Welcome to the trials and tribulations of web production
It all started out fun and non committal (like a hook-up). A group of writers and actors came together to give birth to G.R.O.P.E., a comedic web series about five troubled misfits, each sentenced to Probation for committing a non-violent crime, who receive court-ordered group therapy.
If we would have known how demanding the project would get we might have split right there and then (like dating). But all of us wanted to bring the story alive and see where our characters would take us. Since we didn't have any funding in place we decided to try a new, or maybe the oldest form of production: non-budget filmmaking. All hard work, a thousand favors, kind hearts, compromises, greasy hands and home-made kale salad (like a relationship).
Now with a few episodes in the can we are still far from done but invigorated by the process. Biggest lesson so far? Time = money. And if you don't have any dollars in your pocket, it will just take a bit more (or a lot more...) of your time. Rome wasn't built in a day, right?!