Living Films

Living Films is an international film production company based in Thailand. They have produced feature films, documentaries, commercials, and television series including The Hangover Part II, Shanghai (2010 film), and Changeland. Its most recent projects include the Netflix / BBC TV series The Serpent (TV series), the Netflix film Fistful of Vengeance, Ron Howard’s film Thirteen Lives, and episodes of Disney’s series Ms. Marvel (TV series).

Living Films
IndustryFilm production
FoundedJuly 7, 1996; 26 years ago (1996-07-07)
FounderChris Lowenstein
Key people
Chris Lowenstein (Executive director)


Living Films was founded by Chris Lowenstein[1] in 1996.[2] Lowenstein studied film at Beloit College in Wisconsin[3] and began his career as a production assistant for Gus Van Sant working on the film My Own Private Idaho. He also worked as a production assistant for the Thailand filming of Heaven & Earth in 1993.[2] After similar work with the films Operation Dumbo Drop and The Quest,[3] Lowenstein opened his own production company in Chiang Mai. Living Films produces feature films, commercials, still-photo shoots and television projects.[4]

In 2006, during the filming of Bangkok Dangerous starring Nicolas Cage, the ruling government of Thailand was overthrown.[4] In 2013, A fire broke out on the set of No Escape (then called The Coup) starring Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan, and Lake Bell. There were no injuries to cast and production had wrapped for the day. The fire was thought to have been caused by faulty power supply.[5]



Year Title
1997 With Hope and Help[7] Documentary
2002 City of Ghosts[2]
2003 The Medallion[8] Co-production with Emperor Group
2004 Simon
Sacred Planet[4] Co-production with Walt Disney Pictures; IMAX documentary feature
2005 Vampires: The Turning
2007 Paperbird
2008 Angel
Bangkok Dangerous[4] Co-production with Saturn Films and Blue Star Entertainment
2009 No Love in the City
The Marine 2[9] Co-production with WWE Studios and 20th Century Fox
Formosa Betrayed
2010 Nomads
How About Love
Crossing Salween
Shanghai[10] Co-production with Phoenix Pictures
2011 Whores' Glory[4]
Killing the Chickens, to Scare the Monkeys Short film
The Hangover Part II[11] Co-production with Legendary Entertainment
2012 Dzhungli
Teddy Bear
2013 Kill Buljo 2[12]
2014 Famous Five 3
2015 Twilight over Burma
The Man with the Iron Fists 2 Co-production with Arcade Pictures
No Escape[5] Co-production with Bold Films
2016 In the Blood
Hard Target 2
Gold[2] Co-production with Boies/Schiller Films
The 5th Wave[13] Co-production with Columbia Pictures, GK Films, and LStar Capital
2017 Women, Drugs and Kathmandu Documentary
2019 Changeland[14] Co-production with Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
2020 Tremors: Shrieker Island Co-production with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
2021 Infinite (film) Production with Paramount Pictures
2022 Thirteen Lives Production with Imagine Entertainment
2022 Fistful of Vengeance
2022 The Gray Man (2022 film)
2022 The Greatest Beer Run Ever
2022 Tár


Year Title
2005 Mysterious Island Hallmark Channel TV movie
2005–08 Matrioshki
2006 Blackbeard Hallmark Channel TV movie
2010 20 to One
2013 The Hunters Hallmark Channel TV movie
2015 The Legacy
2021 The Serpent (TV series)
2022 Ms. Marvel (TV series)


  1. ^ Brzeski, Patrick (24 January 2014). "Thailand Film Industry Soldiers on Amid Political Turmoil". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d Vanesse, Catherine (24 March 2018). "Chris Lowenstein: From Hollywood to Thailand". Magazine Latitudes. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b Cummings, Joe (13 October 2011). "The Life of Chris Lowenstein". Bangkok Post Magazine.
  4. ^ a b c d e Fleur, Adrian (3 February 2014). "Here Comes Hollywood". CityLife Chiang Mai. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  5. ^ a b Brzeski, Patrick (21 November 2013). "Fire on Thai Set of 'The Coup' Starring Owen Wilson Damages Equipment". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  6. ^ a b "With Living Films (Sorted by Release Date Ascending)". IMDb. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  7. ^ Lyttleton, Chris (12 August 2010). "Fleeing the Fire: Transformation and Gendered Belonging in Thai HIV/AIDS Support Groups". Medical Anthropology. doi:10.1080/01459740490275995.
  8. ^ Elmore, Mick (15 September 2003). "Thai Location Shooting on The Rise". BackStage. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  9. ^ ""The Marine 2": More on production and filming". WWE. 27 October 2009. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  10. ^ Frater, Patrick (23 June 2009). "Northern Thailand gets $650 mil Kingdom". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  11. ^ Hsiao, Tina; Kay, Julz (30 May 2011). "'The Hangover Part II': Follow the wolf pack's Thailand trail". CNN. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Norwegian Kill Bill 2 parody to shoot in Thailand". Coconuts. 14 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  13. ^ Windsor, Harry (14 January 2016). "'The 5th Wave': Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  14. ^ Hipes, Patrick (11 March 2019). "Seth Green's 'Changeland', His Film Directing Debut, Getting June Release Via Gravitas Ventures". Deadline. Retrieved 7 June 2019.

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