Up-and-coming Thai producer Mono Film is set to double its production output next year to eight films from last year's four.

'We now have more confidence after spending the last three years to learn the local and international markets,' says CEO Soraj Asavaprapha who founded the company with Pete Bodharamik in 2004.

The company has learnt that it should not go after big-budget productions, but look for unique stories such as Me Myself, and expand the genres from action and fantasy adventures to romantic comedy, he added.

The new slate for 2008 includes romantic comedy Vegetables, directed by Me Myself director Pongpat Wachirabunjong and a follow-up to action drama Tiger Blade by the original's director Theeratorn Siriphunvaraporn.

Romantic drama Me Myself which opened April this year became the company's biggest hit and its remake rights have been sold to Korea 's K&Entertainment. The picture is about a gay guy who falls in love with a woman after losing his memory.

The company has four releases for this year: Me Myself, romantic comedy The Gig 2 (which will open in September), martial arts drama Fighting Beat (October) and epic adventure Siyama (December).

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand organised a special screening of Me Myself on Sunday night at the Bangkok International Film Festival in celebration of ASEAN cinema and the 40th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Soraj, Pete, Pongpat and main actors Ananda Everingham and Chayanan Manomaisantiphap were on hand.