After graduating from Columbia University, Nicholas re-located to Vietnam to pursue a career in journalism. Through networking and serendipity, Nicholas found himself producing Matt Dillon’s CITY OF GHOSTS and ACT OF VALOR in Thailand and Cambodia. Through his passion for storytelling and entrepreneurship, Nicholas founded Indochina Productions and now serves as a hands-on Executive Producer connecting international filmmakers throughout our South East Asian territories.
Producer’s Guild of America
Production Guild UK
THAILAND PARTNER & PRODUCER
Atchariya Pinitsanpirom (Bird)
Born and raised in Bangkok, “Bird” received her BFA from Silpakorn University, Bangkok. Starting in the industry as a stylist and costume designer for commercials and feature films, Bird has successfully transitioned to producing, recently having completed Naomi Watt’s PENGUIN BLOOM and a number of MVDOs for UK’s top performers. A multi-faceted artist, Bird has also created an eponymous line of artisanal ice creams entitled LADY BIRD. They are beyond delicious.
CFO & PRODUCER
An experienced banker and production manager, Lylie combines responsible fiscal management and production experience to bring his projects in on-time and on budget. A seasoned Line Producer, Lylie was the Sri Lankan UPM on Deepa Mehta’s WATER. As Indochina’s Chief Financial Officer, Lylie works closely with our clients and local partners to help secure production finance and ensure best corporate practices on each production.
Int. Film Producer Assoc. Sri Lanka
PHILIPPINES PARTNER & PRODUCER
Jane Pe Aguirre
With 30 years of experience in the Film and Advertising Industry, Jane joined Indochina Productions in 2014 as managing director of its Philippines operations. Prior to joining Indochina Productions, Jane was a freelance Producer who constantly sought by high profile advertising agencies.
Jane has worked on countless international commercials. Her repertoire also extends to features such as PACIFIC RIM, BORN ON THE 4th OF JULY, HAMBURGER HILL, MISSING IN ACTION, PLATOON, AVENGERS INFINITY WAR & END GAME.
EVP EUROPEAN FEATURES & TV
In the 90’s, Benoît started working in the Parisian movie industry at Les Productions Lazennec. He supervised Tran Anh Hung’s Venice Lion winner CYCLO. He later founded Lazennec Vietnam/Sud Est Productions in Ho Chi Minh City. Partnering with Liberation Film Studio, Benoit created the first production service company for film and television in Vietnam. His other credits include line producing VERTICAL RAY OF THE SUN, 20th Century Fox’s BABYLON A.D. and the Cannes Festival winner JOHNNY MAD DOG. Recently, Benoit supervised the Thai production on the Russo Brother’s DHAKA.
Songpurn Masikadilok (Tammy)
One of Indochina Production’s Thailand partners. Tammy is a seasoned production officer with decades of experience. Her vast resume includes working on the feature films RAMBO, HANGOVER PART II and DHAKA. She brings a multitude of strong contacts in Thailand to our productions and is the go-to exec. in Thailand to navigate the tax rebate process. We couldn’t do it without her.
EVP – FEATURES AND TV
Shawn Simon started working for WME superagent Robert Newman one week out of UC Berkeley. Her more than 25 years of feature film experience includes working in development and acquisitions at Universal Pictures, Warner Brothers and Polygram. Shawn transitioned to literary representation and worked for the prestigious firms Artist Management Group (AMG), Anonymous Content and The Gotham Group. She is better known, however, for having thrown the best parties in Hollywood in the early 2000s.
Tariq Anam Khan
Tariq Anam Khan is a Bangladeshi actor, director, writer and producer in theatre, television, and film. He was awarded the Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor in 2014. He is founding member and leader of the prominent Bangladeshi theatre group, Natyakendray. He has collaborated on such Hollywood productions as AVENGERS, BLADERUNNER and DHAKA.
Khan was a freedom fighter in the liberation war of Bangladesh.
MALAYSIA PARTNER & DIRECTOR
Brad’s extensive portfolio shot around the world makes him one of the leading commercial directors in the region. He brings decades of experience to our productions and is the top guy in Malaysia.
Advertising and craft awards worldwide – the Kancil Awards Malaysia, Indonesia AAA Advertising Awards, New York Festivals, Adfest, and The Australian Effects & Animation Festival Awards – AEAF.
MALAYSIA PARTNER & producer
Dest has worked her way up from Intern to Executive Producer in a span of 11 years mainly in TV Commercials and TV Series. Dest has worked from low to high end budgets, from bid to finished product. Dest’s commitment to her job has earned her the highest respect from clients, vendors and crew.
UK REPRESENTATIVE & producer
EUROPEAN REPRESENTATIVE & producer
THAILAND OFFICE MANAGER
Wanwanach Worarakkit (Char)
One of the crew for the films ONLY GOD FORGIVES and A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN, Char has expertise in acquiring authorization for international films and TVC shooting in Thailand. Char is also fluent in the process of obtaining film permits and visas for international crews working in Thailand. She’s essential to Indochina’s operation and keep Dwight the Corgi happy.