Assistant Directors in Kollywood:
The right-hand man of the director of a film is the assistant director. It is the responsibility of the assistant director to take care of all the logistics, manage the schedule and coordinate with the rest of the sections for the smooth operations during the filming of a movie. The assistant director helps keep the director free of any such responsibilities that might hamper the flow of the creative thought process during the filming of the movie. It is the responsibility of the assistant director to assist the director, coordinate all production activity, and supervise the cast and crew. They are also in charge of a department of other assistant directors and runners. They provide the key connection between the director, the cast and the crew, and also liaison with the production office, and provide regular progress reports about the shoot.
An assistant director is the most crucial part of any movie direction and production. There are many people who started out as Assistant directors in Kollywood and have made big names for themselves as leading Directors. Here is a list of assistant director in Kollywood:
The director of Vaalee, Mersal, and Spyder started as an assistant director.
The acclaimed director started out as an assistant director to S A Chnadrsekhar and others before getting to the direction. His first film as a director was Gentleman.
The software engineer working for Infosys shifted focus to film direction. He started as an assistant director and moved to direction with his first film Kaatchipizhai.
The director is known for movies like Super Delux, kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum, Soodhu Kavvum, and others started out as an assistant director.
The actor and director started out as an assistant director. He has directed movies like Mullum Malarum (1978), Nenjathai Killathe (1981) and Theri (2016).
One of the most well-known directors in Kollywood Myshkin started as an assistant director. He moved on to direction with the film Chithiram Pesuthadi.
- The actor, producer, and director started as an assistant director.
There are numerous actors, a director who has worked as an assistant director with bigger directors in Kollywood. The assistant director ends up learning all the nitty gritty’s of film making. Under the mentorship of a good director, the assistant director learns a lot about movies.
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