Very True. I have 2nd degree connections with big time people, but Im just afraid what to ask them for. Everyone says you have nothing to loose, but maybe asking that one person may just loose you 12 other connections. My professor (Richard Brown; movies 101 @ NYU) knows everyone in the industry. I recently asked him to simply watch a film I made and he never did. I also asked him if he knows anyone who is casting, and he told me he is not good with connections. He knows, and grew up with people such as Harvey Wienstien but can't simply see if I fit in one of his up coming films.
Ive also recently been trying to contact the producers of the upcoming 20th Century Fox movie "The Barefoot Bandit". I would love to play the role of scott H. Moor. Ive been following his story from the beginning. After contacted agent, after agent I got no luck.
Also, I recently been making films myself. I haven't acted in a project for 4 months or so. I would love to get a chance to get involved with something soon. If anyone is interested, please view my IMDb. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4107529/
I am currently also looking for an agent. Fabio Caetano