Pailin is a Thai-American journalist and filmmaker. She is the founder of 2050 Productions. Pailin has produced documentary programs for Al Jazeera English, namely for its current events program 101 East.
She is currently working on her first feature documentary Hope Frozen, which just won one of the top funding awards at a Sheffield Doc/Fest pitch competition. Her work centers on themes of faith, trauma and the clash between tradition and modernity.
Aside from her television work, Pailin also regularly films pieces for The New York Times, National Geographic and Monocle. She was formerly Asia Interactive producer for the Associated Press.
She began her career in 2004 as a photojournalist shooting stills for an American newspaper and quickly fell in love with video narratives and taught herself how to shoot video. In her spare time, Pailin teaches short courses on video and mobile journalism and contributes to the acclaimed Instagram feed @everydayasia.