Todd Angkasuwan

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Todd Angkasuwan is a Thai-American music video and documentary film director.



Angkasuwan grew up in Riverside, California and has been making films since he was 9 years old. [1] After college, he worked as a television news reporter for ABC, CBS and Fox. [1] [2] In 2005, he left his career in journalism to pursue filmmaking. [3]

In the 2006 film No Sleep Til Shanghai (Raptivism/Imperial/Caroline/EMI), Angkasuwan follows rapper Jin Au-Yeung, the first Asian American signed to a major hip-hop label, on an eight-city tour of Asia. The film documents the experiences of Jin and his entourage in visiting cities like Shanghai, Tokyo, Taipei and Singapore for the first time. [4] The film screened to a sold out audience at the 2006 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, where it was nominated for Best Documentary. [5] It was also nominated for Best Documentary at the 2005 Atlanta Hip Hop Film Festival. [6]

Angkasuwan has written for AllHipHop [1] [7] and cites Stanley Kubrick, Wong Kar-wai, Michel Gondry, Hype Williams and David Fincher as influences. [8]

Music videos

His directing work includes music videos for artists including:













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