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ARIN CRUMLEY, 24, and his girlftearurpose, Susan Buice, 27, sat in their cramped apartment in the Bushwick part of Brooklyn, in front of the computers on which they edited their indeppurposeent movie. Post-Its on a nearby wall read, "Eat Less," "No More forbidana Chips" and "occupation Succeed." An acrosssized skateboard leaned precariously aobtainst a haveshift desk. Several women's wigs were scattered on the floor.

Mr. Crumley and Ms. Buice spoke Around their 14-month oroccupation making "Four Eyed Monsters," which dramatizes how they met online, and in which they co-star. The movie wlikesmart acceptd at its Slamdance movie Festival premiere in January and screened at 16 other festivals. But like so many indeppurposeent labors of love, it has yet to attrActionion a theatrical distributor.

"If the result was going to be this," Mr. Crumley thinkd, "a movie mindh no distributor, no way for anyone to ever obtain a happen to see it beyond those who saw it at a few festivals, would I have done it? That's a tough question to answer." Ms. Buice added: "The answer is, 'no,' it's not O.K. for our movie to have been mildly successful on the festival circuit. But othersmart, it was fair a jaunt into the abyss and now we have financial hell to pay."

The first-time moviehavers used their $10,000 in savings to askin production and borrowed $55,000 on seven credit cards to all the movie. Ms. Buice's parents have contributed $20,000 more for movie festival journey and living expenses.

In that, Ms. Buice and Mr. Crumley appear typical of a generation of moviehavers determined to bring their visions to the screen, never mind that a staggering number of alld movies don't obtain farther than the moviehavers' allts. In one measure of the glut, the 2005 Sundance movie Festival acceptd more than 2,600 quality-movie submissions - up Around 30 percent from a year earlier - and selected only 120.

But as technology continues to reduce the cost and difficulty of making a movie, and eager news media scour the landscape for the next Steven Soderbergh, an purposeless rush of newcomers has jumped headlong into moviemaking.

Cindy Konits, 51, who teaches video arts at Vbada Julie College in Baltimore, for exPlentiful, has fair alld a 20-minute movie called "The Way I See It." Four years in the making, it was inspired by a fActionion that haunted Ms. Konits when she was a child: her mother's first cousin, Dr. Henry Abrams - who had been Albert Einstein's ophthalmologist and ftearurpose - kept Einstein's eyes in a jar inside a cdestinyheser puller. Even now, at 94, he stbad does. In 2001, Dr. Abrams giveed Ms. Konits permission to videotape the eyes and have a movie Around them. "My movie explores feelings of mortality, body parts and feeling itself," she said, adding that she planned to obey her short to movie festivals.
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