Private Project

Sorry That I Left

A nameless Burmese boy is living a comfortable life in Thailand. However,
he has this massive guilt in his chest. He read the news about
what is happening in Myanmar every day and also helps out in the way that he can by donating through “Click to donate”
websites. However, it is never enough. The people around him are doing and helping the country much more than he is and it is slowly eating him alive. So he has a conversation with his inner self. He goes through this journey of self-despair and in the end, he finally accepts who he is and what he can do to help.

  • GK
  • GK
  • Gina
  • Ting
  • Love
  • Kavin
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 17, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    24,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Shooting Format:
    Sony FX9
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Bangkok University
Director Biography - GK

"God creates people. People create stories" - Kyaw Ko Thant Sin @ GeorgeK

I am an independent filmmaker from Myanmar, pursuing my passionate career in Directing, Producing, Script Writing, and Acting in Myanmar, Singapore, Australia, and Thailand. I am currently studying at Bangkok University in the major of Innovative Media Production to further develop my skill set in filmmaking.

I have been working since 2014 as an independent filmmaker/producer/writer. I mainly produced dance short films with storylines until 2017. In 2017, my first short film “A True Friend” won the People's Choice Award at Blue Heeler Film Festival, Muswellbrook, Australia. My second short film “7 Letters”, a suicide awareness campaign, went viral on Facebook in 2020. In 2022, my short film “Food Dating” won the Outstanding Achievement Award at World Film Carnival, Singapore, Best Script Award at 9 FilmFest, Thailand and had its first premiere at LGBTQ Movie Night at Netherlands Embassy, Thailand. My first short documentary “Coloring the Rainbow” also won the Outstanding Achievement Award at World Film Carnival, Singapore, and won the Best Student Short Documentary Award at Bangkok International Short Documentary Film Festival, Thailand.

I am also the Founder of Key Productions, and currently working on multiple short films, documentaries, commercials, events, and music videos with my team to establish a strong production house in Thailand.

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Director Statement

I chose to write and direct this film because this reflects on my life experience a lot. I am studying in Thailand while leaving my country, Myanmar or you can say that I run away from it. I always feel like I am not doing any good cause for my country. Not only me, but also my friends, or anyone who is living overseas feels the same way as well. We all feel like a fraud. We want to help but it always feels like not enough. I guess it is because we are helping from afar.

Thus, I would like to create this experimental short film that talks about my feelings, alongside the feelings of Burmese people living oversea. Every despair that our main character goes through is the same thing that we, Burmese people are feeling. Creating this film help me realize who I am and at the same time not only myself, but also everyone in the entire world need to know about what my people are going through. Especially now!