Rishi Bhilawadikar – S01E04

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Jason Wolos
Bob Elvin
John Dole
Daniel Teixeira-Gomes
Jackie Grieff
Feneyda Guerrero
Brittany Roker
Raissa Reis
Ryan McCabe

The IndieHouse podcast

Writer & Producer Rishi Bhilawadikar

IndieHouse SF Podcast

Welcome to Episode 4 of the IndieHouse SF Podcast. Join us each episode as we get to know the SF film community, one filmmaker at a time.

IndieHouse SF Interview: Rishi Bhilawadikar

Rishi Bhilawadikar is the writer and producer of For Here or To Go?, a feature film concerning the issues faced by highly skilled immigrants and immigrant entrepreneurs in America.

A FRESH, ENGAGING PORTRAIT OF THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE THAT WE HAVE NOT SEEN ON FILM BEFORE.LISA ROSENBERG, SCRIPT CONSULTANT
For Here or To Go? is being released today throughout the SF Bay Area and across American!! The movie has reached 28 theaters nationwide, after starting with 3. Quite the accomplishment. Go see this movie if you can on opening weekend with friends, family, co-workers… This weekend is THE weekend that determines whether an independent movie does well.

It’s a timely film about H1B visas and has already been shown at the US Congress.

Good reviews are already coming in.

Read them here!

Support independent filmmaking and this incredible entrepreneurial journey of 7 years this weekend at theater near you.

FOR HERE OR TO GO? Opens in US Theatres on MARCH 31, 2017

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First Thing

Rishi is originally a computer science major from Mumbai, Rishi came to the U.S for a Masters in interactive media design in 2005 at Indiana University, Bloomington. Rishi is on a work visa and has worked as a user experience designer for global brands like Gap Inc, Walmart eCommerce, and SAP. His interests lie at the intersection of design, technology, media, policy, and their effect on human life. He is passionate about helping entrepreneurs achieve their potential and bring to life ideas that benefit society. Thus, the film is a grassroots entrepreneurial effort of his, spanning over the past six years while working full time.

Our intern Brittany Roker is a big fan of the Fast and Furious franchise and the main actor in For Here or To Go?, Ali Fazal, was also in Furious 7!

Media Minute

For Here Or To Go? is the untold story of legal immigrants in America.

Young Silicon Valley software engineer Vivek Pandit is poised to become a key hire at a promising healthcare startup, but when they realize his work visa has less than a year remaining, the offer disappears.

For Here Or To Go? opens nationwide on Friday, March 31st.

 
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