You wanna know the real mindfuck? This only cost $700 to make. Imagine what Olan Rogers could do with an actual budget. People like Rogers and Alex Albrecht (the guy who directed the super amazing Voltron fan film) are the future of scifi movies and they should be the ones in the directing chairs, not hacks like Michael Bay and Roland Emmerich. I mean, these guys made these awesome mini-movies with budgets too meager to even qualify as "shoestring". Meanwhile, guys like Bay and Emmerich can't make a good movie, even with hundreds of millions of dollars at their disposal.
(h/t Topless Robot)