Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Check out Little Fishes film project - an art film inspired by D.H. Lawrence

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Work has resumed on this project :: New blog for updates

Well it's been a while.  Now The Screening is a part of a movie called Brooklyn Fantastic.  That new movie has it's own blog, which is not being updated on a regular basis until the movie is done, in the meantime, check The Sujewa Blog for updates on this & other projects.

I expect to have Brooklyn Fantastic finished by the end of this year/end of this month/December 2011.  The Screening will be one of the stories (1 out of 3) in Brooklyn Fantastic.

- S

Monday, September 7, 2009


Flick is more or less done, read all about it at its new blog/site Unlimited Dreamtime.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Flick's got a new title - Unlimited Dreamtime

That's right, the new & final title of this 2 Week Film Project is Unlimited Dreamtime. New blog for the film is here, to be fully developed by Mon 9/7 night.

The Screening on DVD available next week

The deadline for the film's completion is Monday 9/7 at 7 PM - looks like I will be able to make it.

The DVD for the film (the title may change, if so will announce the final title by Mon) will be available for purchase for $5 through mail order, starting Tuesday 9/8. PayPal link & other buying related info. will be posted by Mon 9/7 night.

Clips from the film & a trailer will be on line Mon 9/7 night.

The entire film may be posted on line for a limited time (perhaps a week), for people who enjoy checking out & writing reviews of movies. More on that by Mon.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Day after the screening

Reid at Sunset Park. We taped an interview here, then Reid headed back to San Fran.

Photo Copyright 2009 Sujewa Ekanayake

A couple of hours after the screening

Reid & Huck making plans for indie film glory at a late night restaurant/bar in Williamsburg.

Photo Copyright 2009 Sujewa Ekanayake


Principal photography is completed. Editing starts today. Music is being made. Everything should be wrapped up by the 9/7 deadline.

More info, pics, links, & perhaps even clips soon.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

At this point Reid is not sure if anyone will show up to watch his movies

Reid Gershbein as Reid, a scene from The Screening
Photo Copyright 2009 Sujewa Ekanayake

First audience members arrive

Photo Copyright 2009 Sujewa Ekanayake

One of Reid's films being screened - 8/26 @ Aeon Logic

Photo Copyright 2009 Sujewa Ekanayake

Post-screening discussion

Photo Copyright 2009 Sujewa Ekanayake

3 film dudes hanging out on a Bed-Stuy street corner after a screening

L to R: Huck of "Hardly Bear To Look At You" fame, Critial Todd from Twitter (writes & Tweets about film stuff), & Reid

Photo Copyright 2009 Sujewa Ekanayake

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

About the 2 Week Film Project

The Screening is the 4th film to be produced under the 2 Week Film Project guidelines. From an intro to the project by founder Reid Gershbein (also the star of The Screening):

"The next round of the Two Week Film Collective will run until the end of October. No limit on the amount of time you can spend on writing your script and pre-production, only on actual production and post-production time.
Here are the guidelines of the Two Week Film Collective (#2wkfilm):
Make a feature film (60+ mins) in two weeks (first day of shooting to final cut).
Anyone can join in.
You can make your film anytime between June and the end of October.
Follow the discussion using twitter tag #2wkfilm
Let us know if you want to be on the list of filmmakers via twitter @thraveboy"

Read more here at Gershbein's site.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A 10,000 year old alien & a 37 year old indie filmmaker visited New York City recently

Several scenes from The Screening
Photos Copyright 2009 Sujewa Ekanayake

On 44th St

Filmmaker Reid Gershbein in Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn

Photo Copyright 2009 Sujewa Ekanayake

Filmmaker on a working vacation

Reid Gershbein from film The Screening
Photo Copyright 2009 Sujewa Ekanayake

Scenes for The Screening to be filmed on Wed 8/26 at Aeon Logic gallery in Bed-Stuy

Want to be part of an interesting indie filmmaking experiment? Interested in watching interesting new movies & hanging out with filmmakers & discussing movies? Then come check out Here. My Explosion... & The Dabbler at Aeon Logic gallery in Bed-Stuy on Wed night. Go here for all the info. Thanks!

Project Status

In production. Second day of filming completed. We expect to finish principal photography by Thursday night.

Plot Summary for The Screening


Story 1 - Notes of a 10,000 Year Old Alien Traveler

Story 2 - Reid Gershbein Visits New York City to Show Two Movies


In The Screening two stories are told - one about San Francisco based filmmaker Reid Gershbein's visit to New York City in August 2009 to show two movies, and the other about the thoughts & observations of a 10,000 year old alien who visited New York City recently.

Through a mysterious process filmmaker Sujewa Ekanayake (director of The Screening) recently came into possession notes recorded in spacetime by the alien visitor. Since Gershbein's story is also about travel, New York City, & new adventures, and since an ultra-low budget 2 Week Film is a good device through which to transmit the valuable secrets hidden in the alien's thoughts to those who are ready to hear & understand those secrets, it was decided that a narration set to exciting images of New York City will be Story 1 of The Screening.

In Story 2 Gershbein visits New York City, interacts with other filmmakers & his audience members, voices his concerns about the state of independent filmmaking in general & his own filmmaking career, and deals with the challenges posed by co-producing & managing a film screening at an art gallery in a busy, far away city.

The Screening celebrates the diversity of life in our universe, the past, present & the possible futures of our species/human life on Earth, the energy & beauty of New York City, & the highs & lows of the independent filmmaker lifestyle.