Okay, so I live in Ottawa and I?m announcing my intentions for am ambitious fanfilm project, and making a plea for help. However, I don?t want to be one of those guys who announces, then vanishes without warning. So please be charitable while I issue a number of caveats before I go any further: 1) I?m currently working two jobs, and neither of them pays me very much. This has kept me from even the smallest sort of progress towards wanting to do this for better than a year now and I?m sick of waiting. At this point I haven?t even gotten around to post-producing more than the slightest bit of a five minute ?Jedi kids? deal I shot with my nephews and nieces one weekend this past summer. 2) I as yet have no more than two or three available helpers lined up, none of whom are interested in being screen talent, and none of whom have costumes. After the finding of studio space of some sort, screen talent and costumes pose the biggest production hurdles for me. (Particularly stormtoopers. Puts on Ed Wood voice: ?I need more stormtroopers!?) 3) I?m still in the middle of learning the vast globs of video and FX software I now have. Particularly the FX stuff, which I don?t enjoy nearly as much as editing. Okay, I had to get all that out first. Seems like a lot, BUT ... 1) I?ve been pre-qualified for a nice juicy government job, and I?ve been informed the chances are very good I?ll be sent a letter of offer by the end of January, or thereabouts. Even factoring in some time to ?settle in? to my new digs, this makes a summer shoot very possible if I act now. 2) I was four years in film school, so I kinda know what I?m doing. (However my skills are ten years rusty; in fact, I?d be willing to co-direct with somebody else; I?m really more interested in the writing, producing and editing this than in fighting with actors and angles.) 3) The camera, computer and accessories are ready to go. Now the camera?s only a Panasonic GS 65, but it?ll do the job, especially once I invest in more lighting. (It just doesn?t look all that damn impressive sitting there on the tripod, all tiny, like it is.) If can build even the smallest kinda of community around me, upgrading, I?m convinced, will become habitual. 4) The scripts are more or less written and I?m starting on production concepts and art. Soon there?ll be a website, if I see this thing?s got a shot at all. Scripts, plural, you say? Yes, says I, and it?s time to tell you a little about the thing I want to do.