00:15 - Introducing Dilani Rabindran
01:40 - Working for TIFF and the doors it opened
03:16 - Starting Viewfinder Film Consulting to help filmmakers
08:45 - COVID's impact on film festivals and transitioning VFC to a production company
10:30 - What film product entails, production in India vs. Canada
12:12 - Starting a short film fund in her late father’s name
14:08 - Dilani’s writing journey with the likes of Behindwoods, the Juggernaut, & TC
17:53 - The misconceptions of someone living in the West when they perceive Chennai
23:47 - Is the stigma of having a career in the field of creative arts changing? How Dilani’s parents reacted to her pursuing her creative passions
26:30 - How Dilani mitigates risk by working with Cineplex
28:23 - Dilani’s favourite book(s), her newly launched podcast called The Attitude to help promote South Asian women and their endeavours
31:17 - Beliefs and behaviours which have helped Dilani grow, specifically the importance of delegating
34:05 - The impact of being a part of the Tamil, Canadian, and Chennai communities
36:07 - Finding inspiration from individuals in the entertainment space, both in the Tamil community and globally
39:09 - The legacy Dilani wants to be remembered for
40:15 - Would You Choose speed round
45:03 - Where you can find Dilani, other projects she’s working on, Kim’s convenience
47:18 - Outro
Read more of Dilani's content on TamilCulture.com including her time spent in Chennai!
- Twitter/Instagram: @dilani_r
- Website: https://www.dilanirabindran.com/
Viewfinder Film Consulting
- Twitter/Instagram: @viewfinderfc
- Website: https://www.viewfinderfc.com/
The Attitude Podcast
- Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theattitude.pod/
Krish Rabindran (Dilani's brother)
- Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/h.wr.d/
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