Sri Lanka – Big Four
Country: Sri Lanka
Category: 2019 | Short Documentaries/TV Documentaries (2019)
Thivanka Perera is a graduate of Academy of Art University, where he majored in screenwriting. The first short film he wrote — “Silent Letter (2016)” — was picked up for distribution by ‘Shorts International’ and was broadcast in USA in 2017. He has also directed several natural history documentaries, including the popular viral video “The Devil Bird of Sri Lanka” about a notorious mythical bird in his home country, Sri Lanka. He authored several screenplays that were nominated in prominent international contests, such as the ‘Michael Collyer Memorial Fellowship in Screenwriting”, where his spec ‘Bird of Prey’ reached the finals in 2016, and ‘Black Leopard’ which was included in the ‘Hot 100’ list of screenplays compiled by the ‘Capital Fund Screenplay Competition’ in 2017. His screenplays have also been recognized by competitions such as Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Zoetrope Screenwriting Contest’, ‘Script Pipeline’ and ‘The World Series of Screenwriting’.