Martin Amada | Producer & Writer

Martin's headshot 2016Looking Glass Productions was founded by Martin, who divides his time between New Jersey and Southeast Asia.

He has lived and worked in France, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Thailand, where in 1999 he co-founded the Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts. (SITCA). A video producer and food entrepreneur, when he is not writing, shooting, directing and editing, he is working on the roll out of a line of unprecedented fresh Thai cooking kits, soon to launch in the USA.

As a 22 year old Martin was a screenwriting fellow at the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles, California. He acted on the stage, and has appeared on French television, and in the feature film “Tomorrow never dies.”

He is the author of four full-length original screenplays and has produced, directed, shot, edited, and narrated dozens of instructional, documentary and promotional videos.

He speaks fluent Thai and French, and several other languages.

Basil Childers | Director & DOP

Basil ChildersInternational photographer Basil Childers was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and began his career in 1999 shooting rock and roll performances across the United States.

Since then his focus has evolved and expanded into shooting lifestyle, dance, documentary, and design images around the world.  His work has appeared in numerous international publications, and his corporate clients include Samsung, Mastercard, Wieden+Kennedy, Lowe Advertising, Posco, and Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Archtects. His images have also been featured in the 2003 and 2005 Communications Arts Photography Annuals.

In 2012 Basil began applying his eye for movement and texture to shooting and directing TVCs. He has created an amazingly impressive portfolio in a short time.

See Basil’s still photo work here and recent TVCs here.

Nat SumonNat Sumon | Associate Producer

Nat brings research, organization, budgeting and language expertise to LGP. Among other collaborations she was instrumental in the successful production of “Jack Around the World”, a US television production, and “Born to Trade”, a corporate video for Singapore based SGX with a cast and crew that numbered over 50 people. She works with LGP on an as-needed basis as the Thai half of our video/film producing team.

Nat has 10 years of experience fixing, interpreting and line producing for some of the  world’s largest non-governmental organizations, including UNICEF, USAID, the World Health Organization, the ILO, the UNHCR and the Peace Corps.

She has been a local producer for the BBC, National Geographic Magazine, Asia Works Television, and the German News bureau ZDF.

A lifelong resident of Bangkok, Nat is a native speaker of Thai, fluent in English,and speaks intermediate level Cambodian and Laotian, and basic Burmese and Karen.

Nat received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Thailand’s Thammasat University, and spent a year living in the USA on an exchange study program.