Belgium director based in Sri Lanka, Samy Pavel is
searching for 20 child actors for his maiden film here
‘Made in Sri Lanka’, a social comedy on the parent
competition to make their children stars.
The latest cinematic production of Samy who has
done a number of internationally acclaimed films and
two tele-productions is to give a glimpse into the
children competing to become ‘stars’ on television.
The film requires a number of child artistes and 20
little girls aged between 6 to 10 will be able to play in
the film and the auditions for selecting them will be
held at the Lumbini Theatre on Sunday March 29 at
For those interested contact 0112716203 for
further details. “It has become a big business of selling dreams of
poor people to become stars and it will be presented
in a humorous manner,” Samy said, describing about
his latest venture.
The film which is going to be an insight into the
television industry itself will be a comedy of life,
Samy who started his career as a director and writer
in 1960s said.
His first movie “The Two Seasons of
Life” won the Golden Lion Opera Prima for the best
director at the Venice film festival in 1972 and he
made a number of French movies which were
acclaimed at world renowned film festivals like
Cannes and Houston Film Festivals.
In Sri Lanka Samy entered the art scene with “Sanda Mudunata”, a 20 episode teledrama serial
which was followed by “Jeewachakra” 30 part TV
series based on a novel written by Nobel prize-winning
author, John Steinbeck “Cinema is a beautiful thing and involving beautiful
people. And doing a film was one of the plans I had
for a long time,” Samy said about his entry to cinema.
“Made in Sri Lanka’, the film is to be played by a
versatile cast including Suraj Mapa, Chamila Peiris,
Seetha Kumari, Duleeka Marapana and Iranganie
Scripted by Rishan Seraphim and Samy himself,
the cinematographer for the film will be Nishantha
Pradeep and musical score by Iraj.