Do I follow the money or follow my dream?
Following your passion isn’t bullshit. People who tell you it is probably never identified or followed their own (clichés are clichés for a reason). Your early career years should be used for exploration – sometimes you gotta try on a lot of jobs before you find one that fits. If you’re already up for a promotion at your tech gig, let’s assume you’ve got skills that you can fall back on if the film job doesn’t work out. Film is an incredibly competitive industry, so if you’ve got a lead on something, I say follow it. This is a textbook example of potential regret that might haunt you later.
Carpe diem dude.