El Mariachi the first part of the so called “Mexico trilogy” directed by Texas native Robert Rodriguez. Rodriguez shot the feature film using 7,000 dollars which he raised by participating in experimental clinical drug testing in Austin. This lets us know how badly Rodriguez wanted to attain his goal of being a filmmaker. He advises in his book Rebel without a Crew: or How a 23-Year-Old with $7,000 became a Hollywood player to cut costs as much as possible. He also hired no crew for the project and used actors that were not in scenes to help out. This kind of determination for the art of not only film-making but of facilitating is what seduces me to this industry.