Pramod John is a first year PGDM student at SCMS-Cochin, a creative young man who made SCMS proud by displaying his ingenuity through his short film, “Pakshi-the bird”. He says his journey of filmmaking began long ago, when he was still a child. He wrote short stories and later thought he could give his words sound and motion through the medium of a film. His story-telling was limited to his friends when he was a child but today, his work has been shortlisted for the “Lohitha Das Short Film Festival”. A gratified Pramod says, “I feel immensely proud and happy, for my hard work has been appreciated. And also that I could participate in a film festival named after one of my favourite writers”.
When asked about the title Pakshi, he says that he had often wondered about migratory birds, and their journey in search of food, habitat and shelter. In the movie, the lead protagonist leaves his homeland and settles into a fast-moving world of work and building a career. The film is a take on how, like the protagonist and migratory birds, we humans often settle into a new rut in life and never return to our homeland.
When asked about his future in the world of filmmaking, Pramod says, “As of now, I would want to complete my PGDM successfully and after few years, would like to pursue my love for filmmaking”. Making films is this management student’s passion and he believes that one should never give up what one loves doing, even if it is initially challenging to pursue one’s dream.