I picked up something that I feel is very logical from a webinar on filmmaking the other day; Hollywood is not in the movie making business, Hollywood is in the movie marketing business.
Of course this explains why so many tent pole pictures come out. Why so many poorly plotted films get into 3,000 plus theaters and why toys are everywhere before the release of a film.
I also heard something that I already felt was true; short films really don’t work. Rarely does anyone that has greenlight authority see a short film. If I want to direct features I need to direct a feature length. My goal is to get one of my crazy, absurd stories on to video ASAP.