My Thai Bride is a controversial and widely acclaimed feature documentary that provides a unique insight into the Thai-foreigner marriage industry.
My Thai Bride has been screened and won awards at a number of prestigious international film festivals including IDFA in Amsterdam and Hot Docs in Toronto.
My Thai Bride tells the true story of Ted, a 46-year old salesman from Wales, who visits Thailand on business and falls in love with Tip, a bar girl. They marry and move to her poor, rural home. Ted soon finds he isn’t alone. In northeast Thailand marriage to foreigner men has become an industry.
Things sour for Ted. His money disappears much faster than expected. No one seems to want him around the farm anymore. When Ted asks Tip if she loves him, she replies: “I can’t eat or drink love.” Ted returns home destitute, having learned what his Thai wife already knew: without money you lose everything.
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