The dichotomy between art and industry is totally dysfunctional in terms of film.
Build into each budget the cost of hiring and don't lump yourself with capital investment.
The British needlewoman follows blindly where the merchant leads.
In 1975 Australia was producing things like Picnic at Hanging Rock, in other words films that I would consider still some of the finest products to come out of Australia. I think that our quality now is less than it was then.
Ten years ago I was not heavily involved in the film world but on reflection it was a boom time with the mineral boom happening, so there was immense growth for industrial training films, documentaries to do with the mining, and the outback world.