Wych Kaosayananda

Wych Kaosayananda (Thai: วิชช์ เกาไศยนันท์; born 1974), also known as Wych Kaos or Kaos, is a Thai film director.

Wych Kaosayananda
วิชช์ เกาไศยนันท์
Born1974 (age 47–48)
Other names
  • Kaos
  • Wych Kaos
Occupation
  • Director
  • producer
  • writer
  • cinematographer
Years active1998–present
Known for

Early lifeEdit

The son of Thai diplomat Kaosayananda, he lived and studied in Pakistan, where his father was posted in Islamabad as an ambassador.

CareerEdit

His directorial debut was Fah, released in 1998, which at the time was the highest-budgeted film in the history of the Thai film industry, but failed in the Thai box office.

His second film and American debut (which he directed under the shortened name "Kaos") was the 2002 thriller Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, which upon release was widely panned by both critics and moviegoers as one of the worst films ever made. In March 2007, Rotten Tomatoes ranked the film number 1 among "The Worst of the Worst" movie list.[1]

Kaosayananda's post-Ballistic films include Tekken 2: Kazuya's Revenge (2014), Zero Tolerance (2015) and One Night in Bangkok (2020).

Zero Tolerance was previously completed and released only in Vietnam under the title of Angels. Kaosayananda found it difficult to sell his film to distributors because Angels was more of a drama than an action film. Therefore, he decided to add action star Scott Adkins into the mix for marquee value and to re-shoot and re-edit the entire film in order to craft more of a streamlined actioner that would interest buyers. This re-edited version, entitled Zero Tolerance, is the cut of the film that has been released to the rest of the world.[2]

Dead Earth tells a parallel story to Kaosayananda's The Driver, focusing on events that happen within the same post-apocalyptic world, with characters and locations intersecting between both films.[3]

FilmographyEdit

Director
Producer
Writer
  • Fah (1998)
  • Angels (2012)
  • Zero Tolerance (2015)
  • The Driver (2019)
  • Two of Us (2020)
  • One Night In Bangkok (2020)
  • Maxx (TBA)
  • Bangkok Love Story (TBA)
Cinematographer
  • The Mark (2012)
  • The Mark: Redemption (2013)
  • Once Upon a Time in Vietnam (2013)
  • Tekken: Kazuya's Revenge (2014)
  • Zero Tolerance (2015)
  • The Driver (2019)
  • Invincible (2020)
  • One Night in Bangkok (2020)
  • The Gunrunner (TBA)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rotten Tomatoes: Worst of the Worst archived at Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Zero Tolerance | aka Angel (2015) Review | cityonfire.com". Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  3. ^ Miska, Brad (18 November 2019). "Trailer for 'Dead Earth' Intersects with 'The Driver'! [Exclusive]". Bloody Disgusting!. Retrieved 23 December 2020.

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