|Occupation||Film director, producer & screenwriter|
Pradeepan Raveendranwas born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka on July 12, 1981. He is a self-taught photographer and filmmaker. The Pradeepan's first directorial debut was in 2009 with the short film A Mango Tree in the Front Yard . This film was an official selection at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2009 and subsequently nominated for a Golden Bear. His second short film Shadows of Silence was completed in 2010. This film premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2010, as part of its ‘Director’s Fortnight’,.
Both films screened at various film festivals throughout the world.He founded the 'Exil Image' in 2008, The above films are produced through this production. Pradeepan has been living in Paris, France since 2004.
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Shadows of Silence is a Tamil short film directed by Pradeepan Raveendran.
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