A graduate in journalism, Sambath, joined BBC Media Action in Cambodia in 2010, received training on the job as a producer and director on a popular TV series Loy9. Currently a senior Producer for BBC Media Action, he directed a feature film, Down This Road in 2014, which was premiered at Cambodia International Film Festival last December, where he also received the New Talent Award for Director of the Year. In order to gain experience outside of TV, he has also worked on a number of shorts films as a cinematographer (including a shortlisted for TropFest SEA, Laek (2013) and Award winning, A Fistful of Pebbles (2014). His short screenplay, The Return, was selected for the Asian Film Academy at the Busan International Film Festival 2014. He also won the New York Film Academy Award for the most outstanding performance. He is recently working on, Lakhorn, a road movie based around a traditional touring theatre troupe which just to slate the last take last October 2015. Furthermore, with his outstanding ability, he was selected to serve as an assistant location manager of the film “First They Killed My Father” (2015-2016), which was directed by Angelina Jolie Pitt and produced by Netflix Production.
Throughout all his achievement, Sambath has obtained so many priceless skills, with respect to cinematography. He knows all stages of how to produce a good film. And when he turns himself into a fixer, those know-hows make him an absolutely qualified individual to work with. As someone who works in media field, he could clearly understand your demand even before you say it out. Plus, his industrious and helpful manner is what any manager wish for.