Oh, I guess I don't have to.
Apparently the Landroval Studios gig has been remounted and is moving forward. (The link to the website is... well, let's just say that the website is pretty minimalist.)
This project is one that I have mixed feelings about. On one hand, it's a project that looks to be actually funded, though not to the extent that would make me jump for joy. It's being shot in HD (they're getting an HVX-200). And Crist Ballas is attached to the project and appears to be taking a primary lead in a lot of areas.
On the other hand, this is a remount of a previous project that failed and crapped on several of my friends, largely due to the mecanics of one person who is now the producer-director. From what I have been able to piece together, he considers himself a visionary, which makes me all sorts of cautious.
Seeing as I'm pretty severely intolerant of asshattery these days, it's probably better if I don't get involved, but it would mean turning down a chance to work with Crist in a "professional" setting... crap, as soon as I realized I had to put that in quotes, I think I already had my answer.
It's not like there are a dearth of projects coming up. I have a bunch of half-written screenplays on my hard drive, and I'm actively working on a movie right now, plus we have a history of actually finishing movies. There are more movies in my future. And of course, I need to actually direct, which is something that I want more experience with.
I know the next project that I want to do. I do need to actually write the screenplay (or finish writing it as the case may be), but it's a short piece that takes place entirely in one location. It would mean building a set, and that means having a place to build a set, and that is the biggest stumbling block right now. I've actually been toying with the idea of building it outside, and having a tent over it to keep off the inclement weather.
I'd rather have a studio.
Of course, the construction on the Big Broken Box™ must take precedence.