BUT ... it provided the impetus to pick up the GS and start a film project of my own. I've since shot a ton of test footage across the US, Mexico, (and most recently Nicaragua).
A couple production companies have expressed interest, however I'm finding I might be better off from both a creative and production standpoint to simply do everything in house!
Some of the test footage is on the website - all filming/editing/audio/web production was done in house (actually the entire thing was put together & uploaded while on the road using internet "cafes" in Mexico ... audio was recorded stateside) .
Working on 'shoestring' budgets does present it's challenges, but I'm learning there are also several advantages ... currently talking with potential partners/investors to explore the possibilities of a larger-scale production.