Thunska Pansittivorakul was born in Bangkok in 1973. He graduated from the Department of Art Education, Faculty of Education of Chulalongkorn University. He won the Grand Prize award at The 4th Taiwan International Documentary Festival in 2004 for his documentary feature 'Happy Berry'. His 'Heartbreak Pavilion' project won the Top Award from Pusan Promotion Plan (PPP) at The 10th Pusan International Film Festival in 2005. In 2007 he received the Silpatorn Award from The Ministry of Culture's Office of Contemporary Arts.
In early 2009, Thunska met Jürgen Brüning, a German producer. Together they produced 'The Terrorists' (2011) which had its world premiere at the 61st Berlinale, and Supernatural (2014) which had its world premiere at the 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam. In 2012, Thunska founded ‘Sleep of Reason Films’ to make personal films, which often involve attacking human rights violations and Thai propaganda, at the same time refusing to submit to the Thai State's censorship system.