Shruti Iyer has been the eclat of few short films and is the epitome of a short film artist. She pursued Visual communication at Shri Shankarlal Sundarbai Shasun Jain College for Women. She directed a short film titled “Irandaam Athiyaiyam” during her final year. She is currently the Technical In-charge for Vinayaka Missions University (Chennai HO) for their Distance Education E-learning Project .
# The involvement in acting - How it happened..
We are all actors acting every second of our lives .. thats the way it happened.
As an actress
Basic thing for hesitation is parental restriction , security and privacy .
" I found myself a wonderful set of people... "
# Were there any difficulty faced by you while short film making ?
The Pre production work is the most crucial stage of making a short film. If you plan wisely you can finish the filming of your short film before the scheduled deadline. Yes, we need to get permissions to shoot in certain key areas which are restricted . You need to make sure that the artists whom you are working with are comfortable and are taken utmost care.
Yes they very much were. Parents play a key role in a child’s development in any field .
# What's your view to the say that female cast are included for attraction/promotion in short films..
The female gender is basically the most attractive one in our human species. The usage of Female lead or any female cast in any short film depends on the type of story the film is conveying to its audience.
# Kindly share with us, any of the interesting happening in your life vesting with short films..
I found myself a wonderful set of people whom I have had the pleasure of working with. Ramanan purushothaman , charan , sridharan , Raagav , . They have all become such good friends . a talented set whom I admire.
# What do you think as achievement in your short film career as of now..
Long way to go. This is just the beginning .I haven’t achieved anything as of yet .
# Can we expect your presence in any feature film..
If the road leads me there to a good worthy role , you might see me some day ..
Yes, there are a lot of people making short films. Some might misuse the artist and their talent which might create a bad reputation for the actor herself. That is why I always stick to known circle .
# Is it that you ignored acting offers for some shorts.. Are there any criteria for it ..
Depends on the type of script people bring in . like I mentioned earlier , these days every second person has a digital camera and want to make a short film.
There might be a chance of misusing the artist. Hence I choose short film scripts which are created by people who are known to me or atleast if the director has a good reputation and a script whichs has a good concept to it .
Depends on the script and the shooting dates that the director requires.
Act and direct good short films which will do some good to the society.
# If you can be blunt, what is your view about "crap" short films?
Only one line I have for that- please think before you press that record button.
Thank you for giving me this opportunity to share with you my views and my small journey
I am glad to notice websites such as CDTV trying to bring out budding artists and short film makers into the world of film and creativity. this is great step and I hope CDTV brings out more talents from hidden areas of short film industry .
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