Poom Saiyavath was born in Bangkok in 1987. He moved to London in 2008, where he completed a BA in Filmmaking at the University of the Arts, London. During his studies, he began to expand his onset experience, working his way up from Spark to Gaffer to Camera Assistant and finally to Director of Photography, across a number of short film projects.
Upon graduating, he shot his first feature film entitled
The Milky Way (2013).
Seeking to broaden his film knowledge even more, he joined the London Film School in 2013, where he recently completed his Masters in Filmmaking. Projects he has worked on during this time have screened at BAFTA and Academy Award Qualifying Festivals, such as Leeds International Film Festival, and Austin Film Festival.
He currently works both as a DoP and Camera operator, for a variety of productions ranging from low-budget independent films to larger scale projects. Outside film, he has shot for many events (such as London Fashion Week 2013-2015), and live music shows (such as London Live 2015).
He is currently based between London and Bangkok.