Time out Tuesday: Dr. Horrible
Ok ok, so two weeks ago I did kind of cop out by posting Spaced, but you know you enjoyed it. ;)
It's 42 min, but if you haven't seen it, you are so missing out on something awesome. The controversial ending alone is genius.
Created during the writer's strike in 2008, it was basically a couple of friends getting together to make sometime for fun and on the cheap. But what makes it really cool is that they distributed it on the net in three weekly installments, for free and completely gained an audience by word of mouth.
The lesson, if you put it out there and it resonates with people, it will find an audience. It also helps if you have a cult following like writer/director Joss Whedon (I'm not a fan BTW, sorry) or get your little silly musical antihero movie nominated for an Emmy.