The Sound Decices MM-1 pre-amp saved me, allowing me to get quite decent audio in-camera. I've also got the Zoom H4s but only used it for post. The only downside to the zoom for what you're looking to do, is that it doesn't do well recording more than 1 input. It has a 4-track recording mode but I've found it to be extremely slow and unresponsive. So that would put the Tascam I've seen mentioned above the Zoom, as it seems to handle multitrack recording better.
I'd recommend reading some books, such as Moviemaker's Master Class and From Reel to Deal, and doing it yourself... Or finding a production company that wants to help out.
Single space the article text, please! This double spacing is HORRIBLE!
Good luck getting funding for a short film.
Too small? Text is WAY too large on a tablet... Maybe they should allow you to scale it like every other site and their old site... But they've seriously got to fix the double spacing issue. Only one paragraph fitting on the screen is a horrible reading experience that I won't have anything to do with... Yet the comments are nice and readable.
Maybe it's readable on a phone, but certainly not on my iPad mini... The comments are very readable, but for some reason every line is double spaced in the articles and I find it quite ridiculous, especially since there's not one other web site I've been to that has this problem... It screams of mobile site.