Queer East Festival 2024
17 — 28 April
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Queer East - 17 to 28 April 2024
The First Conversation Between Frank and I
Thailand, 2018

Short Form,
Directed by
Ohm Phanphiroj
Running time
13 min mins

This video artwork explores complex issues of intimacy between a straight soldier and a gay artist. Frank was an army infantryman who aspires to become a model and an actor. After four months of online communication, he went AWOL to come and see the filmmaker in New York City.

Director Bio

Ohm Phanphiroj is a photographer, filmmaker, and educator. Originally from Thailand, Ohm splits time between the US, Bangkok, and Jamaica. Ohm’s work deals with controversial issues relating to sexuality, human rights, the exploitation of minors, and the contemporary male nude.


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