"We make memories for a living..."
Welcome to Dancing Tortoise
An events and entertainment house based in Cochin, The Dancing Tortoise started it’s operations in 2013 ,with a decade of experience in organising over more than 400 stage shows and events under it’s parent company’s banner Samudra Arts International both in India and abroad. The core team comprises of producers, writers, graphic designers, photographers, composers, artists, marketing strategists and advertisers who represent the highest echelon of creativity in event planning and business solutions. What truly separates us from the rest is the insight, experience, synergistic approach and personal care the team brings to every event, both large and small.The Dancing tortoise currently parents Event Management,Film Branding & Promotions,VFX - special effects, Business solutions, and Multi-media Equipment management. .
There are a handful magical occasions in our life that we cherish and recollect in the years to come. One amongst them is the wedding day. A day ﬁlled with joy, new beginnings and hopes...a day that is the premonition of the future that lies ahead...we would want this day to be ﬁlled with joy and memories. Shubh Aarambh prides itself on planning great beginnings for the day and the best part, the memories last a lifetime.
FILM & MEDIA SOLUTIONS
Film Theatrical and Home entertainment Campaigns. Our design team strives to create state of the art, Theatrical and Home Entertainment campaigns for the Indian ﬁlm fraternity. With increasing number of ﬁlms being remade in different languages, it is only natural to be primed for such an event to occur in our Story Teller circle.
INNOVATIVE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS
The Dancing tortoise Innovative Business Solutions vertical includes:Advertising,Integrated marketing communications consultancy for Brands,Media Planning, Buying & Representation, Outdoor Media, Retail Media, Rural Media & Digital Advertising Media
Sandip A Janardhanan
Chairman & Managing Director
This seasoned professional in the field of Sales and Marketing has more than 15 years of experience in varied industries ranging from Real Estate, Health, Education and Automobile, among many others.Sandip is basically a Management Professional with specialisation in Marketing and Strategic Management from the esteemed University of Melbourne, as well as a graduate in Economics from Loyola College – Chennai. He is the Chairman & Managing Director of The Dancing Tortoise and also one of the Directors of SAIAA(Samudra Arts International Arts Academy) – a Kuwait-based arts and cultural organisation whose sole aim is to promote the Arts of The World packaged in such a way that the common man can gets to enjoy the intricacies of the great arts. With chapters all over the Gulf, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and India, SAIAA has been uplifting the arts of the world and creating a unity of cultures through the world of Art.
Teby Thomas Mattel
CEO & Director
Teby is an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Hindustan College, Chennai and a Graduate in Economics from the esteemed Loyola College, Chennai. To The Dancing Tortoise, Teby brings in a wealth of experience, over 14 years of experience, in hardcore Sales, Marketing, Operations and Administration. Teby has had varied experiences in companies such as Wipro, Maruti, Park Hotel, Citi Bank, up to his last two jobs as the State Head for a Network 18 Company, and Regional Head – Business Development for Bibox, a Karnataka Government backed company. The eldest son of acclaimed Malayalam cine director Badran Mattel, Teby has grown up on a rich diet of ﬁlm projects and has an intricate understanding on project management and execution passed on from his father and on the sets of his father’s movies. Teby’s strengths lies in his attention to detail, leadership, organizing skills, event production, strong negotiation skills to get the best rates for our clients and execution skills.
CMO & Director
With a passion for marketing strategy development, brand management, customer behavior, people management, leading a team and building strong business partnerships,the roles he has taken up have provided opportunities to develop new initiatives, as well as establish marketing strategies and communications plans to both the consumer and business marketplace. His proven competencies in integrated marketing communications and managing special events have helped him bridge precise information that meets the clients’ individual goals. Armed with a coveted degree in MBA from The Madras University and over 6 years of rich experience, Sreehari has always been more than willing to don new roles and take in added responsibilities. He is also the founder director of Shubh Aarambh which is now the Wedding Planning division of The Dancing Tortoise.
How Our Clients Remember Us
We had an idea to integrate a walkathon into our world heart day celebrations at the last minute , these guys worked out the whole thing to perfection , we had 100 attendees participating for the walkathon with full media coverage all thanks to these guys . You guys are simple phenomenal .
Me & my family are still not yet over the magical Moons & star deco done for my Brother Mithun’s wedding reception delivered by Shubh Aarambh - the wedding planning division of The Dancing Tortoise team
We had several family day events before , we’ve approached different organisers in the past who would end up compromising on quality if they offered us a cheaper price or they would never be able to put in the right mix of events suiting our needs ,as a result our participation for these events were very low. All that changed when we spoke to the Dancing Tortoise team. These guys just bowled our whole team over with their turn around approach to our event , not only were they able to bring in creative elements suiting the whole event environment , they also ensured maximum participation.
Our TCS family carnival is one of the biggest events we have at our campus , organising several aspects of the carnival at once and monitoring them is no cake walk . I’ve never felt more comfortable working with an organising team such as theirs . I guess when a team is able to deliver beyond expectations on minimum inputs that’s where we identify them as a winning quotient .
When we first heard their name , we laughed our heads off , but when they discussed about 4 to 5 approaches on a single event idea , we knew these guys were no joke . We’ve been associated with them for quite sometime now and each time we meet to discuss an event , they never fail to surprise us.
To deliver a powerful onscreen concept , you need a powerful team working backstage to create the magic for you ,they helped us make cinema chirimaa a success with their youthfulness ,determination and out of the box thinking.