Anuradha Kodagoda is an Art Producer with multifaceted career as a Journalist, Writer and short filmmaker. She has spearheaded, curated and produced innovative film and theatre productions, art and literary exhibitions and talks and media projects for the past few years, which has been highly acclaimed nationally and internationally.
Being a passionate writer, specialised in feature writing - Art & Culture, Kodagoda is the editor of Sunday Observer - Features desk, the pioneer English Newspaper in Sri Lanka.
Being a qualified marketer, she also has studied film direction and art history in and out institutions and holds a Higher National Diploma in Fimmaking at the National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka.
Gotaimbara Kolama theatre production by Dennis Perera (2017), Colombo I Love You shortfilm by Vimukthi Jayasundara (2019), Conversation about Love shortfilm by Asoka Handagama (2019) and Storm in my head by Suranga Katugampala (2020) are her recent producer credits.
Suranga D. Katugampala grew up in two different countries (Sri Lanka, Italy), cultivating the desire to see the world from other points of view. He fell in love with auteur cinema and since he graduated in multimedia studies he started to experiment with video and photography. His point of view “from the bottom” brought him to create art on small resources, in a minimalistic way, as he proved with his debut feature film For a son.
Graduated in Cinema History with a thesis on Djibril Diop Mambéty, after a long experience in project development in the Italian film production company Lumière & co, Simona Cella worked at the African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival in Milan (Festival del cinema Africano d’Asia e America Latina) from 2008 to 2015.
She is co-curator of the book Djibril Diop Mambéty and the journey of the hyena, with a preface by Martin Scorsese (Harmattan Editions). Today she is working on movie screenplays and she writes about African Cinema on many specialized magazine.