Aditya Assarat studied film at the University of Southern California. He started making short films and was invited to attend the Sundance Director’s Lab in 2004. The same year he was also chosen for the Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative to work with director Mira Nair. In 2006 he started the company Pop Pictures to produce his debut feature Wonderful Town. The film won the New Currents Award at Busan 2007 and the Tiger Award at Rotterdam 2008. In 2010, he completed his second feature Hi-So, which screened at Berlin and Busan. Besides directing films, Aditya has also produced Eternity, the debut of Sivaroj Kongsakul, which won the Tiger Award at Rotterdam 2011 and 36, the debut of Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, which won the New Currents Award at Busan 2012. Finally, Aditya was the recipient of the national Silpatorn Award, given biennially to an individual for contributions to Thai Cinema.