The duo executive producers George Pius Tharayil and
Suresh Balaje established a film production company ‘Wide Angle Creations‘ at Chennai and had an overall control on every aspect of a film's production right from scripting to the censoring of the project. Suresh Balaje is the son of film producer and actor K. Balaji.
The duos executive handle the basic job of the executive/line production of feature films, documentaries, and TV commercial. The duo has partnered with the company with an idea to produce and execute feature films and they are in the business since 2006.
Sometimes, the Wide Angle Creations depart from the conventional terms too. Depending on the scale of the project, the online duo producers may wish to get involved with overseas distribution rights and can arrange shooting in foreign locale too.
Taking a cue on the whole aspects of filmmaking, we can state that as an online/executive producer he wears many different hats during the movie’s completion, plus both of them sees a large part of the job is an online producer. The duo has maintained a professional style, and they got involved with some successful projects too which are mentioned below.
Some of the films they had handled so far are '
Careful' (Malayalam), '
Thoongavanam' ( Tamil), '
Cheekati Rajyam'(Telugu), '
Kireedam', 'Drushyam'(Telugu), '
Dheepan' (French), '
Papanasam' (Tamil), '
Thoongaa Vanam'( Tamil), 'Yavarum Nalam' ( Tamil), '
13B' (Hindi), and 'Billa II'.
He is known to be the executive producer for a feature film titled Mitr-my friend. This movie was shot fully in San Francisco, USA from December 2000 to February 2001. The film was released in February 2002 in India and USA and won three national awards in India. It was the best English Film of the year and won an award for the same. Actress Shobana and Editor Beena Paul vied for the same honor.
Another notable movie Wide Angle Creations has produced was a French movie ‘Dheepan’ which won ‘Grand Jury Award’ at Miami International Film Festival and won for the director
Jacques Audiard the 'Palme d'Or' at Cannes Film festival.
George has completed Master of Arts (M.A.), Economics and History in 1981 – 1986 and has done BA Economics from Loyola College and Madras Christian College. He was born in Kerala. His father Mr. T Pius Joseph retired as celebrated officer of the Indian Railways and later owned Priam Group of companies.
He was employed by an entertainment production company Telephoto Entertainments Ltd (2002), to plan and collaborate various aspects of film production like budgeting and planning the fund flow, synchronizing various production activities, arranging financing, office management, dealing with various clients in various activities such as selecting script, coordinating writing, directing and editing, follow up payments, etc.
The creative skill set of George is that he has the overall control on every aspect of a film’s production. The duo members (Balajee and George) of the team can bring together and approve the whole production team even and can help to set up the key members of the whole creative team that includes actors, cameraman, screenplay writer, and director.
Wide Angle Creations is based at Chennai, Egmore and one can get in touch with email Id at [email protected] with its Phone +91-44-28194997/