Via Zoom: Writer/Director/Producer Rujanee Mahakanjana of ‘Lab 99’

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CHICAGO – Rujanee Mahakanjana continues to evolve. The filmmaker is an atmosphere, which played out in her early works and is proceeding through a film 12 years in the making (“Lab 99”), her founding of a content website (, several projects and a return to the in-person SHORTCUT 100 International Film Fest.

Rujanee Mahakanjana was born in Bangkok, Thailand, and has been in the U.S. since her teenage years. After her first social experimental short “Random Seating” (2007), she completed the documentary “Man and His Erections” and her first feature “Parallel Universe.” Around the same time, she founded Nebula Creatives, and filters her current projects through the L3C production company, which seeks to highlight the whole spectrum of filmmakers and build the ecosystem of Chicago’s indie film community. Their belief is “Creativity is a Human Right.”

“Lab 99” and Writer/Director/Producer Rujanee Mahakanjana (inset)
Photo credit: Nebula Creatives L3C

Currently the multi-hybrid artist is working on completing “Lab 99,” a documentary (“A-Play-Calypse NOW!”), short documentaries (“Knowing is Partial”) and short films (“Endgame Heist: Whatever it Takes”), among other projects.

In an interview via Zoom with Patrick McDonald of, Rujanee Mahakanjana updates her current scene …

For more information about Rujanee Mahakanjana and Nebula Creatives L3C, click The 9th annual SHORTCUT 100 International Film Festival will be at the Cassidy Theatre at the Chicago Cultural Center on Friday, November 18th, 2022. Free admission. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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