What drives you to become better? Today, we share with you a story of one of Bangkok’s top film directors “Tennster“. Known for his taste in architecture, classic Porsches, and long drives across Thailand, “Tenn” remains true to his personal style. Enjoy this week’s edition of “Conversations With“.

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Tell us something about yourself.
My name is Sihabutr Xoomsai Na Ayutthaya, also know as “Tenn”. I am a film director based in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Tell us more about your vision for your brand/yourself. Work hard, stay humble.

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Where do you find inspiration in your craft? Inspiration is every where you look! I work on very different project from cars to fast food. I try to indulge myself to my surroundings and current culture as much as I can so I can apply it to my work. I always try to surround myself with people or things that matter or provoke some sort of emotion to me.

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What are your daily essentials?
Driving my car to work.

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Describe your daily life routine.
I keep it very simple really. I wake up time depend on how late I sleep or the the time of my first meeting. Sometimes super early like 4-5am. I have coffee, breakfast.. Then off to work! I don’t have fix schedule so it can be half a day or 20 hours day.

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How do you define work/life balance? I am lucky to be able to mix it. I love my work and the people that come with it. But you always give yourself time to do things that make you happy because it will recharge you for the time that don’t always go your way. I always make time for road trip every now and then to keep me refreshed.

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Describe your passion for art and design. It’s always been part of my interest. Design from different era but specially cars. Great design and philosophy will inspire you to do things better and push yourself. How can I make my work timeless like egg chair or a 911? It make you push your boundaries.

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What has been your most treasured accomplishment? Winning my first advertisement award earlier in my career. Its feel great to be recognized in your field of work. Winning the Thailand classic car Championship in 2012 also, I stopped racing after that so no one can beat me!

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Any tips for aspiring artists? Stay hungry and Keep pushing!

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What do you collect? Why did you start collecting these? Porsche. I was trying to sell the one I have to get a different model, it didn’t sell but I keep buying.

Thanks for sharing to us! Hope to see you in Bangkok soon for an in depth feature.

Kevin Carlos

MNLFTD.
Instagram: @kevcarlos