Our short film ‘Thai Country Living’ (อยู่บ้านนอก) is about the special way of life in Thailand’s north east Isaan region. A place which transports you to a timeless world far away from modern Bangkok. Friendship, family, community, pride – and celebration after a hard days work – are the rhythms that make the village tick.
The film shares the life of Suman – a farmer and craftsman dedicated to the traditional ways of country living. Suman is an important part of village life – with the instruments he makes being essential in celebrations, get togethers, birthdays and drinking sessions.
In a time when global culture is slowly eroding unique traditions, we wanted to celebrate a simpler and more authentic way of life we found in Suman’s peaceful and mediative world.
Full of energy and human warmth – this film is a thank-you to all the amazing Thai folks that have introduced us to their culture in the most welcoming and warming of ways – through good food, traditional music, friendship… and whiskey.
Winner ‘Best Original Music’ Mosaic Film Festival 2020
Winner ‘Best Sound’ Mosaic Film Festival 2020
Finalist Canada Shorts Film Festival 2020
Semi-Finalist Top Shorts Film Festival 2020
Official Selection 9Film Fest 2020
Official Selection Sonic Scene Music Film Festival 2020
Official Selection AmDocs Film Festival 2021
Director: Tubby Brother
DOP: Dan Tubby
Editor: Ben Tubby
Composer: Rob Law
Colourist: Simone Grattarola @ Time Based Arts
Sound Design: Martin Leitner @ Wave