Desh Amila

CEO at This Is 42 & Think Tickets

Desh Amila is a documentary filmmaker and serial entrepreneur. His first documentary, Islam: Future of Tolerance featuring Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz, became the #1 iTunes download worldwide during its release in 2018, and can be found on Amazon Prime.  

Think Inc. sold over 350,000 tickets to events in Australia and New Zealand in a few years time span. The event company’s first debut was a conference held in Melbourne, featuring speakers such as astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, historian of science Michael Shermer, political activist Dr Cornel West, and the late social-political critic Christopher Hitchens. 

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Desh Amila

CEO at This Is 42

Desh Amila is a documentary filmmaker and serial entrepreneur. His first documentary, Islam: Future of Tolerance featuring Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz, became the #1 iTunes download worldwide during its release in 2018, and can be found on Amazon Prime.  

Think Inc. sold over 350,000 tickets to events in Australia and New Zealand in a few years time span. The event company’s first debut was a conference held in Melbourne, featuring speakers such as astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, historian of science Michael Shermer, political activist Dr Cornel West, and the late social-political critic Christopher Hitchens. 

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BOOK NOW FOR your podcast

Desh Amila

CEO at This Is 42

Desh Amila is a documentary filmmaker and serial entrepreneur. His first documentary, Islam: Future of Tolerance featuring Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz, became the #1 iTunes download worldwide during its release in 2018, and can be found on Amazon Prime.  

Desh is working now on his second feature film. He leads a team of 8 and has raised $50,000 for the project thus far.

Desh has a social media audience that is larger than 22,000 and an email list that numbers greater than 129,000. He would be happy to share your episode with his fans!

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The first thing you notice when you talk to Desh Amila, beyond the fact that he’s an outgoing and friendly guy, is that he has a lot of faith in the power of public debate to help improve the world. This stems in part from his background: The Australian entrepreneur and event organizer was born in Sri Lanka in 1981, not long before a civil war broke out that, over the course of 26 years, would kill as many as 100,000 people. Read more >>>

Timeline

Apr 2018 - Present

This Is 42 – CEO

We aim to advance humankind by bringing passionate people together. We connect through tech and educate through events. Diverse and electrifying speakers inspire our audiences, while our digital platform connects them into a community. Our events celebrate intelligence in all its diversity, exploring new horizons across art, science, design, sports, and music.

We are led by Desh Amila, the Founder/former Director of Think Inc. and Director/Producer of the feature documentary ‘Islam and the Future of Tolerance’ (2018).

Apr 2018 - Present

Feb 2016 - Present

Islam & The Future Of Tolerance – Director/Producer

In a world driven by violence and misunderstanding, prominent atheist author Sam Harris and Islamist turned-liberal Muslim Maajid Nawaz seek to provide a remedy to the polarizing rhetoric and obscurantism around the topic of Islam. Full fim information can be found at islammovie.org

Feb 2016 - Present

May 2012 - Jan 2014

Urban Agent – Partner/Project Manager

In a world driven by violence and misunderstanding, prominent atheist author Sam Harris and Islamist turned-liberal Muslim Maajid Nawaz seek to provide a remedy to the polarizing rhetoric and obscurantism around the topic of Islam. Full fim information can be found at islammovie.org

May 2012 - Jan 2014

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