A still from a 1928 film appropriately titled “What Next?”

After the Kickstarter, What Next?

The Kickstarter campaign for Dial 9 to Get Out is now over. We raised nearly $42,000 over the past month, but it wasn't enough to fund the film. Too bad, as I had a lot of fun on the campaign, and I think Dial 9 would make an excellent movie. We (meaning, frankly, I - though I've had help come and go) might go back to the old "raise individual investments" route to get the film financed, but we'll see.

In any event, I do have several short film ideas that are easily doable for no money. All I need to do is write the scripts, which will be easy, then find the right actors and locations. So while I may be throwing in the towel on shameless self-promotion, I'll still be making films, which is what I really love to do. And to be honest, right now the concept of quietly posting new short videos on YouTube or Vimeo, and not bothering to tell anyone about them, greatly appeals to me. People would then discover those videos out of chance and curiosity alone. If a video is only watched five times, but watched in earnest, that's fine by me.

The Internet is full of people desperate to be "Like"d. I don't want to be one of those people. I just want to make movies.