This is the job I was sorta fretting over -- the people who contacted me directly. Looks like referring them to my agent was the right call. I was a little concerned that it would put them off completely, but I'm totally convinced it was the right move.
So we shoot next week sometime. And I just realized something. They just happened to come across me online, via my website. And it looks like I'll be making enough on this job to at least recoup the investment I made in getting the website done professionally.
Nice way to end the year.