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Discovery Asia to broadcast Sri Lankan wildlife documentary

The wildlife documentary film, Wild Sri Lanka - Realm of the Leopard, will air on Discovery Asia for the first time from August 22 to 29 in South East Asia.

The film produced by Sri Lankan based production company, Aegle Creations (Pvt) Ltd took over two years to complete. The writer, as well as the director of the film, is Thivanka Rukshan Perera. This wildlife film depicts the lifestyle of the Sri Lankan leopard, a subspecies unique to Sri Lanka, and highlights the potential hazards and environmental threats faced by them. The documentary, Wild Sri Lanka - Realm of the Leopard, around 50 minutes in length, captures breathtaking visuals of Sri Lanka’s natural beauty and wildlife.

Its international distribution and promotion are handled by Earth Touch in the UK. Aegle Creations has produced a number of documentaries currently screening around the world and has won various accolades in the past. Special promotional videos featuring the nature and wildlife of Sri Lanka were also presented to SriLankan Airlines’ in-flight entertainment and Sri Lanka tourism promotion purposes. The film will also be distributed in France, Italy, Korea, Japan, Australia, the US and Canada over the next few years. It was recently presented to BBC Earth for consideration.

Aegle Creations is currently working on a historical-wildlife documentary based on a notorious man-eating leopard that terrorised the village of Punanai back in the 1920s.

Thivanka’s Silent Letter won the Best Short Film (debut) Award at the Whatashort Independent International Film Festival held in New Delhi, India in 2017. He won the award for his work out of over 400 entries from 34 countries. It was picked for distribution by Shorts International Ltd and was broadcasted in the USA in 2017. It also clinched a certificate of excellence at the Fifth Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival in Mumbai, India in 2016.

Thivanka has directed several productions focusing on natural history. These include Sri Lankan Jungle Fowl, 2016 Demo Reel, The Devil Bird of Sri Lanka and Brown Wood Owl – Juvenile’s Journey. The Devil Bird of Sri Lanka has earned around 95,000 views on YouTube.

A graduate of Academy of Art University, San Francisco, the USA, with a major in screenwriting, Thivanka has done his foundation in communications in Malaysia in 2010.

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