HOW TO WIN AT CHECKERS (EVERY TIME) debuts Feb 2, 2016 across all digital platforms including iTunes, Vimeo On Demand, and WolfeOnDemand.com, and will also be available same date on DVD via Wolfe Video and many major retailers. The cast includes Ingkarat "Ryu" Damrongsakkul, Toni Rakkaen, Thira "Um" Chutikul, Arthus "Jin" Navarat, Natarat "Nut" Lakha
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Told with an nuanced detail from the younger brother's point of view, this drama takes a refreshingly unadorned and impartial look at an essentially loving environment where social conditions are governed by corruption and false ideals. Based on the stories from the bestselling book Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap, the film unfolds as a riveting dramatic portrayal of poverty and privilege, corruption and the compromises of growing up in contemporary Thailand.
HOW TO WIN AT CHECKERS (EVERY TIME) also features stellar performances from Ingkarat "Ryu" Damrongsakkulas as the 11 year-old Oat and Natarat Lakha "Nut" as irrepressible trans woman Kitty. The film is writer/director Josh Kim's debut feature film, and was produced by Hollywood veteran Chris Lee (Superman Returns, SWAT, Valkryie), Edward Gunawan, and Anocha Suwichakornpong.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Josh Kim, Director, is a Korean-American filmmaker currently based in Asia. Born in Texas, he started production as an intern at NPR in Washington DC and later moved to CNN
in Hong Kong. In 2010, he worked as Associate Producer on the Korean remake of John Woo's A Better Tomorrow which premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2010. He has since directed videos for Google, UEFA and Elite Models. Recently, he founded a micro-documentary web-series project called Google Glass Diaries which has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Fast Company. How to Win at Checkers (Every Time) marks his feature film directorial debut.