To anyone facing this issue I need to make this clear from someone who was in this exact position. NOBODY is untouchable.
Heres the thing. YES it may be unpaid but that isn’t permission to treat the production like a joke. I personally no longer take that kind of attitude. Regardless of how much is filmed, I will recast.
At some point you will just get over the attitude. And either you’ll give up film making as the passion is dead or you’ll give up working with those kind of people.
At the end of the day one of 2 things will take a hit, your passion for the work or the body of work and one is harder to be rejuvenated…if it can be at all.