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April 18, 2024, 8:25 a.m.

Capturing Dreams: An Inspiring Journey with Shalima Motial and Dream Catchers

Welcome to an exclusive insight into the dynamic world of Shalima Motial, the visionary Founder & CEO of Dream Catchers Vision Pte Ltd. In this captivating interview, we uncover the extraordinary journey of Shalima, from her diverse experiences in fashion coordination and media relations to her entrepreneurial ventures and the inception of Dream Catchers. With a commitment to inspiring creativity and capturing dreams, Shalima has transformed her passion into a thriving events, theatre, and film production company based in the vibrant city of Singapore. Join us as we delve into Shalima's entrepreneurial spirit, her growth plans, and her invaluable insights into fostering effective teamwork and unity within organizations. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, a creative enthusiast, or simply curious about the world of arts and entertainment, this interview promises to enlighten and inspire. Embark on this exhilarating journey with us as we uncover the magic behind Dream Catchers and the visionary leader driving its success.

Building Dreams: The Business and Its Market Presence

Tell us about the business and its presence in the target market?

I'm Shalima Motial, Founder & CEO of Dream Catchers Vision Pte Ltd, a dynamic events, theatre, and film production company based in the vibrant city of Singapore. With our journey now in its 13th year, Dream Catchers has become synonymous with capturing the dreams and aspirations of countless individuals through our diverse array of niche events, captivating theatre productions, and compelling films.

At Dream Catchers, we've built a solid platform for artists from all walks of life, transcending age groups and nationalities. Our commitment to showcasing talent and creativity knows no bounds, and we've had the honor of co-producing numerous events with esteemed channels like Zee TV, Mtv reaching millions across the diaspora.

Over the years, we've organized 40 Worldwide and nationwide contests and a multitude of onstage events, both competitive and non-competitive, providing a stage for artists to shine and audiences to be enthralled. Building on this foundation, we've expanded our horizons into theatre productions and short films, diversifying our offerings to cater to a broader audience.

One of our proudest achievements to date is the production of our full-length feature film, "Dominoes." This labor of love was screened at a cinema hall, captivating audiences with its compelling narrative and stunning visuals. Soon, it will be telecast on Zee TV, allowing millions of viewers to experience the magic of our creation.

As we continue to evolve and innovate, Dream Catchers remains committed to our core mission of inspiring, entertaining, and empowering audiences around the world. Join us on this exhilarating journey as we continue to capture dreams and make them a reality.

A Tapestry of Experiences: Early Life and Education

Tell us something about you, your early life, and your education?

My journey has been a tapestry of diverse experiences, each thread weaving its own story of growth and discovery. It all began with my foray into the world of fashion coordination with Vogue Setters, right after completing my fashion designing course. From there, I soared into the skies as a cabin crew member with SkyLine NEPC Airlines and later with Archana Airways, relishing the adventure of independence at a young age. 

Yearning for new horizons, I pursued further education, including a post-graduation from Annamalai University and mastering in English Literature, alongside delving into the intricacies of business management from NACOLAM.

My journey took an exciting turn with Perfect Relations, where I immersed myself in the realm of media relations, orchestrating album release tours for renowned artists like Alisha Chinai. This experience instilled in me the art of crafting compelling narratives and building publicity for esteemed clients, including Virgin Records.

Embracing the entrepreneurial spirit, I ventured into the realm of placement services, founding Stepping Stones—a venture fueled by my belief in seizing opportunities, regardless of prior experience. The journey of Stepping Stones taught me invaluable lessons in resilience and perseverance as I navigated the challenges of entrepreneurship.

Singapore beckoned with its promise of new beginnings, prompting the launch of Shie Ventures, where I channeled my passion for fashion into a successful venture. However, recognizing the evolving landscape, I pivoted towards a new dream—the inception of Dream Catchers.

Dream Catchers began as an online talent showcase, but its essence soon expanded, blossoming into an events, theatre, and film production company. Rooted in my vision to provide a platform for artists of all backgrounds, Dream Catchers has become a beacon of creativity and inclusivity in the industry. At the cost of sounding modest, I would say my journey is a testament to the power of resilience, adaptability, and unwavering determination. As I continue to chart new territories with Dream Catchers, I am grateful for the lessons learned and the adventures that lie ahead.

Growth and Expansion Plans

What are some of the growth and expansion plans you have in your pipeline? 

At Dream Catchers, we believe in embracing the current of creativity, flowing with inspiration to capture stories that ignite the soul. Our latest endeavor, "The Dream Catchers Show," embodies this ethos as we embark on a journey to unveil inspiring narratives, one dream at a time. With the imminent launch of Season 2, we're eager to continue this voyage of exploration and discovery. Adding to our tapestry of innovative projects, we've recently unveiled "Fastrack," a captivating short film shot amidst the scenic backdrop of Maldives. Infused with our signature flair for originality, "Fastrack" exemplifies our commitment to infuse every project with a unique twist, setting it apart in a crowded landscape.

At Dream Catchers, we're passionate about crafting experiences that resonate on a deeper level. That's why we specialize in curating "Niche" events that transcend the ordinary, offering audiences an immersive journey into the extraordinary.

As we continue to push the boundaries of creativity and storytelling, we invite you to join us on this exhilarating adventure, where dreams are captured, and possibilities abound.

How has the year been for your company? 

The dawn of the new year has brought with it a wave of excitement and accomplishment at Dream Catchers. We kicked off the year with a resounding bang, launching "The Dream Catchers Show," a platform dedicated to showcasing inspiring stories that resonate with audiences far and wide.

On April 12th, we proudly unveiled our latest creation—a mesmerising short film shot amidst the picturesque landscapes of Maldives. This project was a labor of love, a testament to our unwavering commitment to storytelling excellence.

In addition to our creative endeavors, we've also been actively involved in promoting local theater productions here in Singapore. These theatrical experiences offer a window into the rich tapestry of human emotion and imagination, and we're honored to play a part to help the producers reach out to a wider target audience.

Our efforts towards women empowerment have been recognized with the prestigious "HER Courage" Award—a humbling acknowledgment of our dedication to fostering inclusivity and equality in all that we do.

As we stand at the threshold of endless possibilities, we eagerly anticipate the myriad collaborations and projects that lie ahead. With hearts full of passion and minds brimming with creativity, we embark on this journey with boundless excitement and enthusiasm.

Thank you for your unwavering support and belief in our vision. Together, we'll continue to dream, create, and inspire.

Competitive Edge

Standing Out in the Crowd: Competitive Edge in the Market

What does your business offer as per the current competitive market? 
At Dream Catchers, we take pride in offering a diverse platform where performing artists, entrepreneurs, and inspiring personalities alike can shine and share their stories with the world. Our mission is to provide a stage where creativity knows no bounds and where individuals from all walks of life can come together to inspire, entertain, and enlighten.

For performing artists, we offer a spotlight to showcase their talents and share their passion with audiences eager to be captivated by their performances. Whether it's through theatre productions, film projects, or our acclaimed "Dream Catchers Show," we provide a platform where artists can unleash their creativity and leave a lasting impression.

But our platform isn't just limited to the performing arts. We also provide a space for entrepreneurs and inspiring personalities to share their success stories, insights, and experiences. Through interviews, panel discussions, and collaborative projects, we celebrate the journeys of those who have dared to dream big and turn their visions into reality. 

Ultimately, our goal is to offer a rich tapestry of creative and entertaining content that resonates with audiences of all ages and interests. Whether you're seeking inspiration, entertainment, or simply a moment of joy, you'll find it here at Dream Catchers. Join us as we continue to shine a spotlight on talent, creativity, and innovation, creating a world where dreams are realized and stories are shared.

Measures for Effective Teamwork

What measures do you think employees and organizations can take to build effective teamwork and unity?

In my leadership philosophy, I embrace the concept of a three-legged stool, where balance is key to achieving optimal results and quality work. At Dream Catchers, we prioritize three fundamental aspects: having fun, contributing meaningfully, and continuously learning and growing.

Firstly, fostering a sense of enjoyment and camaraderie within the team is essential. When we infuse our work environment with joy and positivity, it not only enhances morale but also fuels creativity and innovation.

Secondly, every team member is encouraged to contribute their unique skills, perspectives, and ideas. We believe that diversity breeds success, and by valuing each individual's input, we create a rich tapestry of creativity and excellence. Thirdly, we are committed to fostering a culture of continuous learning and growth. Whether it's acquiring new skills, tackling fresh challenges, or seeking out opportunities for personal and professional development, we believe in empowering our team members to reach their full potential.

In our dynamic and collaborative environment, there is no room for hierarchy or ego. Instead, we embrace a spirit of teamwork and mutual respect, where everyone rolls up their sleeves and pitches in to get the job done. During the hustle and bustle of a shoot or project, we leave our egos at the door and work seamlessly together as a cohesive unit.

By nurturing a workplace culture grounded in fun, contribution, and learning, we not only achieve high results but also foster a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction among our team members. Together, we are stronger, more innovative, and better equipped to overcome any challenge that comes our way.

Guiding Startups: Tips for Similar Pathways

Any tips for startups looking to get onto a similar pathway? 

Absolutely, aligning your passion with your work is paramount for achieving self-actualization and helping others do the same. When you pursue a field that ignites your passion, work doesn't feel like a chore; instead, it becomes a source of fulfillment and joy. Embracing this mindset allows you to approach each day with enthusiasm and anticipation, rather than stress or dread.

As an entrepreneur, I understand the journey of starting from scratch and facing failures along the way. It's crucial to view setbacks as opportunities for growth and evolution. Being open to refining and evolving your ideas, rather than clinging to initial concepts, is key to adapting and thriving in the ever-changing landscape of entrepreneurship.

Creating a rhythm in life is essential for balance and well-being. Taking time each day to reflect, practice gratitude, and engage in activities that nourish the soul sets the tone for a fulfilling and purposeful existence. Prioritizing self-care and health is also vital, as it allows you to show up as your best self in all aspects of life. By embracing self-compassion and allowing yourself to enjoy the journey, you cultivate a sense of ease and effortlessness in your endeavors.

Shalima Motial

Beyond Business: Pursuing Passions and Achievements

Hobbies or other activities (Acting/dance/speaker/trainer/singer etc.) and any achievements in that field

I'm incredibly passionate about acting. Over the years, I've had the privilege of being part of numerous stage productions, short films, commercials, and even modelling gigs for various brands. For me, the greatest achievement is seeing a smile light up someone's face because of my performance or presence. I thrive on positive energy and am truly a people's person. Surrounding myself with happy, like-minded individuals fuels my passion and creativity.

My entrepreneurship journey has been an exhilarating one. I'm honored to have been recognized as the Most Promising Entrepreneur by the Singapore Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), as well as being listed among the Top 20 Entrepreneurs in Singapore by Zee Tv's She Ventures. It's humbling to receive awards such as the Woman Leadership Award and Pioneering Woman Leadership Award from CMO Asia in 2018 and again in 2023, along with the HER Courage Award. Through hard work and dedication, I've had the opportunity to share my story and insights on various platforms, including print media, blogs, and digital media. These acknowledgments are a testament to the incredible journey of entrepreneurship and the joy that comes from making a positive impact.

As I continue to pursue my passions and endeavors, I am grateful for the support and encouragement I've received along the way. Let's keep spreading smiles and making a difference together.

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These are the links of the short films produced by Dream Catchers 


Duration-  10 minutes
Film Link –
Actors- Shalima, Himanshu, Paul, Trevor
Written by -Shalima
Director – Himanshu
Synopsis – Anna is looking for love and realises that love takes time to simmer, joining her in her quest for love at the lovely Maldives island.


Duration- 4:35 secs
Film Link :
Written and Acted by Shalima Motial
Directed and Edited by Himanshu Motial
Produced by Dream Catchers
Synopsis – It’s based on “Domestic Violence” as this has become even a bigger issue in the days of the pandemic. To have kin and work and play. Yet she knows no other way.


Duration- 11:46 secs
Film Link :
Written and Acted by
Shalima Motial
Directed and Edited by Himanshu Motial
Produced by Dream Catchers
Synopsis - Caged was made to bring out awareness about “Mental Health”
 Depression is an unspoken, often unfathomable turmoil people experience in their heart & head. It’s a small initiative of Dream Catchers to shed some light on such an important issue which has become a ‘taboo’ to talk about openly. People find it hard to accept that they are going through “Depression”, so asking for help becomes even more difficult. It’s our humble initiative & we have Tree of Life aboard as our Mental Health Partner


Duration: 7:22 secs
Film Link: 
Acted by: Shalima
Written, Directed, and Acted by:Himanshu
Produced by Dream Catchers 
Synopsis: Soulmate is a film that was a part of India Film Project’s 50-hour challenge. It was written, conceptualised, shot, dubbed, edited, and submitted within 50 hours. The topic was “Stop at Nothing”
It was subsequently edited for clarity and music. It speaks volumes about one’s passion. I feel, when such a product comes out under so much time pressure, it has to be sheer love for the craft. 

Put a Ring on It

Duration – 18 minutes
Film Link -
Meher, Sandeep, Shalima, Himanshu, Saagar and Saahil
Written by – Shalima
Synopsis - A musically rich peek into the #secrets of a seemingly perfect marriage Directed by Himanshu Motial
While reminiscing the milestone events in their happily married life, Kevin and Anna come face to face with the white elephant in the room. How will they tackle that?

The Lighthouse

Duration –  15 minutes
Film Link –
Actors –
Konrad Kuc, Elaine Sow, Jack Hyde, Anu Singh, Shalima Motial
Written by – Dreamy Somani
Synopsis - A paranormal tale based on Singapore’s infamous haunted # Directed by Gauri Srivastava Gupta
Stoic, silent, secretive. A harbinger of hope, solitary yet formidable. From all the stories it sees unfold? The Lighthouse has one to tell.

5 Questions

Duration – 5 minutes
Film Link –
Actors –
Shalima and Himanshu
Synopsis – A short Q&A between a husband and wife, the romance and the reality, fun watch.


Duration – 5 minutes
Film Link -
Actors – Shalima and Himanshu
Synopsis – While waiting for her date to show up, a handsome man is trying to woo her, will she give in?


As we conclude this captivating interview with Shalima Motial, it's evident that her entrepreneurial journey is a testament to the power of passion, creativity, and unwavering determination. From her humble beginnings to the establishment of Dream Catchers as a beacon of inspiration and creativity, Shalima's story resonates with aspiring entrepreneurs and creative enthusiasts alike. We invite you to explore further insights and updates from Shalima by connecting with her on LinkedIn. 

By joining her network, you'll have the opportunity to stay updated on her latest ventures, industry insights, and collaborative opportunities. Additionally, we encourage you to immerse yourself in the magic of Dream Catchers by experiencing their captivating shows and short films. From thought-provoking narratives to immersive theatrical experiences, each production promises to inspire, entertain, and enlighten. Thank you, Shalima, for sharing your remarkable journey and invaluable insights with us. May your passion for creativity continue to shine bright, inspiring others to chase their dreams and make a meaningful impact in the world.

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  • April 18, 2024, 2:15 p.m.

What an enchanting journey. Always being innovative, raising bar and touching so many lifes. That too with so many diverse but charming events. Covering almost full canvas of creative art. Keep it up. Kudos to Dream Catchers. Keep rising and achieving higher and higher glories.

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