Rubber Bands? That must be a nightmare. Depending on how much the servicing fee is, you may just want to replace the camera. Best Buy has an 18 month pay no interest plan going on at the moment. I picked up the Nikon D90 not too long ago and it works great. If you're already working with nikon lenses, I think a new body is only 7 or $800.00.
I can't wait to see this film! If what was seen in the trailer was only test footage, I can't imagine how fantastic the final result will look! What is the more complicated character? Is it the one with multiple arms? I saw one on the poster.
You should do what Paranormal Activity did, when it was finished it wasnt indended to make it big, it was just a student progect. So they sent a copy to Steven Spielberg and he loved it, so they held a pettition online to get it into cinema's all around the globe. So with its raging review from Steven and millions wanting to see it after viewing a few trailers it went to just about every cinema and made $7m on its first weekend! I think this film could get estimates like that if not more! I'm crossing my fingers perminantly till.