IT work in weekdays and film work on weekends. Despite being employed in various other companies, these eight techies decided to come together on a single platform to pursue their passion for film-making. 

 

From corporate to social and educational and documentary films, these techies now are working under the banner of By2coffee films. Back in 2014 their short film  'Aasare' also won national recognition.

Girish Bijjal, one of the team members of By2coffee, says,"I come from a non-film background. None of my family members is related to film industry or theatre. I got through films through audition. Initially, it was tough to find the information about auditions, requirements as the days passed  and continued working in theatre kept me connected to like-minded people and the network grew."


 

Bijjal says, he loves film-making as juggling the "creative work and IT work keeps my lifestyle balanced."

The By2coffee team comprising of Bijjal, Bharath Balemane, Bagli Gururaj, Amarnath VB, Vivek Shivaprabhu, Vishwa Navalehal, Sridhar Reddy, Ashwini Shivananad and Ullas Kooli, met through common friends and soon found a common passion that brought them all together.

 

The techies who started this project in 2010, initially were into short films, documentary film and corporate advertisements and social service ads. In 2014 their film 'Aasare' a short film on an old age home won the popular choice award.

Amarnath VB, Marketing Director of the firm, says, all their weekends are fixed for one or other projects. Working at IT firm and also following a passion in filmmaking is difficult but we have managed it well with sheer determination," he said.

 

The firms dream to do more films on social issues and take it to public.