When episodes take thousands of dollars, a lot of what was previously mentioned doesn’t work.
We got lucky with The Long Dig; the company who made the game (Electric Purple Studios, check em out!) was excited. They funded us. If we want to make more, we’ll probably have to crowdfund.
Nobody “invests” in films. It’s not an investment. It’s the same as buying a new car – you’re hurling money away from you. That’s really a hard sell.