Lakshmi Iyer is a filmmaker who will influence your life not only through her work but also through her personality:
Fate brings you places you least expect. But the journey nonetheless is something to cherish. That’s something professional filmmaker Lakshmi Iyer goes by.
Lakshmi Iyer was preparing for CA exams after high school but again, fate had other plans for her. After being spotted at an airport and being offered a modelling venture for a product, there has been no turning back. She kept on modelling, did multiple ads for brands both as a model while working behind the camera as an assistant director. Lakshmi learnt about the basic dos and don’ts of production and filmmaking. She also had a background in working for the corporate sector. So departmentalizing her work wasn’t an issue. Her last stint in the corporate world was with IBM in Dubai and that’s when she realized that film-making is the only thing that incites her. She came back to India and started her own production house called Streetsmart Productions So far, she has worked as a producer and a director, she has made three short films by the names, Appa, Wrong Mistake and Seasoned With Love. The last film crossed over 86 million views on YouTube and counting. She is currently working on her next project and all of it feels like a dream come true for her.
Lakshmi considers her USP to be her originality. Her life experiences are woven into her films. She likes portraying human emotions on the screen, things she picks up from her daily life. She loves working with various talents, especially young people, who ooze with enthusiasm and energy and their very infectious passion toward their work. Apart from all this, she has massive confidence in her skill set and her work and the people around her and she owes her success to all these factors.
When asked about any word of advice she would like to give to her followers, she says that to succeed, people must learn to dream. She wants people to visualize things through their dreams and wants them to believe in them. Failure is a part of the journey. There might be times when giving up might seem like the only way out but she wants people to keep hustling. She wants people to work on themselves daily, however, little progress that is. What matters is a sense of regularity.
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