But for Rich, Gayman and Schmaltz, thoughts of success aren't ridiculous. Rich is shopping a twelve-minute trailer to distributors and film festivals across the country and says feedback has been encouraging. First, however, he needs to finish editing the final product for its premiere January 24 at the Bluebird Theater.
"This is my calling card to the industry," says Rich. "But I don't think I'll ever be completely satisfied with the film. You can polish a piece of marble until it's a pebble, but eventually you've got to throw it at someone."
Nixing the Twist, January 24, 7:30 and 10 p.m., Bluebird Theater, 3317 East Colfax Avenue, 303-830-6700, $5.