Champ is a Thai American filmmaker born in Chiang Mai, Thailand and raised in Spokane. After graduating from the University of Washington in Seattle, he moved to New York City where he worked at the video hosting site Vimeo and then as production support for the agency m ss ng p eces. His experience on commercial productions in New York included brans like Spotify, American Express, and Red Bull Music Academy.

Champ returned to his maternal roots in Chiang Mai in 2013 where he spent time as a volunteer and workshop instructor at Documentary Arts Asia, a photography and film nonprofit highlighting Asia-based media artists. In 2015 his work in documentary and music video granted him the Emerging Artist Fellowship by the Jacob Burns Film Center in Westchester, New York.

He returned to Seattle to continue his commercial work as a staff editor at the Seattle agency, World Famous, for 7 years, creating content for brands like T-Mobile, Microsoft, AWS, and Taco Time NW. In the early months of COVID, his documentary film produced in Chiang Mai, YAI NIN, enjoyed an award-winning festival run.

Champ is currently a freelance editor for clients large and small. He also serves on position 6 of the City of Seattle’s Film Commission, representing post-production. Outside his commercial work, his personal work has spanned documentary shorts and narrative-driven music videos. He has recently taught on editing in Adobe Premiere, developing pitch decks, and the narrative potential of Dungeons and Dragons.

Photo by Canh Nguyen