Filmmaker and shooter -
I don't have the time to follow this thread on a regular basis, but I am interested in your idea. Have you considered submission to various regional film festivals? OC has one, obviously there is Sundance but there are a lot of others which could be easier to get into and offer a better ROI.
I have family in the film industry in both Hollywood and (newly) in NorCal - I can't guarantee cooperation but what I can guarantee is a conversation for supporters. I am in OC and there are deep pockets here, plus talent elsewhere. I don't get on CGN much these days but I would love to see your project succeed. PM me and let's talk.
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