name is his second short film and his first international production. He is currently finishing two screenplays and hopes to embark on his first feature soon.

Han West

Director of Photography

Han West is a half-Chinese, half-American filmmaker originally from Boston, Massachusetts who is currently in his second year at the Tisch School of the Arts Asia film production MFA program in Singapore. From an early age, Han had an inclination for the arts. He started taking video production courses when he was only twelve years old, continuing to explore photography, graphic design, film aesthetics, and television production throughout his high school years. An avid musician, in 2003, Han was awarded second prize at the Massachusetts State Piano Competition hosted at the prestigious Berklee School of Music. He also won national awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for his print advertising designs.

For his undergraduate degree, Han attended the University of Virginia and was an English and Media Studies double major. There he developed his understanding of writing and aesthetics while continuing to take courses in video production, editing, and 16mm cinematography. On the side, he wrote and directed dozens of short films and commercials, was vice-president of the university's Filmmakers Society, interned at the Virginia Film Festival, and worked on numerous feature films during the summer months, including Martin Scorsese's The Departed, and Sidney Lumet's Before the Devil Knows You're Dead. He also won several regional awards for his short films, including first prize at the Rosebud Film Festival, the largest independent film festival in Washington D.C. and the surrounding states.

After graduating from U.Va, Han immediately packed up and moved to the other side of the world after being selected and enrolled into the inaugural class of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Asia film production MFA program in Singapore. Since his time there, on top of having his writing selected for development workshops with Oliver Stone and Todd Solondz, he has shot films as either a director or cinematographer all over Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. Additionally, he has worked in Singapore on commercials for Sony, Coca-Cola, and Kodak, and was recently hired to shoot the pilot for a regional horror series.

Han is currently in post-production for his second year film, "Asing", which he wrote, shot, and directed. He is also in development for a television show set in Singapore to begin filming next summer following the completion of his MFA.

Paul Snyder

Editor

Paul Snyder is an editor and filmmaker living in Brooklyn. He's had the privilege of cutting spots for directors incuding Spike Lee, Errol Morris, and Brett Morgen; videos for Goldfrapp, Florence and the Machine ("Dog Days are Over" was nominated for 4 VMAs), Jennifer Hudson, and The White Stripes. He was nominated for an AICE award this year for editing "Only the Brave", an experimental short sponsored by Diesel and L'Oreal.

Paul edits at Lost Planet and lives in Brooklyn; visit his work at Phosphorescent Films. He is not related to Dave Snyder in any way, except spiritually.

Ben Allison

Composer

Bassist Ben Allison is a "visionary composer", adventurous improviser, and strong organizational force on the New York City jazz scene, "[and] has emerged as a rising star over the past decade" (JazzTimes). With his groups, the Ben Allison Band, Man Size Safe, Peace Pipe, and Medicine Wheel, Ben has toured extensively worldwide, winning fans and building new audiences with an adventurous yet accessible sound and a flair for the unexpected. He has released nine critically acclaimed albums of original music: Think Free (2009), Little Things Run the World (2008), Cowboy Justice (2006), Buzz (2004), Peace Pipe (2002), Riding the Nuclear Tiger (2001), Third Eye (1999), and Medicine Wheel (1998) on Palmetto Records, and his 1996 debut Seven Arrows on the Koch Jazz label.

Ben has received 6 SESAC Performance Awards for national radio airplay and the Bird Award for artistic excellence (2005, Netherlands) among many other citations. His albums regularly top national jazz radio charts (some setting records for time on top of the charts) and have been named as among the best of the year by publications such as Billboard, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Jazz Review (UK), among many others.

At the age of twenty-five, he formed the Jazz Composers Collective - a musician-run, non-profit organization based in New York City that, from 1992-2004, was dedicated to the development of new music and building audiences for jazz. As the Artistic Director and a Composer-in-Residence of the Jazz Composers Collective, Ben produced or co-produced over 100 concerts and special events.

Born in 1966 in New Haven, Connecticut, Ben has performed the world over with musicians ranging from oudist Ara Dinkjian to saxophonist Lee Konitz to legendary performance artist Joey Arias. He has appeared on over 40 albums by various artists and has written music for film, national television and radio, including the theme for the National Public Radio (NPR) show On the Media (which boasts a listernship of over 1,000,000 people per week) and the score for Two Days, a play written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Donald Margulies. He was a featured artist with the Jazz Sinfonica Orchestra of Sao Paulo in 2005 and 2008.

Daniel Espy

Producer

Born and raised in Arizona, Daniel Ryan Espy moved to NYC in 2005, where he works as a television/film producer, composer and musician. He has been fortunate to work on such great shows as "30 Days", as well as the Emmy Award-winning, "Anthony Bordain: No Reservations" and "Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie", of which he also wrote the show's opening theme. He plays guitar with NYC musician, Emily Long, and is currently working on a new album of his own. His music has been featured on the WB's "Smallville" and several ads.

Besides having recently completed a darkly complex coming-of-age feature-length script entitled, "Sparrow", he has also finished the first of a two-part short film exploration of Brooklyn entitled, "Carroll", with writer/director, Cubie King.

SPEED FILMS PRESENTS

Play Name

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY DAVE SNYDER

STARRING

  • VIN KRIDAKORN AS PONG
  • TOM MACY AS JAMES

  • TANAPAK JONGJAIPRA AS PONG'S BROTHER
  • THITIROT THOKAEW AS PONG'S MOTHER
  • SOMPON RITDAMRONGKUN AS PONG'S STEPFATHER
  • THANON SONGSIL AS PONG'S FRIEND #1
  • CHATCHAI LANGRASOOT AS PONG'S FRIEND #2

  • PRODUCED BY
  • ANOCHA SUWICHAKORNPONG
  • DANIEL RYAN ESPY
  • DAVE SNYDER

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
HAN WEST

EDITOR
PAUL SNYDER

PRODUCTION DESIGNER
TICHAKORN PHUKHAOTONG

MUSIC BY
BEN ALLISON

ASSISTANT CAMERA
ERIC FLANAGAN

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
MAENAM CHAGASIK

SECOND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
WICHANON SOMUMJARN

UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER
WASUNAN HUTTAWACH

CASTING DIRECTOR
KRISTIN PAGE STUART

DANAINAN VIN KRIDAKORN'S CLOTHING BY PEOPLE'S WARDROBE

ALSO FEATURING

  • IN THE BAR
  • SOMPONG TONGKUM AS THE BARTENDER
  • PONGSAK INTANOM AS BAR PATRON #1
  • ARON SUTTIMOON AS BAR PATRON #2
  • NETKAMAN WANNAMONG AS BAR PATRON #3
  • KWANCHEEWA JAIMA AS BAR PATRON #4
  • SARATTHAYA NEADSUEBSAI AS BAR PATRON #5
  • KORRAPIN RATTAYAPAKUL AS BAR PATRON #6
  • THANITA SURAPONGSANURAK AS BAR PATRON #7
  • TANO AMNAT AS BAR PATRON #8
  • JO AS BAR PATRON #9
  • IN THE CLUB
  • JEE HOI TROUPE
  • TEEHA THONGEHANG
  • SURASAK KONGKUNGSIN
  • TUNYATROUN TANAKUMCHIP
  • UTCHA UPPALA
  • PTLAYA PRASTLCHOK
  • CHARLUMPON TONGNAN
  • PICHET CHUMKUMSIN
  • DANCERS
  • KOWIT JITKANG
  • KITSANA SANGJUN
  • PANYANON POMSAYAN
  • DAMNONGSAK SATSUE
  • REVELERS
  • VISARUT TAPHOM
  • APIRAK PALAKAWONG
  • SUDKHET HINON
  • SUPACHAI WIBOONYASEK
  • PIYACHAT THITAWANGSO
  • KANIT NGAMSIN
  • RATTAKORN CHAIKAM
  • VANCHAI DOUNGSUPA
  • NATTANATHIP SAIJUNYON
  • WISUT CHAINUWONG
  • SITICHAI INTONG
  • PANIINYA KINGKORYAW
  • KIATTISAK TONGCHAI
  • CHAIYOS BUASOKECHUEK
  • SONGWUT TONGOM
  • PLOYPAILIN PONGKAN
  • RAWAT KONGMOON
  • ROSSOOLEON THONGKAMSUG
  • IN THE RESTAURANT
  • ASI CHANPRASERT AS LINE COOK
  • ORN-UBON NIN-UBON AS RESTAURANT CUSTOMER #1
  • AMPORN KUANYUENYONG AS RESTAURANT CUSTOMER #2
  • THAWATCHAI JANTAWAN AS AS RESTAURANT CUSTOMER #3

SOUND RECORDIST
TEEKHADET VUCHARADHANIN

BOOM OPERATOR
CHALERMRAT KAWEEWATTANA

GAFFER
CHALOEM PHIDPHAD

  • ELECTRICIANS
  • NAKROB SONGPINIJ
  • CHUD PHOOMOOK
  • SOMBAT AREEKIJ
  • PHOKIN KAEWBUDDA

SET DECORATOR
PIMKAMOL MANCHASING

MAKE UP AND HAIR
THANON SONGSIL

ASSISTANT MAKEUP AND HAIR
TREEYAWAN KOSITSANTIVONGS

STILL PHOTOGRAPHER
ERIC FLANAGAN

SCRIPT SUPERVISOR
SOMPOT CHIDGASORNPONGSE

LOCATIONS MANAGER
MONTIEN SINSUPAN

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
NIPON TANAMASSPOONSUB

ACCOUNTING BY JOE PIACENTE / FIECH, PIACENTE & STANO, CPA'S, LLP

COLORIST/ ONLINE EDITOR
PAUL SNYDER

EDITORIAL FACILITY
LOST PLANET

RECORDING ENGINEER
DANIEL FREEDMAN

RECORDING MIXER
CRAIG KYLLONEN

POST PRODUCTION SOUND
SOUNDTRACK NY

CAMERA SUPPLIED BY
PAUL SNYDER

CAMERA & LIGHTING EQUIPMENT
TOP SHOT CO., LTD.

ADDITIONAL LIGHTING EQUIPMENT
LIGHT SOURCE CO., LTD.

AUDIO EQUIPMENT
TRITHEP BOONDEJ

RENTAL VEHICLES
UNCLE CHAI'S TRANSPORT

ORIGINATED ON HIGH DEFINITION VIDEO

"WAITING FOR A DREAM" WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY RUFUS WAINWRIGHT. COURTESY OF GEFFEN RECORDS UNDER LICENSE FROM UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES.

"KISS KISS KISS" WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY YOKO ONO. COURTESY OF GEFFEN RECORDS UNDER LICENESE FROM UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES.

"GEE HOY" PERFORMED BY PEE SADERD. WRITTEN BY AUNKEAW WALAJAK. COURTESY OF GMM GRAMMY PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED.

"ALL MY LITTLE WORDS" WRITTEN BY STEPHIN MERRITT, PERFORMED BY THE MAGNETIC FIELDS. COURTESY OF MERGE RECORDS.

“VIVA” PERFORMED BY BLACK SUGAR TRANSMISSION WITH GUEST VOCALS BY VIN KRIDAKORN. WRITTEN BY ANDEE HINDS

"I KNOW THAT YOU PLAY AROUND" WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY KAZ GAMBLE WITH VOCALS BY MIRIAM DANQUAH.

“KONG DEE” PERFORMED BY ANDEE HINDS WITH GUEST VOCALS BY VIN KRIDAKORN. MUSIC BY ANDEE HINDS, LYRICS BY VIN KRIDAKORN.

  • THANKS TO
  • THE ATLANTA HOTEL
  • CHRIS TEAGUE
  • SURAWADEE, IAN & MARK SOO
  • JOSHUA BERGER
  • KRISTYN KEENER
  • KRYZ KHAEWKHUM
  • MATTHEW SILVERSTEIN
  • MITCH SCHRAGER
  • RYAN KERR
  • SPECIAL THANKS TO
  • ALAN SCHRAGER
  • JOSH WEIDENMILLER
  • REBECCA WOLFSON
  • TOM & CHRIS GORMAN

SHOT ON LOCATION IN BANGKOK, THAILAND

PRODUCED BY SPEED FILMS IN ASSOCIATION WITH ELECTRIC EEL FILMS © 2010 SPEED FILMS INC.