The festival was held from April 6 to 14 in Florida, USA and the festival screening of “Premaya Nam” was held on April 12 and 14. This was the North American premiere for “Premaya Nam”.
Since April 2015, “Premaya Nam” has been chosen for 9 international film festivals including those at Beijing, Shanghai, Goa, Kerala, Bangaluru, and New Delhi.
Based on a true story, “Premaya Nam” starring Shyam Fernando, Samanalee Fonseka, Suranga Ranawaka and Dr. Sathis Wijemanne, features an ensemble of cast frequently seen on contemporary theatre, television and cinema.
Cinematographer Jaan Shenberger acted as the director of photography while Tapas Nayak and Andrew Scott Duncan did the sound design. The original score was composed by Dr. Rohana Weerasinghe and theme song was written by Prof. Sunil Ariyaratne. Daminda D. Madawala contributed as the assistant director while internationally acclaimed filmmaker Prasanna Vithanage acted as the executive producer. Consultant Psychiatrist Kapila Ranasinghe was the advisory consultant to the movie. Brothers Kalpana and Vindana Ariyawansa wrote and directed “Premaya Nam” and it is being produced by Prem Dissanayake, Athula Mahawalage and Sujeewa Wijesinghe.
-The Sunday Times