Chok Suwanavisootr Is An All-Around Talent To Follow
What is your area of expertise, who do you serve, and how do you serve them?
I am an actor, writer, producer, director, and food explorer. As a minority myself, I really want to be, even if it’s a small part, representing Asian community and creative and hopefully being able to bring more diverse talent to Hollywood through my craft of acting and filmmaking.
Why would someone choose you over a competitor?
I have long been curious and excited to learn new crafts in everything that’s related to films. Since middle school through college, I have been experimenting with acting and directing especially in theater before transitioning into film.
From there, I have learned the whole concept of filmmaking from pre-production through post-production as well as film acquisition and social media marketing through interning in Hollywood’s most notable film companies like Blumhouse Productions and Filmmode Entertainment.
With my knowledge and first-hand experience in all aspects of film industry all-around, I have finally found that my strongest passion is in acting and horror, which led me to write, edit, produce, and act in my first short film WIPED (2019).
I strongly believe those who has first-hand experience in every position in this entertainment industry will definitely has an advantage in this competitive industry because sometimes, having a talent to act alone might not be enough anymore.
Share a specific time you encountered an obstacle and describe how you overcame it.
The inner obstacle that I always have as an actor is whenever I booked a role, I always doubt myself if my performance really reflects and satisfies with the director’s vision.
So that led me, for the first ever, to write myself a role in my horror short film WIPED (2019), playing a young stoner dude who got caught in an unsanitary situation involving a demon toilet paper.
A role, in which for the first time, I’m internally completely satisfied with my performance and how I portrayed the character as when I was writing it, I could imagine exactly what type of character he’s going to be and I can precisely delivered it in my performance without any self-doubt.
Share a short story about your best (or favorite) case study.
One of my inspirations to start writing and crafting my own project is from this iconic filmmaker, Tommy Wiseua. He believed so much in his creating his own film and pushed the marketing so ridiculously hard that his movie “The Room” has gained a cult status for the past two decades.
What advice would you give the “20-Year-Old-You” who’s eager to start in life?
I would say, be open minded and don’t be afraid in trying anything new that sparks your interest. You never know until you have experienced them first-hand if you might like it or maybe you might discover a whole new career path or passion from the thing you least expected. But, you will never know unless you put the effort and be open in exploring those options AND don’t be lazy!
Please describe a monumental time in your life that you’ll never forget.
A monumental time in my life actually happened earlier this year when I finally booked my first ever principal on-camera role in a national commercial.
It was my first in-person audition since the start of the pandemic from my agency, Prestigious Models, that I just signed with this year and I’m just forever grateful that I finally get to check off one of the goals on my acting career bucket list.
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