If the money is for a business whose intent is to eventually turn a profit, then you are allowed to lose money for the first few years and therefore would not owe any taxes. At some point, if you never make a profit, the IRS could determine that it was never really a business, just a tax shelter. If you are making a film for fun and not as a business, then what you spend is not deductible and would be taxable income.
Of course, as a disclaimer, I would advise you to consult a tax expert.
None of the shots look sharp at all. I would consider them unusable. No comment was made about this in the article. Was sharpness not a problem or are these shots the best it could do?
Making that film at 16 shows that you are very talented. Keep it up. I expect big things from you in the future.
It's your film, so you should do what feels right to you. I can definitely respect that!
Finishing any film is an accomplishment and there is a lot of nice work in this film. But my overall impression is that most scenes take way too long. The first three minutes don't really even add much to the movie. It was a little tedious to watch. I would cut it down to more like 8 or 9 minutes max. Thanks for posting.
As I have stated before, I have never been so aware of lighting and contrast as I was while watching this movie. It demands your attention in most of the scenes and detracts from the movie. I found this movie to be almost unwatchable in many places because of the contrast and lack of shadow detail. I felt the way I feel about a movie with bad audio. It may be creative, but the lighting did not blend in. It was a huge distraction and not in a good way. IMO