‘PIETA’ SHORT FILM | THRILLER (2022)

An officer from the State Security Services interrogates a woman who is suspected of having planned the 2019 Easter Sunday suicide bombings in Sri Lanka. He is verbally violent and brutal as he questions her. He claims she was seen not only at the site of those attacks, but accuses her of being present when other horrific attacks and crimes were committed against the people of this country throughout its recent history. She deals with this interrogation and counters his violence in a remarkable way.

Cast – Thilan Warnajith Wijesingha | Madani Malwattage
Script – Chandima Kariyawasam | Ravindu Fernando
Producers – Priyan Shanaka | Dilhan Jayasinghe | Tulana Media Unit
Assistant Director – Gladxton R Scheffer
Director of Photography – Kularuwan Gamage
Sound Recordist & Mixing – Sasika Ruwan Marasinghe
Editing, Music, Sound Design – Ravindu Fernando
Color Grade – Sanjeewa Dulhan Silva
Focus Puller – Ranjith Rupasinghe
Camera Assistant – Udayanga Weerasingha
Gaffer – Suranga Balawinnage
Lighting Assistant – Susil Wijerathna
Boom Operator – Hiran Kasthuriarachchi
Makeup – Shiran Lakshitha
Costume – Sew Withanage
Art Department – Ravindu Fernando | Asiri Pathum | Sandun M. Fernando | Hasitha Jayaruwan
Continuity Manager – Dilki Anuradha Weerakoon
Still Photographers – Thilina Alahakoon | Sumudu Hewapathirana
Production Managers – Aisiri Pathum | Sandun M. Fernando
English Subtitle – Robert Crusz
Tamil Subtitle – Ganeshan Sathya
Voice Artists – Dilki Anuradha Weerakoon | Fathima Shamia Saujana
Hospitality Manager – Chaanu Alahakoon
Camera Equipment – Lahiru Udara Rabel (Contrast)
Editing Table – Tulana Media Unit
Official Poster Design – Kanishka Ireshan

Special Thanks
Rev. Fr. Aloysius Pieris s.j
Rev. Sr. Greta Nalawatta
Rev. Sr. Greta Nalawatta
Rev. Fr. Sanjeewa Fernando
Robert Crusz
All the staff at CEHIC
Dilhan Jayasinghe
Nimal Peiris
Rajitha Basnayake
Daminda Eriyagama
Sandini Prarthana Tennakoon
Shanika Hansini
Shalika Wimalasena
Nuwan Thotawaththa
Chalin Manuranga
Sujeewa Hettithanthri
Janappriya Gamage
Nirmani Kasthuri
Ganeshan Sathya

Top Short Film

THE 8TH WORLD CONFERENCE ON MEDIA AND MASS COMMUNICATION 2023 Short Film Festival – Thailand

Audience Choice Award

Agenda 14 Short Film Festival – 2022 – Sri Lanka

Finalist

National Youth Film Festival of Sri Lanka – 2023

Quarter-Finalist

SERIES WEB AWARDS 2023 – Peru

Nominated

Best Short Film – 2nd Ceylon International Film Festival – United States
Best Editor – National Youth Film Festival of Sri Lanka – 2023
Best Cinematographer – National Youth Film Festival of Sri Lanka – 2023

Honorable Mention

Student World Impact Film Festival 2022 – United States

3rd Place

Xeylonex 23’ – Multimedia Competition – Sri Lanka

Selected

Lift-Off Filmmaker Sessions Hosted By @LiftOffGlobalNetwork 2023 – London
First-Time Filmmaker Sessions Hosted By @LiftOffGlobalNetwork 2022 – London
Lift-Off Filmmaker Sessions – Hosted By Lift-Off Global Network 2022 – London
Lift-Off Filmmaker Sessions By Lift-Off Global Network 2022 – London
First-Time Filmmaker Sessions – Hosted By Lift-Off Global Network 2022 – London
OPEN VISION FILM FEST 2022 – Serbia

participation

Next frame 2023 Short Film Festival – Sri lanka

‘THE CANINE MENACE’ SHORT FILM | DRAMA (2023)

During an epidemic that erupted in a certain country due to an overpopulation of dogs, its citizens had to cope with a series of unbearable health hazards such as those caused by canine urine and canine excreta spread all over the countryside, not to mention the even more scary threat of rabies. But instead of finding a practical solution to this canine menace, the people prefered to seek solace from religious rites and rituals in various places of worship, expecting a preternatural intervention that would redeem them from their plight. This is their story.

Cast & Voices
Savindu Sasintha
Saubhagya Fernando
Thilina Heiyanthuduwa
Lorna Dekker
Sameera Weerakoon

Story & Direction
Ravindu Fernando

Producers
Priyan Shanaka
Ravindu Fernando

Director of Photography
Priyan Shanaka

Editing, Color Grading, Sound Design & Mixing
Ravindu Fernando

Subtitle
English – Wojith Karunanayake
Tamil – Ganeshan Sathya

Editing Studio
Tulana Media Unit

Camera Equipment
Lahiru Udara Rabel (Contrast)

Special Thanks
Rev. Fr. Aloysius Pieris
Nimal Pieris
Robert Crusz
Chathuranganie Gunathilaka
Krishani Perera
Aalok Fernando
Pradeep Danuka
Chandima Kariyawasam
Harsha Mallawa Arachchi
Sanjeewa Dulhan

Best Story

25th Digicon 6 Asia Short Film Festival – 2023

Finalist

National Youth Film Festival of Sri Lanka

Best Film | Best Director | Best Screenplay

13th Iconic Short Cine Awards – 2023

Semi-Finalist

Student World Impact Film Festival

Nominated

Student Cuts film festival – 2023 – Slovenia
Daddy Deshmukh Film Festival Akola – 2023 – India
21 Islands International Short Film Fest – 2023 – United States
Lift-Off Filmmaker Sessions by Lift-Off Global Network – 2023 – London
First-Time Filmmaker Sessions – hosted by Lift-Off Global Network – 2023 – London
First-Time Filmmaker Sessions Hosted by @LiftOffGlobalNetwork – 2023 – London
First-Time Filmmaker Sessions – by Lift-Off Global Network – 2023 – London
Lift-Off Filmmaker Sessions Hosted by @LiftOffGlobalNetwork – 2023 – London

participation

Next frame 2023 Short Film Festival – Sri lanka

‘COME WHAT MAY’ SHORT FILM | ROMACE (2016)

During an epidemic that erupted in a certain country due to an overpopulation of dogs, its citizens had to cope with a series of unbearable health hazards such as those caused by canine urine and canine excreta spread all over the countryside, not to mention the even more scary threat of rabies. But instead of finding a practical solution to this canine menace, the people prefered to seek solace from religious rites and rituals in various places of worship, expecting a preternatural intervention that would redeem them from their plight. This is their story.

Cast – Thanuja Wijewikrama | Hemantha Mayadunne
Additional Cast – Jude Fernando | Ayuni Radinsa | Ian Ranaweera
Story & Direction – Ravindu Fernando
Producers – Kapila Sirimanne | Indika Perera | Danushka Costa
DOP, Editor & Color Grade – Sanjeewa Dulhan
Music & Sound Design – Ravindu Fernando
Screen Play & Dialouges – Ravindu Fernando | Dilki Anuradha | Gayan Sanjaya
Assistant Director – Romesh Scheffer
Production Manager – Asiri Pathum
Art Department – Romesh Scheffer | Asiri Pathum
Continuity Manager – Dilki Anuradha
Still Photographer – Thilina Alahakoon
Graphic Design – Sameera Kalugampitiya
Music – Buddika Chirath | Ravindu Fernando
Orchestra – Angela Pieris | Lahiru Jayakodi |ravindu Fernando
Singer – Chirath Piyawardhana
Voice Artiste – Senani Wikramasinghe | Shashi Priyankara
Subtitle – Robert Crusz

Special Thanks
Rev. Fr. Santha Sagara Hettiarachchi
Rev. Fr. Aloysius Pieris (s.j.)
Robert Crusz
Nimal Pieris
Shiran Maithree
Thilina Alahakoon
Sanjeewa Dulhan
Vikum Susantha
Dimuth Sellapperuma
Rasika Lanka
Dhammika Samarakoon
Chandani Alahakoon
Kusal Jayangana

FINALIST

Daddy Deshmukh Film Festival Akola 2023 – India

RUNNER UP - BEST SHORT FILM

HUMANITY 2021 Short Film Competition