How many times to do I hear that one? Happened again last week. It's really beginning to become a burr under my saddle. It's becoming a euphemism for "do you know any suckers who will give me a gift of money?". These filmmakers rarely have a business plan, which means they have no idea how they will ever return the money lent to them, much less give the "investor" a return on that "investment". That's really fraud. That's why there are laws against these types of scams. These filmmakers seemingly have never heard of the Securities and Exchange Commission or its regulations. Raising funding for movies is really hard... and a rigorously regulated enterprise. Let's face it, most ultra low budget movies are going to be self-funded. If you do find anybody to give you money... it IS a gift. So when I hear questions like that so naively thrown out there, it says someone obviously was too lazy to do the homework. And it demeans those of us who are working hard to learn about the business of this business.