Native Number Four

A timid young Sri Lankan immigrant embarks on a date with his enigmatic European girlfriend, where his simmering uneasiness about her motivations behind their relationship eventually reaches a boiling point.

  • Vidura Rajapaksa
    Director
  • Vidura Rajapaksa
    Writer
  • Ese Oghene
    Producer
  • Kasun Gunesekere
    Key Cast
    "Ray"
  • Judith Shoemaker
    Key Cast
    "Rachel"
  • Laura Sophia Becker
    Key Cast
    "Hippie Lady"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 21, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Berlin Indie Film Festival
    Berlin
    Germany
    Best Comedy Short
Director Biography - Vidura Rajapaksa

Sri Lankan born and internationally recognized stand-up comedian, writer, and director Vidura Rajapaksa is known for his hilarious and unique viewpoints on everything from race, to politics, to culture. Vidura challenges conventional wisdom with a unique tone that is often irreverent, at times poignant, and always hysterical.

After completed projects, a documentary feature and a comedy special, both rated 9+ on IMDB he is embarking on his first narrative short, Native Number Four.

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Director Statement

Loosely based on an amalgamation of my experiences as a Sri Lankan man dating in Europe, I hope Native Number 4 provides a comedic yet poignant take on the fetishization of South Asian culture in the west.