Dreams Take Flying

"Dream Take Flying" is a documentary directed and edited by Tijo Thankachan, showcasing the extraordinary journey of Ganga PS, an assistant professor from a village in Kerala. The film documents Ganga's dream to visit icy landscapes and her travels from Kerala to Manali. Through visually captivating storytelling, the documentary explores themes of resilience, determination, and the transformative power of pursuing one's dreams. Ganga's odyssey becomes a symbol of universal human aspirations, transcending geographical and cultural boundaries. The documentary not only chronicles a physical journey but also delves into the emotional and spiritual dimensions of fulfilling a dream.

  • Tijo Thankachan
  • Tijo Thankachan
  • Miniwood Studios
  • Ganga PS
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    40 minutes
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    November 5, 2023
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    1,500 USD
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Director Biography - Tijo Thankachan

*Tijo Thankachan: A Renowned Film Editor and Ad Filmmaker*

*Early Life and Education:*
Tijo Thankachan was born on October 23, 1996, in Anchal, Kollam, Kerala, India. He pursued his high school education at GHSS Anchal West School and MGM HSS Thiruvilla. Later, he graduated with a degree in Multimedia from St Joseph College of Communication.

*Career Beginnings:*
Tijo's journey into the film industry started with freelance editing jobs during his college years. He gained early experience as an assistant and associate editor at 24AM Studios, working on notable projects such as Velakkaran, Rechie, Kayamkulam Kochunni, etc.

- *Teresa Had A Dream (2022):* Tijo gained recognition for his work as the editor and director of this film, showcasing his storytelling prowess and technical skills.
- *Other Projects:* Tijo has also edited ad films and documentary movies, including "Dream Take Flying" and "Two Men Army."

*Miniwood Studios:*
Driven by his passion for filmmaking, Tijo founded Miniwood Studios, a production company that distributes visual and audio content through Miniwood Entertainments. The company has become a prominent player in the industry, contributing to the promotion and marketing of various projects.

*Upcoming Projects:*
Tijo Thankachan continues to make waves in the film industry, with projects like "Two Men Army" and his involvement as an editor in various films.

*Personal Interests:*
In addition to his work in the film industry, Tijo enjoys photography and traveling to explore new places.

Tijo Thankachan's journey from a young film enthusiast to a renowned editor and filmmaker reflects his dedication to the craft. His diverse filmography and contributions to Miniwood Studios underscore his impact on the Indian cinema landscape.

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Director Statement

"Capturing the essence of the extraordinary dreams that lie within the simplicity of village life, 'Dream Take Flying' introduces Ganga PS, an assistant professor whose aspirations transcend the confines of her rural surroundings. As a filmmaker and editor, this documentary project provided a unique opportunity to tell a universally resonant story.

Ganga's journey unfolds against the backdrop of her village in Kerala, a setting that adds authenticity to her narrative. 'Dream Take Flying' is not just about the physical expedition from her quaint village to the majestic landscapes of Manali; it's a visual exploration of the emotional and symbolic dimensions of achieving a dream.

The storytelling, editing, and direction were driven by a commitment to capturing the spirit of Ganga's village, echoing universal themes of hope, perseverance, and the pursuit of the extraordinary in ordinary life. This documentary invites you to witness the magic that can unfold when dreams take flight, regardless of the cultural or linguistic context.

As we share 'Dream Take Flying' with you, it's our hope that Ganga's story inspires recognition of the boundless potential within your own dreams, wherever you may be."

— Tijo Thankachan