You have the ability to control a few things in Film... Image Quality, skilled talent, lighting, editing, sound etc. I made a music video using a DSLR years ago that cost nothing to produce. The Music video was suppose to be a 20 min film with scenes from the movie as the video. Due to the schedule of the artist we had to do just a video. We had a hospital scene with a doctor, police/security, church, graveyard etc.
The music video came out great and felt like a film. The artist received tons of praise for the song and video on youtube. When I showed the video to a few people outside of my circle before releasing it they were shocked and asked how much it cost to produce. Zero. Now imagine if we were able to make it a short film as intended and streamed for a low cost to friends, family, and people outside our circle by asking those in the circle to stretch.
Focus on what you can control and master that. Actors Train watch youtube videos from top actors training. Do a master class, editors practice, producers hustle for quality free locations. They are out there. I did it and it was a success though I missed my mark.
Happy Hustle People