Sujewa Ekanayake is a Sunset Park, Brooklyn based independent filmmaker and film blogger. The Village Voice said, about his film Breakthrough Weekend - "...Breakthrough Weekend has audacity and poker-faced wit on its side; its wayward pacing and peculiar rhythms recall early Jim Jarmusch, though it has a New York–centric spirit all its own." Ekanayake's current primary creative goal is to make accessible comedy-drama movies that are mostly about the lives of artists and other characters in New York City. His movies feature multi-ethnic casts with minority characters in lead roles, and are made by multi-ethnic crews. Current projects: Breakthrough Weekend (2014 completed, 2017 VOD release) - feature, comedy; Brooklyn Fantastic (2017) - feature, comedy-drama (filmed, will be edited soon). Previous projects: Indie Film Blogger Road Trip (2009) - feature, documentary; Date Number One (2006) - feature, comedy; 17 DC Poets (2001) - feature, documentary; Wild Diner (1999) - feature, comedy; Fresh Coffee (1992) - short, drama. Ekanayake blogs at DIY Filmmaker blog at www.diyfilmmaker.blogspot.com. DIY Filmmaker blog has been recognized as being one of the top 10 blogs for filmmaking news by blogrank. Ekanayake's movies are now available through Vimeo VOD - https://vimeo.com/wilddinerfilms, and will soon be available through the Store at this site - http://www.wilddinermedia.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html.
page updated 9/24/16