"The Tamil Creator" is a podcast started by me (Ara Ehamparam). As someone who is extremely inquisitive by nature, I created the podcast to chat with, spotlight, and learn about brilliance among creators in the Tamil community - and among creators in general from all over the world.
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00:54 - Introducing Thusy Suntharam
02:05 - How social media connected Thusy & Ara
04:55 - Music videos launched Thusy's directorial experience
06:56 - The inception of T-Factory Entertainment
08:09 - Balancing a full-time job with his passion of filmmaking
10:34 - The power of consistency and taking small steps
12:49 - Why showing up is the victory
14:24 - The importance of having a team
16:58 - How "Love At First Sight" came to be
19:35 - The Montreal Tamil community’s support for Thusy’s first in-theatre premiere
22:30 - Normalizing conversations about previously taboo subjects through film
25:05 - Why Thusy spent money and paid vacation to work on a film project
27:08 - The power of investing in yourself
28:35 - Learning is free if you just put in the effort
31:25 - Responsibilities of immigrant children
33:21 - Impact of COVID on Thusy from a creative perspective
36:36 - Failure that Thusy learned from
40:06 - Thusy's future plans
42:31 - Wanting to tell the stories of the Tamil disapora
44:45 - Better human means better storyteller
46:46 - The impact of Rajinikanth
50:41 - Work on delaying gratification
52:22 - Would you Rather?
55:40 - The Wrap Up
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