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Ian Simmons/Kicking the Seat podcast announces moderating 7/19 - 7 PM Werewolf show Q&A at Facets - Ep07: Facets of the Werewolf Ninja Philosopher!

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Werewolf Ninja Philosopher screening at Facets in Chicago - CHICAGO PREMIERE and run - 7/19-25!

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From the page - "Werewolf Ninja Philosopheris a deadpan minimalist, underground noir comedy which succeeds by its stylistic audacity and peculiar rhythms that recall the early work of Jim Jarmusch. Since the werewolf ninja philosopher is also an expert martial artist, his philosophical outlook makes it clear that there is much that is strange, but nothing that surpasses man in strangeness.Werewolf Ninja Philosopheris sardonic and witty as well as an affectionate homage of the detective genre, with easily identifiable visual and narrative conventions that any gumshoe would enjoy, even if he is a werewolf.
Directed by Sujewa Ekanayake, U.S.A., 2018, 72 mins. FACETS FILM DIALOGUE:
Filmmaker Sujewa Ekanayake will be here for Q&A after all of the screenings Friday, July 19–Monday, July 22. Lead actor Art Shrian Tiwari will be here for Q&A after all of the screenings Friday, July 19–Sunday…

Bill Arceneaux is creating a new website for New Orleans area film screenings and filmmakers from around the world

By Sujewa Ekanayake

I discovered Bill Arceneaux's work after reading two reviews (at Letterboxd, at Neaux Reel Idea) he wrote about my new movie Werewolf Ninja Philosopher
Werewolf is a movie for art/indie - real indie/foreign movie fans - and takes a good understanding of noir movies, art house cinema, NYC underground movies for someone to fully enjoy it - and by reading his writing it was obvious that Arceneaux knew the references in Werewolf.  Plus Arceneaux is a relatively accessible film reviewer (@billreviews on Twitter) and he seeks out new films and filmmakers that interest him - qualities that are useful for real indie/DIY filmmakers who often do their own distribution and publicity work.  Arceneaux is deep into art films, mainstream films, Jim Jarmusch movies (with a book on Down By Law on the way) and he is an enthusiastic supporter of the New Orleans film scene.  He is working on starting a website that will cover film screenings happening in New Orleans area, also ind…

Tickets for Werewolf Ninja Philosopher screenings 6/21-27 on sale now at Cinema Village

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Filmmaker officially In-Person for the 6/21 - 7 PM show, 6/22 - 7 PM show, 6/23 - 5 PM show - for Intros and Q & As after the shows.  Filmmaker may also be at the theater for various other shows.  Informal discussions about the film and filmmaking, after shows, may be possible - at the theater or nearby.

Trailer -

Werewolf Ninja Philosopher 2018 trailer from Sujewa Ekanayake on Vimeo.

About the film - from -

About the Movie

​In WEREWOLF NINJA PHILOSOPHER someone is killing art house filmmakers in NYC. The City calls on Werewolf Ninja Philosopher - a werewolf who is a ninja, a philosopher, and a private detective - to help stop the killings.

A deadpan, slow cinema, minimalist, black & white, NYC art/indie/DIY/underground werewolf noir comedy by
Sujewa Ekanayake (Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Editor).
Starring Art Shrian Tiwari as Werewolf. Also featuring Kirsten Dwyer,
Alia Lorae, Rachel Dixon and others. Music by Kevin Ma…

Recent Black & White Films - Trailers - Frances Ha, The Woman Who Left, Lover for a Day, Season Of The Devil, Roma, Werewolf Ninja Philosopher, Cold War

Black and white films are making a very slow comeback.  I chose black and white for my film Werewolf Ninja Philosopher.  Inspired in part by Frances Ha (2012) - and even earlier films Stranger Than Paradise (1984) and Down By Law (1986).  Here are several excellent recent films that have used black and white cinematography.

- Sujewa


Frances Ha (2012)


The Woman Who Left (2016)


Lover for a Day (2017)


Season Of The Devil (2018)


Roma (2018)


Werewolf Ninja Philosopher (2018)

Werewolf Ninja Philosopher 2018 trailer from Sujewa Ekanayake on Vimeo.


Cold War (2018)

Film Threat's review of Werewolf Ninja Philosopher

Check it out at Film Threat.

From the review: "The script by director Sujewa Ekanayake works well, especially if one knows noir tropes very well. The gag about (almost) every woman who Werewolf encounters trying to get to know him better is a fun play on the sexually charged banter that infuses the most famous hardboiled detective stories. I for one found the idea of a Celebrity Crimes Unit existing to be hysterical and happily, the punchline is not overused." Read the rest here.