Director: Tom Waller
Title in English: Mindfulness And Murder
Original title: Sop-Mai-Ngiab
2010/ Thailand/ HD/ Fiction/ 90’/ Colour
Script: Nick Wilgus; Photography: Wade Muller; Editing: Sawit Prasertphan;
Music: Olivier Lliboutry ; Sound: Richard Hocks; Leading actors: Vithaya Pansringarm, Way Prinya, Charina Sirisinha; Producer: Michael Pritchett
When a boy is murdered in the grounds of a Buddhist monastery in Bangkok, the police do little to solve the crime, leaving Father Ananda - a former homicide detective - to investigate the murder. With the help of his temple boy Jak, Ananda travels the canals of the city to unravel the clues and catch the killer.
Tom Waller was born in Bangkok on 4th April 1974 to a Thai Buddhist mother and Irish Catholic father. He spent his formative years at a Benedictine monastery school in Yorkshire, England, before pursuing a career in film and TV. He has been working as a film producer for almost 10 years in Thailand, with notable credits BUTTERFLY MAN (2002), GHOST OF MAE NAK (2005) and THE ELEPHANT KING (2006) amongst the acclaimed titles produced through his production company De Warrenne Pictures. In 2008, he produced Thomas Clay's SOI COWBOY (2008) which was selected for the Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard, before returning to his passion for directing with MINDFULNESS AND MURDER (2010).
Best Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography - ThrillSpy 2010