"Once upon a time in a fairy tale land a cat and a dog were friends. One night, the cat invited the dog for a party at his house. The cat played the fiddle. The dog happily clapped his hands. Suddenly, they saw a cow flying in the sky. It jumped over the moon. The dog laughed. Just then, they saw a dish and a spoon from the party running away together. And they laughed even louder. After that they became the best friends." We have a moral now - Enemies could also become good friends
I Miss You - The story of two inseparable souls, Tank, the dog and Charlotte, the cat. Circumstances separate them miles apart but will that be the end of this adorable tale !
"I’m a person who thrives on positive vibes from my surroundings and for the same reason, being exposed to sad and negative stories often leaves me very disturbed and unsettled. As I saw more and more unpleasant stories circulating throughout the internet, my urge to react and create a change, no matter how small, grew with no bounds.
The concept for this video developed from this very thought – to create more inspiring content and stories that can help spread a more positive social environment in the digital space. This is when I accidentally came across a few videos featuring unusual animal friendships which struck a chord within me and got me thinking. If two different species can love and respect one another in spite of their differences, why couldn’t we humans, being the same species and being more intelligent, do the same. It is from this thought that I decided to tell a unique story of a cat and dog duo through a musical. I felt this would be apt since its a common belief that cats and dogs have their fair share of differences and cannot stand the sight of each other.
I have been producing & composing music for over a decade now. I was determined to materialize this project and it eventually led me to not just produce, arrange and sing for the track but also write the script and direct the video. It was extremely challenging as I had to self-learn video editing techniques and software from online sources and not to mention it was time consuming. There were times when I thought it would be impossible to get through this but it was my passion and determination combined with the love and support of my family that gave me the confidence and motivation to get this story across to people.
Owing to all the effort that has gone into the making of this project, I really hope this story will help spread some more love, happiness and smiles around.
Hope you all enjoy this musical :) " Words from the director himself !
Concept, Script and Director: Ramesh Vijayan
Actors: Tank, The Dog and Charlotte, The Cat
Owners: Shahtaj Khan (Lady owner) & Andrew Barge (Male owner)
Cinematography: Manik Bejjenki, Jaikumar Pettikkattil, Abishekh Satheesh & Ramesh Vijayan
Drone: Glen Fagin
Additional Footage: Andrew Barge
Editors: Drew Martinez, Rence Ambrose & Ramesh Vijayan
Colorist: Roy Sun
Music Composers & Lyrics: Mithun Mohan & Ramesh Vijayan
Producer: Ramesh Vijayan
Vocals: Liann & Ramesh Vijayan
Guitars & Bass: Sumesh Parameswar
Keyboard Programming: Sushin Shyam
Backing Vocals: Mella, Arden, Sushin Shyam & Mithun Mohan
Interlude Additional Guitar: Mithun Mohan
Recording Engineer: David Scharf (In Fidelity Recordings Studio, LA)
Mixing Engineer: Raz Kllinghoffer (LA)
Mastering Engineer: Tony Joy (LA)
Poster Design: Steve N