“From childhood, I always liked narrating and writing stories to the people around me. I was also inclined towards writing stories from my imagination and real life.
While starting admiring stories, I learnt what direction was all about.
I, then, understood that narrating the story was alone, not sufficient (to convey a story) but bringing them into visual scenes was the biggest challenge and deal.
During my college days, as an engineer, I formed a team outside to edit videos as I didn’t find the right team until my early 20s. Though I had a passion for filmmaking, I felt I was a little introvert person.
I broke the barrier of this quality by getting myself exposed to a variety of situations amongst associated people.
I, meanwhile, worked in a YouTube channel, Kutty Chevuru, and got experience on how to bring my visual concepts and scripts out to the public eye.
I worked as a content writer for one of the youtube channels, have done several podcast shows during the lockdown, worked as an assistant director and cinematographer for a couple of short films.
My first short film was released in a week after a 1-day shoot, which is my trademark to date. And the film came out so well, which gave me the confidence to pass on to my further scripts.
Before being a part of the movie industry, I was unaware of the technical terminologies, backend works and how the camera works as well. Every time, when I was low, my team kept backing me continuously, which helped me move forward whatsoever.
Recently, I, with my powerful team, have released a 24-min short film, Thabangale, which comes under the non-linear variations, mixed with emotions and realities. We often do mistakes but learn from each mistake every time and never repeat those ever. And we call them ‘experience’.
All-embracing, as a team, we have completed 22 films on the Kutty Chevvuru YouTube channel, of which the number will keep increasing every couple of months.
One of my impulsive qualities while preparing to shoot is that I do a lot of research before getting into the field, but once got into it, I complete the shoot within a couple of days, and wind up the production part before a maximum of 30 days.
Anyone can do anything if we believe in ourselves and follow our dreams. Nothing is impossible. Everyone is certainly born with the potential to do extraordinary in life. But it requires practice and refining to stand out and achieve success.
With the right set of people around you & a genuine goal towards your vision, you can execute anything!”