Did you use to shoot movies as a kid?
If yes, you probably didn’t care if the sound, the acting, or the light wasn’t great. Or maybe you did (I did), but you filmed it anyway.
How about you use the same philosophy today? I know it’s easier said than done. But think of ways you could pull this off. Maybe you can write a low-budget script (keep it short and one location only) and ask people in Filmmaking groups on Facebook if they’re interested in helping out.
You’d be surprised. Many other filmmakers (directors, actors) also need a portfolio - and your script might be a great opportunity for them.
For example, I met two amazing people on Stage 32, and we’re working on a short film (with $0). Collaboration can be a great way to advance your career.
Another cool solution might be creating a podcast. Many podcasts have been noticed by major studios and turned into TV shows.