Cineflix Rights inks development deal with Synchronicity and Dragonet
Cineflix Rights has struck a development deal with Synchronicity Films and Dragonet Films on the hotly anticipated international drama series Song of the Sun God, adapted from Shankari Chandran’s acclaimed debut novel. Cineflix Rights has joined the project as a creative and financing partner, with first option on exclusive worldwide distribution.
Song of the Sun God, is a contemporary emotional thriller that explores the loves, lies, and misdemeanours spanning three generations of a close-knit Sri Lankan family, whose story is inextricably entangled in their country’s three-decade-long civil war. Taking place in the UK, Australia, and Sri Lanka, the series unfolds from the perspective of Leela, a young woman living her life in London, largely disconnected from her own culture and unaware of long-held family secrets. An intensely personal and dangerous journey takes her across three continents to find her lost aunt and uncover the shocking reason for her disappearance.
Set against the present day fallout of 70 years of political turmoil and bloody conflict between the Tamil and Sinhalese communities along with the legacy of the island’s British colonial history, Song of the Sun God is ultimately about the wisdom, mistakes, and sacrifices of our past that enable us to live more freely in the future. The deeply moving saga is about finding home and forgiving family.
Song of the Sun God is being adapted for television by multi award-winning screenwriter Olivia Hetreed (Girl with a Pearl Earring, Wuthering Heights). The Executive Producers are Claire Mundell for Synchronicity Films and Karen Radzyner for Dragonet Films.