Just like the dot-com boom left an untold number of enterprising techies with more money than they knew what to do with (until the Crash, that is), so now have the latest crop of Internet pioneers cash to invest. Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page have invested in a low-budget indie by their friend (and DreamWorks animator), Reid Gershbein. The film, Broken Arrows, about a hitman who faces an existential crisis after the death of his wife and unborn child, is expected to start test screening within about a month. The film, which judging from the trailer, has a bit of a Crow feel to it, cost about $1 million to produce.

Some conservative investment experts would equate investing in a film with lighting the money on fire and scattering it to the wind. Kudos to Brin and Page for knowing the risks and taking a chance anyway. You can learn more about the film at its official site.