Thanks for the replies. Yeah I was testing this person to see if they were serious. If she (or whoever I was exchanging PMs with) had a serious idea and drive to go for it, then we would have been exchanging real world information. I asked them a few questions about what kind of idea they had or what kind of film they wanted to make ... in general what their feelings and concepts were for a film of any kind. But it's like I got nothing.
Truth be told as big as a scifi fan that I am, and have been since before SW hit the screens in 1977, I was never a big nor "true" Star Wars' fan. I just didn't buy into the whole spiritual message of the film, though I thoroughly enjoyed it as a cinematic experience. I think 1977 Star Wars was groundbreaking as a film in that it injected much needed energy into my favorite genre, and showed that you could still make good fun films for all ages. But I'm not "in tune" with anything beyond the movies. I wouldn't know where to start with a Star Wars' fan film, notably a budget for decent SFX space shots.
But, I thought if this person was serious, then I might get asked for some personal info, they might give me their agent's contact info, tell me what they were working on and so forth, and in return ask me what I was working on. But I got none of that, much less anything in the mail.
But they, and someone here on this website as well, did point me to the Fan Film website you guys provided, so that was something.
And yeah, I wouldn't expect anything job wise to come of it. If I managed to crank out something half way decent, then I would put it on a reel and tack it onto my resume.
In short nothing, quite literally, ever came of this exchange. And when I confronted them about the game server incident they just replied "peace and love to you my friend". Whatever.
Like I say, if this person was truly serious, and we were exchanging info and everything else, and with the Star Wars fan film info (and maybe some form of registration for their next festival) secured, then I might have shot a little five to ten minute deal. And if I thought it was good enough, I might have put it on my resume.
It's too bad. Over the last four or five months I spent a lot of money getting my skills up to speed, and where I didn't think anything serious would come of this, it did remind me of all the phonies I met way back when when I was gripping and PAing a lot.
Again, thanks for the replies. It helped me vent my spleen yet once more.