so recently i have been developing a tv show called affliction. it was inspired by lost, and is similar in too many ways (working on that). it is basically a group of people kidnapped and shut away in a bunker and tortured for seemingly no reason. (can' t tell ya the reason.. its a secret ) so my plan was to show this on youtube. what i would do is to shoot the pilot out of my own pocket, and to air a superb commercial on youtube. at the end, i would ask for advertisers willing to pay for thier commercial to be put on the show for a flat per- view rate. (say $.005 per view per minute of ad). youtube will count the views. then once (if) i have a few advertisers, i would start producing more episodes. what would happen is more and more people would see them and get addicted (as people do with lost... i am one of them). then they would see the other episodes, and maybe see them more than once.. then i could afford to produce the rest of the season (or maybe the next season). and the idea is that the money would continue to come in. then i could start selling season dvds of the show. so far i am done outlining the first season, and am almost done with the characters. tell me what you think, or better, tell me if you are interested in helping in any way. you would of course get your share of the money (if/when it comes), and i would love any help possible (producing, writing, crew or cast (if you are in the sf bay area)) thanks!