Not only was Mark interested, he wanted to know if I'd be interested in a film project that he had latched onto earlier today. Then we got talking about the Horror Inc. gig, and he was excited about the possibility, so it looks like we will get to do more stuff together, which is way cool.
Also turns out that Mark was an unemployed hermit, and buried himself much like I have been doing. He just started a new job today, so he was in a mood to be semi-outgoing.
Timing is everything.
On the jobhunt note: I did get a call this morning from a recruiter with a possible fit. After a little bit of job history conversation, it turns out he knows my boss at the last job and called him for a reference.
The reference was quite good, and he's going to be pushing me for this position, which is a 3-month contract. It pays less than my normal asking price, but it's very close to where I live. And it's a lot more than unemployment.
"A one inch deep gopher mote won't contain a bear."