It’s their final year of high school and they have a lot to prove in the Thai film “SuckSeed” about 2 band members aiming to compete in the hard-rock “Hot Wave Music Awards”, a no-joke battle of the high school bands competition. Back in 1996, Bodyslam then known as La-oon took first place at the competition and is now one of the top rock bands in Thailand. A decade ago, the now broken up rock band Clash competed and also won first place at the competition.
In the film, ‘Kao’ Jirayu La-ongmanee is playing ‘Ped’, a young man driven by his love for ‘Earn’ played by newcomer ‘Nat’ Nattasha Nauljam. She is described as narak (cute, lovable) and like an angel to our shy guy Ped. Earn taught Ped the meaning of love for music, she once told him, ‘when listening to a song, it is like having a friend beside you.’ Earn loves rock music and guitar hero. Under those bland blue and white Thai school uniforms, she is a hardcore rocker chick at heart. Our young man Ped starts getting into rock music, starts playing an instrument (a guitar), he wants to transform himself from an ‘ai yae kee aai (spineless shy guy)’ to a ‘rocker’ just for his secret crush Earn.
Ped is friends with Khung played by ‘Peach’ Pachara Chirathivat. Khung lives in a house that is a pawnshop. He has a personality that would make him the ‘idol’ of the school, but he is overshadowed by his twin brother Kay who is the better student and is oddly better looking than him though they look exactly alike. I love in the synopsis they put ‘even though they look alike’ in parentheses after they described how Kay is better looking than Khung. Poor kid. Most importantly, Kay is a guitarist in a band that has been chosen to compete in the “Hot Wave Music Awards” competition. Kay’s ‘hotness’ has turn Khung into a person only known as ‘Fah Faet Kay (Kay’s twin)’ in most people’s eyes. Poor kid again.
It’s their final year in high school, Kay’s band with Earn as their lead singer is competing in the “Hot Wave Music Awards” competition, the boys have to do something, so they form the band “SuckSeed (a play on words for ‘succeed’) to prove to everyone they are not losers and nobodies like everyone thought. Ped wants to prove himself to his first love Earn where as Khung wants to prove to everyone he is not just Kay’s twin brother. He’s someone too.
“SuckSeed” is produced by GTH and is directed by newcomer ‘Moo’ Chayanop Boonprakop. It will roll out in Thai theaters nationwide on March 17, 2011. This film is described as a teen romantic comedy.
Kao leads the pack in this film because he is the only recognizable person here, at least from my perspective. Following Kao, we have 17 year old turning 18 this May, ‘Peach’ Pachara Chirathivat. You know Peach has an older sister named Pear, she is a singer. He is the middle child and his younger sister is named ‘Pi’ or “Pie”. So it’s not so strange his nickname is ‘Peach’. After doing a little research on Peach, he is from one of the richest families in Thailand, they own Central World group–you know Central World shopping center, like one of the biggest shopping complex in Thailand. Dear GOSH! A quirky tidbit about Peach is that he hates spiders.
Next is 17 year old newcomer ‘Earth’ Thawat Pornrattanaprasert, followed by the oldest and our lead girl in the film 19 year old ‘Nat’ Natcha Nuanchaem. In her profile, Nat stated the two things she hated the most are ghosts and liars. Her talent is singing, Thai traditional dance, and the guitar.