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Sujewa Ekanayake

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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 primary creative goal is to make accessible comedy-drama movies 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, 2016 VOD release) - feature, comedy, Brooklyn Fantastic (2017) - feature, comedy-drama. 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 The blog has been recognized as being one of the top 5 - 25 blogs for filmmaking news. Ekanayake's movies are available to view on Vimeo at His website has additional information about all projects.