Film Location Services Asia, Chandran Rutnam
Film Location Services Sri Lanka

Our Most Valued Friend
in the Far East."

- Steven Spielberg

Film Location Services Sri Lanka

Asian Film
Locations Services
Recent Projects:

Covert Affairs
TV Series, USA Network

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
More Examples

"Chandran Rutnam and AFLS were instrumental in pulling off an
extremely complex shoot.
Everything we needed, from military helicopters
to elephants to great stunt doubles, he and his guys were able to provide.
Next time we need anything shot and organized in Asia,
we will be calling him again!"

- Elan Dassani, Location Action Director, Universal Cable Productions
Covert Affairs - TV Series, USA Network, Hollywood, California

The Official Website of Chandran Rutnam and Asian Film Location Services (Pvt) Ltd

The Premier One-Stop Location and Equipment Service Company in Asia since 1979

Servicing Film and Television throughout Asia including Sri Lanka,
Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Seychelles, Philippines and the Maldive Islands.

  • Location Scouting & Production Services
  • Production Management & Coordination
  • Shooting Permits
  • Set Design & Construction
  • Film and Television Crews & Equipment
  • Facilitating Film and TV production, including
    Feature Films, TV Commercials, Music Videos
    and Documentaries

ASIAN FILM LOCATION SERVICES is a one-stop-shop film and television production and location services company specializing in international productions shooting in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia.

ASIAN FILM LOCATION SERVICES handles all types of film and television productions: feature films, documentaries, commercials, and music videos. We arrange for:
  • Location Scouting
  • Shooting Permits
  • Accommodation
  • Catering
  • Transportation
  • Film and Television Crews and Equipment
  • and anything that will make your project easier and better.

On Time and On Budget

This is our business. We sell EXPERIENCE, which will bring your Feature Film, TV Show, Commercial or Documentary ON TIME and ON BUDGET.
sri lanka film location services

"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."

- The Magazine for Film & Video Production, 2011

Asian Film Location Services (Pvt) Ltd is a full service location company which has serviced numerous international productions throughout Southeast Asia for American, Australian, Canadian, European, Indian and British companies.

AFLS 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.

AFLS services films throughout Asia including:
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • India
  • Seychelles
  • Philippines
  • Maldive Islands
  • And more...

Today, in addition to films, the company provides support services to local and foreign Commercial and Documentary industries in Sri Lanka.

CONTACT Asian Film Location Services
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AFLS NEWS                                                       News and Events from Asian Film Location Services

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'
[Hollywood Reporter]
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]

Recent Projects: Covert Affairs, TV Series, USA Network

"Chandran, It was such a joy to be a part of the shoot there. How diverse and beautiful were all the locations that we had access to, because of you! Thanks again for your hospitality and for allowing us to have an amazing shoot!"

- Anna Schwaber, Location DOP
Covert Affairs - TV Series, USA Network
Hollywood, California

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)

"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."
- The Magazine for Film & Video Production, 2011

The 2011 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards
Chandran Rutnam honored for his film 'The Road From Elephant Pass'.

April 2011
In the Best Film category, five films were selected by the New York Festivals Grand Jury and out of over 150 films, from 36 countries, the Sri Lanka film, "The Road from Elephant Pass," directed, produced and written by Chandran Rutnam, was a Finalist Award Winner, upon being judged by an International Panel of the world's best creative professionals. (read more)


August 2010
The TV Series "READY"
Starring Bollywood Actor Salman Khan, and the South Indian Actress. Asin.
Produced by Rajat Rawail and Kishan Kumar, Directed by Anees Bazmee
Line Producer, Sri Lanka: Chandran Rutnam

"Sri Lanka is breathtaking. It offers so many beautiful and exotic locations. The Sri Lankan technicians and support services are great and the people are incredibly warm and hospitable."
- Salman Khan

The Road From Elephant Pass Premiere

Oct 23, 2009
Written, directed and produced by Chandran Rutnam
Based on The Best Selling Book by Nihal de Silva.
More about The Road From Elephant Pass Movie

Bollywood film 'Victory' aimed at Cricket-mad South Asia

Colombo, Bollywood film "Victory", based on cricket and featuring many cricketing greats, is expected to do well in South Asia where the game is a passion and an obsession, says a Sri Lankan producer. Chandran Rutnam, who handled the Colombo leg of the shooting and is in-charge of marketing of the movie in Sri Lanka, told fans: "We hope to get the main market of the South Asian region, where cricket is a passion, obsession and a religion."He said the film would be released all over the world with English subtitles. The film had its grand global premiere in Colombo Friday, a day before the second one-day encounter between the visiting Indian and host Sri Lankan cricket teams.

'Agyaat' filmed in Sri Lanka

November/December 2008
Producer/Director: Ram Gopal Varma


ASIAN FILM LOCATION SERVICES (PVT) LTD. is proud of its participation in the designing and construction of the sets for WATER on location in Sri Lanka.

Academy Award Nominee 2007:
Best Foreign Language Film

Directed by Deepa Mehta
and Produced by David Hamilton

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