Wednesday, 4 April 2012

BA to screen British-Lankan screeenwriter’s film in the run up to 2012

 
British Sri Lankan writer and filmmaker Prasanna Puwanarajah unveiled his latest project this morning, a short film celebrating the Olympic Games that will be screened on British Airways flights over the coming months.
The 9-film, titled ‘BOY’, tells the story of a carpenter, who maintains the track at the Velodrome in the London Olympic Park, who is forced to contend with the loss of his cyclist son as the Games approach.
According to British Airways, the film be seen by as many as six million passengers on BA flights in the run up to the opening ceremony whilst the film will also be screened at the pre-opening of the Olympics this summer.
Puwanarajah - an Oxford medical graduate turned filmmaker and one of Britain’s best young film talents - created the film as part of the BA Great Britons mentor program; an initiative that looks to nurture the next generation of young British talent in the fields of food, art and film. 
Actor Richard E Grant acted as Puwanarajah’s mentor and describes the film as a “bold and moving story of a journey through loss, grief and triumph.” As part of BA Great Britons, Grant spend the past year mentoring Puwanarajah.
- Staff Reporter. (Editing by Vijitha Alles)

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