An Imperfection

Kamara, already in a relationship with Becky, wants to explore more things in life. She goes on a date with Vincent, a conservative hot-tempered single man, who was forced to go on the date by his nerdy friend, Skinner. They instantly connect and life seems too good to be true for the couple. Kamara’s hidden past is revealed when gang members confront the couple and a fight ensues. As Becky is tormented by the changes within her partner, Vincent and Kamara endure a traumatic event that will change their lives forever.

  • Rasanga Weerasinghe
  • Rasanga Weerasinghe
  • Rasanga Weerasinghe
  • Rama Jabri
  • Eranga Hemajith
  • Jon Suk
  • Erin Keller
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  • Jaylee Hamidi
    Key Cast
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    Art House, Drama, Thriller LGBT
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    1 hour 28 minutes
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    3,000 USD
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Director Biography - Rasanga Weerasinghe

Rasanga Weerasinghe, a self-taught Sri Lankan filmmaker, currently residing in British Columbia, Canada. With a passion of visual storytelling at the age of 7, he began creating original graphic novellas using unfinished notebooks for his friends in grade school. Rasanga’s creativity became more expressive as he transitioned into college theater. There, he experienced the art of telling stories using actual people in front of a live audience instead of fictional cartoon characters.

In 2009, he launched his cinematic journey as a writer, director, editor and producer of his first short film “Valentine Crushed”, which was selected for several film festivals including the first ever “BONSOIR film festival” conducted by the French Embassy in Colombo. He began his second project, “Angam: the art of war”, a full-length documentary film which explored the history and present situation of the ancient Sri Lankan martial art form "Angampora”, in 2010. The documentary premiered at “Goethe-Institut” in Colombo with a record number of audience participants. After migrating to Canada in 2011, he created two more short films: “When Time Ticks” and “Paranoia”. “When Time Ticks” was selected and screened as the opening film at the first Italian Film Festival in Colombo in 2012 and the Agenda 14 Film Festival in 2013. He completed his first narrative feature film “An Imperfection” in the year 2015. Rasanga is currently in the process of writing his second narrative feature film.

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Director Statement

As a recent immigrant to Canada from Sri Lanka, I was intrigued by the different dynamics of human relationships in Western society. These dynamics are virtually nonexistent within a traditional South Asian culture. “An Imperfection” was an idea originally conceived as a documentary film; however, when individuals hesitated to participate due to social stigma, I realized the importance of this story and decided to make it a feature film to reach a wider audience.

I've always admired filmmakers such as John Cassavetes, Joe Swanberg, Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg (Dogme 95 movement), who shunned the cookie-cutter formulae of the film industry and simply picked up a camera and told real stories. So, rather than waiting years for funding, I decided to gather my film enthusiast friends and make the film as a passion project. With just enough money - under $3500 - for food and transportation, we shot the film within 6 days. The film was shot in Victoria, B.C, Canada, and post production was done by the Sri Lankan team.

The storyline revolves around a young transwoman who underwent a major transformation both physically and sexually. Within this story, I wanted to discuss this blatant inability to coexist with diverse people in society, while exploring the emotions of these individuals during their complex relationships. I want to challenge social norms and portray that humans, regardless of gender or race, are complex creatures that - secretly or openly- will always deviate from the norm.