Co-founders Plaban Bagchi and Prerna Siddharth of Big Klick Films share their journey on sponsoring disadvantaged, and abused kids from Delhi India, into a career pathway in film production, and hopefully, lead them to possess a greater personal agency over their adult lives.
Big Klick Films is a media start-up founded in 2012 by two like-minded people who met at film school and were driven by a common passion of film making.
Unlike most private film schools where your ability to pay would decide admission, Big Klick Films wanted to be a school with a difference, by choosing underprivileged students from the slums in Delhi.
Plaban Bagchi and Prerna Siddharth founded Big Klick Media in a two BHK flat in South Delhi with a seed capital of AUD 6,953; personal savings they managed to accrue from their respective jobs.
After completing his masters in photography Bagchi worked abroad with BBC for six months, but returned to India to find work that could excite him. Moving between jobs, but still focusing on his core competency, Bagchi continued making films for non-governmental organisations and corporate clients.
Teaching was incidental to Bagchi. While he was making a film for an NGO, a handful of kids who were struck by watching the film-making process, both in front and behind the camera, approached him to learn the basics of film making and as they say, the rest is history.
Siddharth joined the social sector at the age of 16, making films and designing programs for her father’s educational non-profit endeavours. In her own small universe, Prerna was busy making films for India’s national network Doordarshan. She went into the interiors of India’s most impoverished states Jharkhand and Chattisgarh to make films on social awareness.
Big Klick Films happened over a cup of coffee, says Bagchi. They got together and partnered with other non-profit organisations in New Delhi to work in the city’s slum, empowering children through the medium of story-telling and filmmaking.
Through this journey, they met many children from humble communities, who displayed a potent knack for photography and film making. Having
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Co-founders Plaban Bagchi and Prerna Siddharth of Big Klick Films share their journey on sponsoring disadvantaged, and abused kids from Delhi India, into a career pathway in film production, and hopefully, lead them to possess a greater personal agency over their adult lives. By Kumar S. Big Klick Films is a media start-up...
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