The Way of Nature
A short film about the Popham Arboretum, the only dry-zone arboretum in Sri Lanka. This tiny forest of 36 acres inhabits some of the rarest species of trees plants and endangered species such as the Pangolin and Slender Loris. The deforestation in the neighbouring areas threatens the livelihood of this habitat. This forest is a living proof of how nature can regenerate and flourish when we humans let it be.
The film was officially selected and screened at the Ooty Film Festival 2017
Children of the Republic
Children of the Republic takes an observational approach to not just the existing problem of addiction and substance abuse but also at negligence and denial of love and care to children. This film gives glimpses of Santhosh’s life as a fifth grader and then a 17-year-old teenager. And by this approach, the film shows the gritty truth of being a child from a downtrodden family living in a republic.
The Ranthambore Tiger Reserve begins at the gates of the Ranthambore Fort. For long, the royal families enjoyed their favorite sport of hunting down tigers. It was considered an act of bravery and reserved only for the sovereign.
But today, it is a crime. Thanks to the conservationists who initiated the Project Tiger.
This is a film shot during our stay at the Ranthambore Forest Resort. Noted naturalist Salim Ali guided us through the dry deciduous forests to spot three tigers, jackals and the fight of the Sambars.
It was late winter when we arrived at the Jim Corbett National Park which spans across 520 square kilometeres over the sub Himalayan belt.
A short promo video for WelcomHeritage Ramganga Resort, set on the banks of the Ramganga river.
The Pench Tiger Reserve situated in Central India, has an increasing tiger population. Commisioned by WelcomHeritage Jungle Home, a rustic eco-resort which blends well with the nature around, we had a chance to spot a male tiger
Thanks to the determined naturalists, Dharma Giri and Satish, it took us more than 10 hours to find a male in heat. This film was shot during the month of April when male tigers look for a mate. Here is what we saw and did during our safari and stay at the Welcomheritage Jungle Home, Pench.
A Trip to Saraii Village
The vast Indian Ocean washes the wild beaches of southern Sri Lanka at Yala and Bundala National Parks. One of the few coastal sanctuaries for elephants, leopards, reptiles and birds from the South East Asian region. This region is one of the most important wintering grounds for the many migratory birds. Thanks to the hospitality at Saraii Village, a luxury eco-resort close to the national parks.
Swaasamum neeye is Benny Dayal's tribute to the Tamil-land. The land which has changed his life forever. To film the music video, we embarked on a journey through many villages of Tamil Nadu filming the children of many communities including the fisher-folk of Chennai, the Sri Lankan Refugee camp (OfERR) at Avlapalli, and the children from the farm lands of Anchetty and Kelavarpalli.
RAM, aka, Ramakrishna is the founder.
RAM has been training himself for the past 8 years in video editing, photography and videography by working in many production houses, in India and London. Collaborating with many experienced artists, technicians and filmmakers, RAM has worked on many projects from theatre, TV commercials, documentaries, music videos and audio-visual concerts.
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Shrilekha is the co-founder.
A wildlife activist and naturalist in the real world and a writer in the socio-digital realm.
Shrilekha first visited the jungle when she was 9 years old, ever since she has transformed into a protector of nature and the voiceless animals. Today, Shrilekha heads her own independent organisation, The Wild Walk. While educating children and adults about the importance of balance in the ecosystem, The Wild Walk has conducted awareness rallies and jungle cleanliness programmes in India.