About Us

Production - Filming - Editing - Sound - Music - Graphic Design

Sappalot Productions is a team of creative visual storytellers focusing on film, editing and post production based in Shan State, Myanmar. We specialize in high quality documentary films and promotional videos for the non-profit sector in Asia.


Our projects include documentary films, short promotional videos, video interviews, music videos and event video production.

Sappalot was founded in 2017 in Mae Sot, Thailand and has since produced several video projects for local and international NGOs based in Europe and Asia. Our goal is to produce high-quality independent documentary films and promotional videos for non-profit organizations around the world.

Our past projects include working with migrant workers, refugees and marginalized communities in the border region of Thailand as well as working with religious leaders from Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand and Nigeria. We’ve worked with young Muslim students from Thailand, with old Buddhist peacemakers from Sri Lanka and with female community leaders from Myanmar.

We are interested in migration, borders, gender, identity, inequality, environment, education and other social and environmental issues that shape the current dynamics of our globalized world.


We are always looking for collaborations so if you’re interested in working with us, get in touch through our Contact page.








Originally from Germany, Miri is a social anthropologist and freelance filmmaker. Based in Myanmar, she has 4 years of experience working in the development and peacebuilding field in Southeast Asia. After completing her undergrad in Social Anthropology and South Asian studies at Heidelberg University, Miri graduated with an MSc in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics before moving to Mae Sot on the Thai-Myanmar border in 2016. While living there for two years, she worked for a range of different NGOs and produced several video projects. Miri's interests include borders, migration, environmental issues, social movements, peacebuilding, education, gender and non-state actors. 





Graphic Design


Sound Design

After working as a DJ in various countries for more than 10 years and as a Graphic- and Product Designer, Maxi decided to start something new. He moved from Munich, Germany to the Thai-Myanmar border and chose to make a longtime hobby his profession. Since 2017 he has been working as a freelance filmmaker and videographer in Mae Sot/Thailand for different NGOs, while studying computer science and political science. Maxi is interested in history, politics, cinema and rock climbing. He is currently based in Taunggyi, Myanmar.