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WITWISIT "PCHY" HIRANYAWONGKUL ~Mew of Love Of Siam~ A Thai Singer and Actor we loved

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Witwisit Hiranyawongkul (Thai: พิช-วิชญ์วิสิฐ หิรัญวงศ์กุล’, born July 20, 1989) in Chiang Mai, Thailand, is a Thai actor and singer.

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Biography

Early life

Witwisit Hiranyawongkul, popularly nicknamed Pitch and Pchy, was born and raised in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He attended Catholic school Montfort College since early age and spent 12 years there. A talented singer, Pitch was the lead singer in his high school band and music has always been a big part of his life. Pitch enjoys hip hop, R&B, gospel and soul music. He plays the piano and composes music in his free time.

Besides music, Witwisit is also a fan of the Japanese manga series Nodame Cantabile and Lomography.[citation needed] He brought his camera to the set of The Love of Siam.[citation needed]

His favourite quote is "No one is PERFECT".

Student life

Pitch attended Montfort College, a prestigious school in Chiang Mai. He entered the Thai entertainment business at the age of 17 while he was still in grade 12. He was discovered in his hometown by Chukiat Sakweerakul, writer and director of The Love of Siam. Chukiat is an alumni of Montfort College and met Pitch because of their common music interests.

At grade 12, Pitch decided that he would major in Communications at university. In one interview, he expressed "I like to write and tell stories, my friends always tell me they enjoy reading what I write."[cite this quote] He was admitted to the Faculty of Communications, Chiang Mai University.

He declined the offer because he had already started filming The Love of Siam at that time and knew that if he wanted to continue being in the entertainment business, he would have to move to Bangkok. Later, he was admitted to the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communications, Thammasat University, Bangkok. He started his first year of university around mid 2007 and intends to concentrate on film/screen writing. As of 2008, he is a sophomore in the same faculty with a major in film and photography.

Acting career

Career debut


During his school's summer break in 2006, Pitch and several of his classmates took a trip to Bangkok and visited a film shooting site of 13 Beloved also directed by Chukiat Sakweerakul. He was then invited to play an extra in the film. Only his arm can be seen.

The Love of Siam

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Chukiat Sakweerakul picked Pitch to play "Mew", one of the leading characters in The Love of Siam, because the role requires the actor to sing and playing the piano. Chukiat also found Pitch very natural at acting. Pitch's good looks also contributed to the casting. Pitch was aware that the film would involve love between two high school boys with a kissing scene. He took the role because he trusted that the director would present the scenes in the movie in a good way. When asked about the most talked about scene from the movie, Pitch credited the camera angle and said that the director told him to practice by kissing his own arm.

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In The Love of Siam, Pitch plays "Mew", a lonely high school boy who lives alone after his grandmother's demise. Mew is a musical talent; he is the songwriter and lead singer of an all-boy band called August. The band's first single 'Ticket' was a hit among teenagers. However, the producer of the band wants Mew to write songs with a more universal theme: love. The producer argues that "95% of hit songs are love songs" and tells Mew "At your age, it's easy to write a love song." However the task is difficult for Mew, as he has lived 5 years without love after the death of his grandmother. However, Mew's life changes after he runs into Tong, his childhood friend, at Siam Square. After Tong comes into his life, Mew seems to be able to write love songs naturally. A large part of the movie revolves around Mew's question about love "if you love someone, can you bear losing that person? But can you live without loving anyone at all? What about the rest of your life?"

Although Pitch was relatively unknown to the public at the time of the movie's release, the audiences were immediately impressed by his portrayal of Mew. They were captured by his charm, sweetness and ability to display vulnerability on screen.

When asked about his favourite part, Pitch said that the scene that he played best was one when Tong's mother (played by Sinjai, one of Thailand's biggest stars) came to confront Mew at home. Pitch told a reporter "If I had to go back and act in that scene again, I'm not sure if I could be as good as before."

The audiences were struck with the images of Mew that Pitch portrayed onscreen. In the movie, Mew is sweet, sensitive and charming. Naturally, fans want to find out what Pitch is like in real life. Fans looked through information on the internet including his personal weblogs and followed his interviews when he appeared in promotional events. They found out that Pitch in real life is more like a straight-talking and quick-witted teenager than what was portrayed as Mew's character. Nevertheless, fans still find the real Pitch charming and continue to adore him.

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Music career

Pitch has been involved in music since his early years. His first public work was singing the original soundtrack song for the movie "Khao Niew Moo Ping." In The Love of Siam soundtrack, he also contributed several songs. He even composed the music and wrote the lyrics of the song "Ru Suek Bang Mai" (Do you feel...?). Pitch explained that he found inspiration to write the song after his friend consulted him about a love problem.
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The on-screen August has also become a real band with Pitch as the lead singer. Pitch and August started their group career by singing and playing in The Love of Siam's promotional events. Soon organisers wanted the band to play at music festivals and many other events. The audiences were impressed by the young band member's ability to play instruments and their teenage energy. Pitch is proven to be excellent singing live and a good stage entertainer. The 11-member band (including Pitch) released their first album August*Thanx as a band in February 2008.

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The price of fame

The Love of Siam was filmed from December 2006 to early 2007. Pitch had to travel back and forth between Chiang Mai and Bangkok for the filming. Between the time the movie was completed and released, Pitch completed his high school and moved to Bangkok to attend Thammasat University and live as an ordinary student. After The Love of Siam was released in late November 2007, Pitch became famous almost instantly, especially among young Thais. Soon his fans started to search for information, followed him to all the events he attended, taking thousands of photos and posted on the internet. Some went as far as following him to his dormitory. Pitch was initially very uncomfortable with the attention. He told a reporter, "I would like to go back and live a normal life."[cite this quote] Also, he mentioned that he would prefer working behind the scenes in the future.

Fortunately, Pitch seemed to have adjusted to his new life. In one of his interviews, he commented "I appreciate my fans, it's nice to know they are following my work. They had understood me and kept the right distance."[cite this quote] Several fanclub websites have been set up and Pitch occasionally writes or replies to his fans on the webboard.
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  • bigbro09bigbro09 i just love her... PExer
    Controversy

    Pitch and Mario

    One of the factors contributing to The Love of Siam's success is the chemistry between Mew and Tong, played by Mario Maurer, now a rising star in Thailand. Pitch told reporters Mario and him are just good friends. He credited film editing for the good chemistry displayed on-screen. "We are not that sweet to each other," Pitch laughed.[cite this quote] "Usually, when having dialogue in the movie, we were facing different cameras."[cite this quote] On the movie set, Pitch's eyes usually met the film crews, who made sure he made the right expression.[citation needed]

    Snob?

    Because Pitch had initially expressed his discomfort with fame, some reporters interpreted that he did not like the entertainment business. Some went as far as calling him a snob.

    Chukiat Sakweerakul who has become his mentor told Lips magazine that "Pitch is very direct with his facial expression, when he is tired or bored, his facial expression just shows."[cite this quote] Chukiat has taught Pitch that "You study Journalism and Communications, it would be strange if you say you don't like fame!"[cite this quote]

    Now, Pitch has adjusted to his life as a public figure.

    Work after Siam

    Acting

    In 2008, Pitch appeared in the music video for female Thai R&B singer Nasnan's song, "Hak Tur Mod Rak" (If You Have Lost Your Love), as the singer's love interest. In the video, Pitch plays Nasnan's boyfriend whose love starts to wane and who becomes involved with another girl. In one of the scenes, he was slapped in the face by Nasnan.

    Pitch also starred in a short film called "Dopamine," which was also directed by Chukiat Sakweerakul. The film explains the meaning of love from a scientific point of view.

    Chukiat Sakweerakul announced during an interview in June 2008 that there will be a new movie from Ba-ram-ewe Production (which produced Love of Siam)with Pitch and August band members as the main characters. The movie is about teenagers and their love and dreams. The filming is scheduled to start in June-July 2008. The film's name has been released in August 2008 as "Fun-Hwan-Ey-Joob" meaning "Dream-Sweet-Shy-Kiss" or code name 4romances Project. It is composed of 4 short films with names, Fun, Hwan, Ey, Joob respectively. Pitch and August Band will act in the Fun (Dream) film. Fellow stars from Love of Siam also act in this project, with Mario Maurer in "Joob" (Kiss) and Kanya Ratanapetch, who played Ying in Love of Siam, will act in Ey (Shy). The initiative ceremony of the film was on August 27, 2008, marking formal start of the filming. The movie is expected to be released in November 2008.

    Pitch will also act in a Thai series on Channel 3, Thailand. The name of the series is "Sai Sueb Delivery" (Detective Delivery). Pitch will play a cousin of the male lead. The filming of this series has already started, the date for airing has not been announced.


    Music

    Pitch continues to sing on stage regularly with his band, August.

    To create widespread awareness about the campaign, Dove has invited Pitch and Chukiat Sakweerakul to compose and sing a very special song entitled "Chao Wan Mai" (Better Morning). The song was composed especially for Dove and reflects Dove’s commitment to empowering women, for them to gain more self-confidence, feel good about their own selves, and encourage them into making something good for themselves and society every morning. The CD, which is not for sale, will be given to women throughout Bangkok, together with Dove Therapy System with Repairing Serum samples.[1]

    August Band also appeared in a TV commercial for Mama instant noodles.

    The public, of course, demands more appearances from Pitch. However, Pitch wants to concentrate on his studies: "If the job offered is in conflict with my studies, I won't take it." Chukiat who is also songwriter and producer for August told Lips Magazine that Pitch really feels part of August band and he would not take job offers that ask him to go solo. As Thai schools are in summer break between March - Early June 2008, August (whose members are all students) has held several mini-concerts in Bangkok. The Band also played an auditorium concert in Chiang Mai on April 5-6, 2008.

    Spending most of their weekends practicing music, the August Band continues to perform on stage regularly. The band plans to release their sophomore album in October-November 2008. August's new album has been named "Radiodrome." The first single "Sunshine" has been aired on radio starting from August 27, 2008 (on FMMax 94.5) and September 1, 2008 (for all radio stations). The full album is scheduled to be released in November 2008.

    Pitch also sings a theme song for a stage play by his university faculty. The stage play is called "Dear Passenger" and start showing in September 2008. The theme song is called Peek (Wings).

    Awards and nominations


    In 2008, Witwisit was nominated in the Best Actor category in the Thailand National Film Association Awards for his breakthrough role in The Love of Siam. [2] Pitch was the youngest nominee in the category. Although he eventually lost to Akara Amarttayakul, he was happy to be nominated. He was also nominated in the Best Actor category in the Critics Assembly Award. Pitch received Chalermthai award in the Lead Actor in Thai Film Category. Chalermthai is an award session held by Pantip.com, one of the most popular websites in Thailand. The Chalermthai awards were judged by voting from the website's members across Thailand.

    Discography

    * Bite of Love OST
    * The Love of Siam OST
    * August*Thanx
    * Chao Wan Mai (Better Morning) Dove Campaign
    * Sunshine (Single 09\2008)

    Filmography

    * The Love of Siam (2007)
    * Dopamine (Short movie)(2008)
    * 4 Romances(11-27-2008)

    Commercial

    * Mama (Instant noodle brand) commercial with August Band (2008)

    source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witwisit_Hiranyawongkul
  • bigbro09bigbro09 i just love her... PExer
    Pchy is the lead singer of August Band...

    AUGUST BAND - Thanx

    [crouching-tiger-disappearing-spoiler]

    GAN LAE GAN - August Band

    TICKET (DAYTRIP) - August Band

    TICKET (NIGHT TRIP) - August Band

    ROO-SEUK BAANG MAAI - August Band

    PIANG TER - Pchy

    KOP KOON GAN LAE GAN - August Band


    August Band Album, Thanx:

    http://www.mediafire.com/?jmkr5j91mdb


    [/crouching-tiger-disappearing-spoiler]


    AUGUST BAND - RadioDrome

    [crouching-tiger-disappearing-spoiler]

    SUNSHINE - August Band (Music Video)

    SUNSHINE - August Band (with eng sub and thai sub)

    SUNSHINE - August Band (pictures compilation)


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  • bigbro09bigbro09 i just love her... PExer
    MOVIES


    THE LOVE OF SIAM - 2007

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    Love Of Siam - Trailer

    Love Of Siam Complete Movie with Eng Subtitles in Yoochoob


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    4ROMANCE - 2008

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    SHORT MOVIE

    Dopamine

    Dopamine Trailer

    Dopamine Part 1

    Dopamine Part 2
  • Pchy thread!
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    Pchy thread!

    I love you Pchy!!!
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    I love you Pchy!!!
  • bigbro09bigbro09 i just love her... PExer
    elow ate balderdash!!!!!!! d pa kumpleto research ko...nagbabackread p ako sa Love Of Siam thread... naghahanap kze ako info dun ehehehehhe...

    visit ka dito lage lage ha... ehhehehehe
  • bigbro09bigbro09 i just love her... PExer
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  • icko3icko3 Keep cool ✭✭
    wow talaga lang ah. at gumawa talaga ng thread! hehehe
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    I love this clip! Nakita ko na rin ito sumwhere! Cge I'll always go hjere na rin gaya ng Mario thread at LoS thread, let's keep all these threads alive. hehehe!
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    icko3 wrote: »
    wow talaga lang ah. at gumawa talaga ng thread! hehehe

    elow kuya icko!!!!!!!!!! :wave:

    visit ka d2 lage2x ha... ehhehehehhe...
  • vertud21vertud21 Silent Luna ✭✭✭
    hala gusto nyo na yata iwanan ang thread ko ha at hiniwalay nyo na yung dalawang lead hahahahahaha!!!

    i'll support it mag post ako mga pix ni pchy...
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    ^^ Does any one know what these are? Para siyang fishballs? hehehe! para siyang patatas na hiniwa into thin slices tapos pinirto then nilagayan ng flavor. :)

    Ang sarap kainin ni Pchy este... nung fishballs looking thingy pala! (but why not?) :rotflmao:


    Love Mew in the Nokia Picture of his there at the top! ^^^
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  • Love the Pix. Is that edited? Kasi ang ganda sana kung hindi. May blur-effect. Perfect!
  • bigbro09bigbro09 i just love her... PExer
    kuya vertud super thank you sa mga pix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    pansin ko lang parang wala ng mga picture sa Pchy.org...

    huhuhuhu di na tuloy me makagrab!!!!!!!!!! :(

    cge po goodnite na!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! uwi na po ako :drive:
  • mario_is_<3mario_is_<3 Darren-Mario-Pchy-Robi PExer
    waw!!!! PCHY THREAD!!!!!!!!! thanks bigbro09.... ngayon, DALAWANG BESES na akong magpopost!!!!!!!! isa kay MARIO, isa kay PCHY!!!!!!!! wohoo!!!!!!

    nga pla...gusto kong mapanood ung DOPAMINE ni pchy.. lam nyo ba un? sabi kasi funny daw un... GUSTO KONG MAPANOOD!!!!!!

    here's the trailer....

    DOPAMINE
  • EnmaAi001EnmaAi001 Member PExer
    Wow!! Pchy's own thread...:) Very Nice!!! Thanks for posting this. *okay*
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