I wrote this in an email to a friend and it's as good a window into my thoughts and feelings as I've been able to express so far. -
I just want to make and sell films. The main way I want to do this is by periodically releasing very
short, but intriguing films and charging a small amount for the newest
one, so the rest build interest. In other words, I won't release the
first until I have a second in the bag to sell. I can give the first
away, or sell merchandise at festivals to bring attention to the one
behind the pay wall. Otherwise, I'd like to attach it to a magazine,
newspaper or comic, since a monthly comic is what it's closest to in
terms of pace. One 'scene' per episode, with a bit of a cliff-hanger.
Think of the way Watchmen is broken up for example, and was originally
released as a serial alongside other stories.
I don't know which
of these, if any, will pan out, but even if they don't I will have made a
new film, which is my goal more than anything else to begin with.
There's no losing along this road, and there's space for the romanticism that keeps me going.