The road to bringing the Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigal Breslin movie Maggie to the screen was a tortured, yet persistent five-year push that involved a NASA worker, a first-time director, the backwoods of Louisiana, some interesting local characters and an art department budget of only $8,000. At one point, the filmmakers’ production equipment was almost repossessed as they struggled to get the budget in place all the while as locals were showing up expecting a part in the film. Even the DP fell off and they had to replace him. Twice. In only five weeks — the total length of the shoot.