Film Location Services Asia, Chandran Rutnam

Our Most Valued Friend
in the Far East."

- Steven Spielberg

Asian Film
Locations Services
The Movies:

Indiana Jones and
the Temple of Doom
Mother Teresa,
In the Name of God's Poor
The Sleeping Dictionary
The Second Jungle Book
Beyond Rangoon
Paradise Road
Tarzan the Apeman
Farewell To The King
The Iron Triangle
Bloodsport 2 & 3
Crystal Book
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The One-Stop Location Service to International Film Producers

Asian Film Location Services (Pvt) Ltd., was established by Chandran Rutnam in 1979. It was the first institution in Asia to provide a one-stop location service to international film producers. In 1980, Chandran invited Asoka Perera to be his partner.

The Company (AFLS) has serviced films throughout Asia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Seychelles, Philippines and the Maldive Islands. Today, in addition to films, the company provides support services to local and foreign Commercial and Documentary industries.

Chandran and Asoka have produced several local films and participated in the co-production of some international films. The company has had the pleasure of working with all the major studios and numerous independent producers. The sound credibility of the company is manifested by the approval of all the major completion bond companies in the world. Chandran Rutnam and Steven Spielberg in 2009

Chandran and Asoka won the Best Picture Award at the Presidential Awards in 1999 for the production of the film, "Pilgrimage," directed by Vasantha Obeysekera.

Chandran is a writer producer director in his own right and has directed three local films; "Adara Kathawa," which was Sri Lanka's official entry to the International Film
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Director Steven Spielberg and Production
Supervisor Chandran Rutnam on location
in Sri Lanka during the filming of Indiana
Jones and The Temple of Doom.
Festival of India and the Cairo Film Festival, "Witness to a Killing," which won a Sarasaviya Award and represented Sri Lanka at the International Tokyo Film Festival and the love story, "Promise."

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Ben Kingsley and Chandran Rutnam 2012
In 2009 Chandran produced and directed his adapted screenplay from Nihal De Silvas bestseller "The Road from Elephant Pass" which won the Gratien Prize for the best English language novel of the year 2003.

Chandran has just completed his first International release, directing Ben Kingsley in A Common Man to be released worldwide in 2013.

In February of 2007, Chandran was presented with the Special Presidential Award for his contribution to the Sri Lankan film industry. Chandran has traveled the world, working and maintaining contacts and friendships with international film producers, directors, artists and technicians.

Knowledge and Experience

Asian Film Location Services, with its knowledge and experience in the international film industry, is well aware of the requirements and priorities that are important for a production, from the recce and the preparation, to the production and wrap.

On Time and On Budget

This is our business. We sell EXPERIENCE, which will bring your Feature Film, Commercial or Documentary ON TIME and ON BUDGET.

Contact Chandran Rutnam at Asian Film Locations Services Pvt (Ltd)
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George Lucas and Chandran Rutnam 1983

Recent News

Ben KIngsley in 'A Common Man', New Film by Chandran Rutnam

A Common Man is a production of Asia Digital Entertainment. The film is adapted for the screen and directed by Chandran Rutnam. A Common Man is produced by Manohan Nanayakkara, B.S. Radha Krishnan and Chandran Rutnam. Starring Academy Award® winning Ben Kingsley and Ben Cross. (read more)

AFM: Sir Ben Kingsley Is 'A Common Man'
[Deadline New York]
Ben Kingsley is a very big star internationally and the film has the right components buyers look for - a big star with a lot of action. [more]

Ben Kingsley - Chandran Rutnam 'A Common Man' Finds Distribution [Filmstage]

Chandran Rutnam and Steven Spielberg
The Road From Elephant Pass... to Beverly Hills

Dec 10, 2009
Chandran Rutnam, the Producer/Director of the film, "Alimankada / The Road from Elephant Pass", attended the Gala Dinner held on Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, honoring the renowned director, Steven Spielberg, with America's Democratic Legacy Award. (more)

More About Chandran Rutnam

Chandran Rutnam 2012

"Over the last decade, Chandran Rutnam, single-handedly brought the film business to Sri Lanka and Malaysia. Today, when foreign producers consider shooting in Asia, Rutnam is the first person they call."
- Burkhard Bilger, The Magazine for Film & Video Production

Chandran Rutnam and Steven Spielberg in 2009

Chandran Rutnam: Wikipedia

Article on Chandran Rutnam [2005]