After more than 5 years of working in the Malayalam Film Industry, wrote and directed the Malayalam Feature Film, “Aanandam” in 2016. “Aanandam” was a coming of age dramedy that told the story of a class of engineering students who embark on their very first college trip to Hampi and Goa. It released to critical and commercial acclaim and was re-dubbed and released in Telugu earlier this year. Remake rights for the film have been sold in Hindi, Marathi and Telugu with Kannada and Tamil currently under discussion. Ganesh serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Creative Director for MadGenius Productions. He also spearheads our talent acquisition and mentoring programme.
Vishak Nair is our “Process Man” and serves as Director, COO and Head of Productions. Vishak is a seasoned theatre and film actor, having directed and acted in numerous theatre productions around the country. He has essayed memorable characters in 6 Malayalam feature films, including “Aanandam”. Additionally, he worked with Daimler AG as a Lean Management and Strategy consultant for two years and handled projects around the world during his tenure.
Jithu George is our “Knight in Shining Armour” and serves as Director and Head of Middle East Operations at MadGenius Productions. Jithu is a “Closet Filmmaker” who also brings to the table his many years of experience handling branding and strategy for luxury brands around. He journeyed to Europe for a Dual Masters in International Luxury Management at the NEOMA Business School (Superior Grande Ecole, Paris, France) and MIP Business School, Milan, Italy; mentored by the legendary Luxury Italian fashion house Gucci.
Ajit Thomas is our in-house “Technology Evangelist” and oversees overall strategy for Org structure, team building & financial planning at MadGenius. He has over four years of experience in Marketing Communications & Product Management related functions. Ajit had the good fortune of assisting his classmate & best friend Ganesh with the screenplay for ‘Aanandam’, having handled additional screenplay for the same and that paved the way for setting up MadGenius as a creators collective. Ajit also co-founded an emerging technology company in the Wireless -IoT domain (Cavli Wireless Inc) with ex-colleagues with operations in the Unites States & India. His Off work hours and not Off works hours are dedicated to exploring the intersections of Media & Technology.