The year was 2010. Indie films about nothing and indie films incorporating music were all the rage, and while I hadn't seen any of them (because I prefer films with spies and assassins), I wrote and produced one. That film was called Between Notes. The film premiered at the Dallas Film Festival and was distributed by Film Buff. Trailer here.
The soundtrack, led by Austin musician David Ramirez, peaked at #26 on the iTunes top 100 singer/songwriter and the movie held a top 10 spot in the indie category and top 40 in drama on iTunes for several weeks.
Considering we had a budget of $10,000 and none of us had made a film, we considered this a success. We were even able to (modestly) pay people who had done work for backend points. Moreover, it was a memorable experience and a highlight of my 20s.