The Tamil Creator (Ep.18): Thusy Suntharam – Montreal Filmmaker Pursuing Big Screen Dreams While Working A 9-to-5
Thusy Suntharam is a Montreal-based filmmaker and the founder of T-Factory Entertainment. He joins Ara to discuss his film “Love at First Swipe” (which has over 150,000+ YouTube views), creating stories for the Tamil Diaspora, balancing a full-time job while working on passion projects, the power of taking small but consistent steps, the impact of Rajinikanth on Tamil cinema, and much more.
Ara Ehamparam
Business Owner
Toronto, Canada
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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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