Our Most Valued Friend
in the Far East."
- Steven Spielberg
Indiana Jones and
the Temple of Doom
In the Name of God's Poor
The Sleeping Dictionary
The Second Jungle Book
Tarzan the Apeman
Farewell To The King
The Iron Triangle
Bloodsport 2 & 3
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
"Chandran Rutnam and his team 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
"Dear Chandran. It was a pleasure working with you. Hope to do a lot of projects in the future."
- Kosha and Ajitpal Mangat
Producers of "Victory", Victory Motion Pictures Production
Just completed: Feature Film "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
"Thank you Chandran Rutnam, owner of Asian Film Location Services, whose one-stop shop provides services ranging from government cooperation to professional crews and equipment."
- Hank Palmieri, Executive Producer, "Reflections of Eden."
National Geographic. (USA)
Filmed in Borneo
"Location sites, talent and crew were hired through Sri Lanka Film Location Services in Colombo. Noteworthy here is that well-skilled Sri Lankan technicians and other production costs boast a mere one-quarter of domestic budgets.
The impeccable expertise of Chandran Rutnam, local producer in Sri Lanka helped pull this 60-second spot together in record time."
- Kit Hudson Productions, Hollywood, California
"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
"Many thanks Chandran.
We are delighted to have gotten this far. Thank you for all of your and your teams efforts in helping us to reach this stage.
Best - "
- David & Deepa
Deepa Mehta (Director) and
David Hamilton (Producer)
On WATER being nominated for Best Foreign Language Picture at the 2007 Academy Awards
Director Steven Spielberg and Production
Supervisor Chandran Rutnam on location
in Sri Lanka during the filming of
Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom.
Harrison Ford and Chandran Rutnam
"I loved shooting in Sri Lanka. That was the most extraordinary place.
I loved the culture of Sri Lanka. We were in a small town and I had the opportunity to eat the local food and ride on an elephant and do the weird little stuff that one would normally never have the chance to do."
- Harrison Ford
George Lucas and Chandran Rutnam
"Chandran - Thanks for all your help. We couldn't have had such a good experience without it.
May the force be with you."
- George Lucas
"Chandran Rutnam's long experience of working with western productions, coupled with his strong regional connections at every level, enabled a smooth, well - organized operation. I found him dedicated to delivering the best film possible- the picture always came first."
- Barry Spikings
Academy Award winning producer
"Sri Lanka is fantastic because it has beautiful locations. In a two hour journey, you could find different locations and there is so much cooperation on the part of the people.
I am particularly impressed with Chandran Rutnam. Apart from the way he helps me, he understands the requirements as he himself is a filmmaker."
- Ram Gopal Varma
Director of Shakar Raj and
Producer/Director of 'Agyaat' filmed in Sri Lanka
in November/December 2008
"I put my trust in Chandran to get done what I need to get done. Listen to his advice.
He knows his country better than anyone else. He is a creative genius who can do anything."
- Bo Derek
Producer of "Tarzan the Apeman" and "Ghosts Can't Do It." (USA)
"You can eat well, have a good crew and do a good film for a reasonable budget.
In terms of a person who is very professional and reliable, Chandran Rutnam is very dependable.
I would trust him with my life."
- Eric Weston, Director of "The Iron Triangle." (USA)
Location Production Support for Filming of Sri Lanka Tourism Commercial
"We would like to place on record that Asian Film Location Services exceeded in their duty in a number of areas and we thank you and your team for that effort."
- Dileep Mudadeniya, Managing Director, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau
"It was a very brilliant experience to work with your team."
- Ravneet Mahajan,
Lemon Yellow Sun Films
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