Chandran Rutnam is a Sri Lankan film maker and entrepreneur.
Rutnam has hosted numerous Hollywood films for their location shoots in Sri Lanka and Malaysia.
He was the Line Producer/Production Supervisor on several international productions including the Sri Lankan location shoot of Paramount Pictures' Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) and Indochine (1992).
Steven Spielberg once referred to Rutnam as "Our most valued friend in the Far East".
Rutnam has had the distinction of working with Sir David Lean, Sir Carol Reed, John Boorman, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Regis Wargnier.
Rutnam wrote the screenplay, produced, directed and edited the film The Road from Elephant Pass, which was a Finalist Award Winner at the New York International Television and Film Awards in 2011.
He wrote the adapted screenplay and produced and directed, A Common Man with Academy Award Winner Sir Ben Kingsley and Ben Cross. The film was nominated for the four main awards at the Madrid International Film Festival. The film won the Best Picture, Best Director and the Best Actor Awards in 2013.