Many dream about it, few actually do it. Would you? Most epicly, Francis Ford Coppola did it for One From the Heart. Even though it was a wonderful film, it failed miserably at the box office, unfortunately, and bankrupted Mr. Coppola. Most recently, writers do it frequently. The recent AFI Fest 2015 highlights several who did. So let's say you crafted the perfect script for a $250,000 budget. You know the odds of selling a script or getting an option or shopping agreement offer. If your house was worth $300k, and it was paid for, would you borrow the $250K against your house? Or from savings? Or from your 401K? Are you that confident in your script to take such a risk? Many people tell me how great their scripts are, but when it's time to put up....would you put up...or not?