position : director / cinematographer
runtime : 85 minutes
language : thai w/english sub
production : GDH
year : 2018
screening : Netflix (global)
WON Best Documentary at Thai National Film Association Awards 2019
WON Best Original Song at Thai National Film Association Awards 2019
WON for Best Documentary at StarPics Awards 2018
WON for Best Editing at StarPics Awards 2018
WON for Best Documentary at Bangkok Critics Assembly 27th
WON for Best New Coming Filmmaker at Bangkok Critics Assembly 27th
NOMINATED for Best Film at Thai Film Director Association 9th
NOMINATED for Best Editing at Bangkok Critics Assembly 27th
NOMINATED for Best Director at Thai Film Director Association 9th
NOMINATED for Popular Thai film at Kom Chad Luek Awards 2019
From a phenomenal long-distance fundraising run of 2,215 kilometers, more than 10,000 volunteers joining the running procession, with 100,000 onlookers waiting to take selfies along the roadside, and millions of people witnessing it live on their screens, it resulted in accumulation of over 1.4 billion Baht in donations for hospitals! All this was made possible … because of this one man.
On the stage, he is an artist who enchants the audience with his powerful rock and roll music On the streets, he is a runner who officially made a record of being the first man to run across the country of Thailand. But in his motorhome, he is just a stubborn skinny guy who is addicted to coffee, doesn’t listen to his doctor, and always makes lame jokes.
Most of the incidents, aspects, and dramas throughout 55 days of ‘Kao Kon La Kao’ or ‘Take One Step Each’ campaign have seemed to be publicly presented in the media already… except what had been recorded by this camera crew.
This documentary will lead you through the crowd into the inside stories and find out the ultimate motivation behind the rock star, Artiwara ‘Toon’ Kongmalai or Toon Bodyslam, who carried his dreams through the sunshine and the rain, chasing after what he believed in, documented by the one and only crew who followed and recorded him everywhere (except the toilet).
Let’s get inspired together on the road from the southernmost to the northernmost part of Thailand, one step at a time.