THIS HAPPENED!! – There’s a long way to go, raising funding etc, but this is an important step for Song of the Sun God, and I’m super excited to share it with you. A very big thank you to Karen Radzyner (Dragonet Films) for believing in my work from the start. I love working with producers, Karen R, Claire Mundell (Synchronicity Films) and scriptwriter Olivia Hetreed on this journey.
EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-nominated Girl With A Pearl Earring writer Olivia Hetreed is to adapt Shankari Chandran’s debut novel Song Of The Sun God for Synchronicity Films, producer of Jenna Coleman-fronted BBC drama The Cry, and Australia’s Dragonet Films.
Hetreed is working on a six-part series based on the 2017 novel, which is a family saga that brings to light an untold story of the conflict in Sri Lanka during the country’s two-decade-long civil war.
The novel is set across three generations, beginning in 1948 when the country gained independence, and journeying to the present day. Hetreed’s adaptation will focus on the youngest generation through Leela, a young woman living in London, who is disconnected from her culture and long-held family secrets (READ MORE IN THE LINK BELOW)