Pailin Wedel (Director/Producer/Script)
Pailin works on documentaries that focus on themes of faith, trauma and adaptation to the modernity. Aside from her television work with channels including Al Jazeera English and ABC Australia, she also regularly films pieces for The New York Times, National Geographic, Monocle and the Wall Street Journal. Before diving into the freelance, she was the Asia Interactive producer for the Associated Press where she directed online visual and interactive coverage for the region.
She began her career as a photojournalist (stills) in 2004 at a newspaper in the U.S. but quickly fell in love with video narratives and taught herself video production. In her spare time she teaches short courses on video and mobile journalism and contributes to the acclaimed Instagram feed @everydayasia.
Amanda Feldon (Executive Producer)
With more than 20 years of experience in broadcasting, Amanda has produced and directed a very broad range of programming all over the world, including observational documentaries, drama-documentaries, current-affairs, and live magazine shows for clients including the BBC, National Geographic and Discovery Channel. The documentaries she works on covers everything from politics and pandas in China to Moscow’s homeless, Satanists, neo-Nazis, drug addicts and prostitutes living and meeting underground in tunnels and basements.
Patrick Winn (Associate Producer)
Patrick Winn is a journalist and documentary producer based in Southeast Asia. Much of his work focuses on guerrilla conflict, the narcotics trade and black markets. Winn has received the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award (also known as the “poor man’s Pulitzer”), a National Press Club broadcast award and a Human Rights Press Award in the “television and film” category.
His writing and short documentaries have been featured on NBC News, The Atlantic, GlobalPost, NPR and other outlets. Winn also served as field coordinator for the debut episode of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. Filmed in Myanmar, it won multiple Emmys.
Winn is currently Public Radio International’s Asia correspondent, primarily appearing on PRI’s The World. The program, co-produced by the BBC, is broadcast on NPR affiliate stations across America and is heard by more than 2.5 million listeners each week.
Mark Dobbin ACS (Director of Photography)
Mark is an award-winning freelance Director of Photography with more than 20 years of experience filming around the world. Originally from Tasmania, Mark spent several years living in Thailand and working as DOP on several projects. He has experience in all genres of television but shines with long-form documentaries. His awards cabinet includes the Quill Award for Best Camerawork in 2004, a Golden Tripod award at the ACS awards in 2013 for the 101 East Documentary "Battling the Yakuza," two Gold Awards in 2013 at the ACS awards for “Restoring Rangoon” and “East Timor Coffee”.
Mark Oltmanns (Director of Photography)
Mark grew up in Chicago but attended university in Thailand where he lived for five years. He is fluent in Thai and French. He was a DOP on the new critically acclaimed Netflix documentary series, “Flint Town.” He has also filmed documentaries for MSNBC on sex trafficking in the U.S. and filmed a VICE short doc on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar. His passion lies in observational documentaries.
Nina Ijäs (Editor/Script)
Nina lives in Helsinki and Berlin and specializes in documentary and commercial projects. She has worked on several projects with Finnish Public broadcaster YLE and was the principal editor on a Korean feature-length documentary titled, “Family in the Bubble”. The film won the grand prize at the 14th EBS International Documentary Festival. A short film that she edited, “Heart of the Land, Toivola”, screened at HotDocs and Docpoint among several other prominent festivals. It won the “Best Documentary Short” award at the U.K. Film Festival as well as “Best Nordic Short Film” at Nordisk Panorama.
Akritchalerm Kalayanamit (Sound Designer)
Akritchalern or “Rith” has been the sound designer for many critically acclaimed films by Thai directors including Palme d'Or-winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. His work has been seen in several international film festivals including Cannes and the New York Film Festival. He brings almost twenty years of experience on more than forty films to Hope Frozen.
Chapavich Temnitikul (Original Music Composer)
Temnitikul is a Thai music composer. He began studying piano at the age of six and started composing by the age of nineteen. He graduated with a degree in music composition from Rangsit University and received a film scoring degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. His work has been heard at film festivals around the world including the Berlinale, BFI London and the Los Angeles Film Festival. He has won two “Best Original Score” prizes from Starpics Thai Film Awards. When not working on film music, Chapavich enjoys working on experimental music projects.
Additional Photography: Julian Hadden, Martijn Payens, Mikael Enlund, Santipab Somboon
Assembly Editor: Dug Moore
Editing Consultants: Mette Cheng Munthe Kaas, Maria Jørstad