Hi, I I'd like to introduce myself. I'm a 39 woman year old living on the outskirts of Detroit. I've dreamed of being an actress and filmmaker since I was 3 years old and it was all I ever wanted to do in life, but I was always very poor and never had money for classes nor did I ever have any support or encouragement from family. When I graduated high school, I was denied financial aid so tried to save money for college to no avail. I worked in local television production since graduating high school hoping that would be a stepping stone to a career. I also thought I would be able to find people that could help me or at least point the way. Sadly it never happened and I fell through the cracks. I know local television is a far cry from the actual industry of film making but I was wondering, at my age, would it be too late to still give it a go despite still being a poor paycheck to paycheck person? If it is still possible, any idea how to get there? If so, Any tips on how to get started with very little money and no agent? Would anyone bother with me at my age and low level of experience? I am best at camera work but have also directed and served as on screen talent for many local productions at the station I work for. I really do want to take myself to the next level.