The Joyous Farmer

The Joyous Farmer

Ratnapala is an impoverished and alcoholic farmer living in Sri Lanka's dry zone. Having sold all his possessions to drown his sorrows, he lacks industry and motivation. After an encounter with a government official, he is prescribed an experimental drug to enhance his work ethic.

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Written and Directed by Hiran Balasuriya
Based on a Short Story by Anuk Arudpragasam
Produced by Simon Ryninks
Director of Photography Dino Dimopoulos
1st Assistant Director/Camera Towa Noel Shimizu
Art Director Thilini Perera
Production Coordinator Prashanthan Nithyanandarajah
Development Executive Joe Brace
Associate Producer Kian O’Grady

Sound Recordist Gustavo Obrecht

Transport Nihal Mathugama
 Mr. Gooneratne

Production Assistants
Kanthan Gunaratnam
Nithyanandarajah Nirunthan
Yukithan Thirukkovil
Raman Kajendran
Editor Hiran Balasuriya

Music and Sound Design Sami El-Enany

VFX by Andy Goodman  and Martin Lye
Sound Editor Charlie Denholm
Colourist Richard Vaux
Titles and Credits by Asvajit Boyle
Translation by Janaka Balasuriya
Concept Art by Kavan Balasuriya

Thanks to
Madhura Prematilleke
Jennifer Henricus
Rohan Balasuriya
Alex Berry
Jason Dimopoulos
Hanna Jedrosz
Zak Klein
Matthew Maria Davies
Alastair Gellan

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The Joyous Farmer
  • The Joyous Farmer

    Ratnapala is an impoverished and alcoholic farmer living in Sri Lanka's dry zone. Having sold all his possessions to drown his sorrows, he lacks industry and motivation. After an encounter with a government official, he is prescribed an experimental drug to enhance his work ethic.

    Learn more ...