Songyos Sugmakanan is widely known as a Thai famous film director and a playwrite, who came to prominence with My Elephant , Fan Chan, Dorm or Hormones. He has been awarded a numerous awards and titles for his great contribution to national film including Best Director by Thailand National Film Association Awards and Entertainment Critics Association, etc.
After having graduated from university without a suitable job, he worked as a freelancer in photography. He started writing a screenplay for a documentary film in 6 months. Afterward, he went to USA and recieved the support from his friend, a producer.
There is not much information about his personal life disclosed in public.