Blight Productions is creating
arts and culture documentaries!

We are sharing the stories & inspiration behind some of the worlds most talented artists!

Give $
per documentary!
26
patrons
$136
per documentary!
Milestone Goals
1 Milestone Goals
reached
A POSTCARD FOR YOU!
$250 per documentary!
If you folks help us earn 250 bucks per video, every patron supporting us with $5 or more (per post) will receive a personal hand written thank you postcard!
A T-SHIRT CELEBRATION!
$500 per documentary!
If you folks help us earn 500 bucks per video, every patron supporting us with $10 or more (per post) will receive an "I SUPPORT THE DOCUMENTATION OF CREATIVITY T-SHIRT (Not yet designed, but it will be awesome)!
THE LONG BEACH MUSIC SCENE!
$1,000 per documentary!
If you folks help us earn $1000 per video, we will begin production of a new collaborative series with the Long Beach Independent about the amazing and vibrant music scene in Long Beach, California. Hopefully getting interviews with all of the local legends! (I will seek out interviews with some amazing local indie musicians, as well as, members of Sublime, Snoop Dogg, TSOL,  I may even attempt to make an episode about Spike Jones!)
THE ARTIST INITIATIVE!
$2,000 per documentary!
If you folks help us raise 2000 bucks per video, we will begin production of an amazing series profiling the lives of the most amazing painters, photographers, illiustrators, sculptors, installation artists, video artists and experimental artists you will ever see!
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, LET'S FIND SOME ART!
$2,500 per documentary!
If you folks help us earn 2500 bucks per video, we will travel to NYC, interview and document a plethora of amazing artists residing within its 5 boroughs. Which would include more amazing artists for "A FOOL'S IDEA", as well as, a variety of amazing fine artists for our "Artist Intitiaive" project.
BLIGHT GOES TO CANADA!
$3,000 per documentary!
If you folks help us earn 3000 bucks per video, we will travel to Canada and produce a slew of amazing short documentaries about your favotite canadian artists!
THE HISTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CLOWNING!
$4,000 per documentary!
If you folks help us earn $4000 per video, I will begin production on an entire season of "A FOOL'S IDEA" dedicated to exploring the history of African American Clowning. This season will go deep, it will go to dark places, and it will take you on a journey through vaudeville to the present day. Featuring interviews with some of the most important African American comedians and clowns alive today!
THE HISTORY OF WOMEN IN CLOWN!
$5,000 per documentary!
If you folks help us earn $5000 per video, we will begin production on an entire season of "A FOOL'S IDEA" dedicated to exploring the history of Women in Clowning. This season will go deep, it will go as far back as history records, and it will take you on a journey through 17th century to the present day. Featuring interviews with some of the most important female comedians and clowns alive today!
TIME TO CELEBRATE YOUR AWESOMENESS!!!
$6,000 per documentary!
If you folks help us earn 6000 bucks per video, every single patron will be invited to an amazing party in the LA area (date,venue and theme yet to be determined)!
youtube.com/blightproductions
@blightprod
facebook.com/BlightProductions

About

Brian A. Bernhard holds a B.F.A from Virginia Commonwealth University, with a major in sculpture and a minor in painting; as well as, an M.F.A. in Design and Technology from Parsons New School for Design. He has been producing short and long-form broadcast documentary television for over ten years. During that time he single-handedly produced, directed and edited an EMMY nominated television series about artists of all media called “ART or something like it!”; where he interviewed hundreds of artists all over the New York City area, including: (Animator) Bill Plympton, (Kinetic Sculptor) Gregory Barsamian, (Video Artist) Bill Etra, (Musician) Langhorne Slim, (Filmmaker) Lloyd Kaufman, (Animator) Patrick Smith, (Sideshow Icon) Todd Robbins and many many more.

He also received four additional EMMY nominations and won two TELLY’s for various promotional campaigns and finally won an EMMY in 2013 for re-designing, producing, and editing the educational magazine series “Study With The Best”. Additionally, he co-produced several comedy/sketch interviews for ABC World News Now featuring: “Weird Al” Yankovic, Kevin Smith, Adam Carolla, Chris Hardwick and more. Over the past few years Brian has also been building a massive documentary project about the world of physical comedy, vaudeville, circus and clown called “A FOOL’S IDEA”. When he is not producing inspiring documentaries about brilliant artists, he somehow finds time to continue drawing, painting, shooting photography, occasionally writing music, and making experimental short fiction films.

Location

Long Beach, CA, USA

Blight Productions is Supporting

Top PatronsSee all 26

Join us as we explore the creative process through short-form arts and culture human interest docu-series featuring the most inspired visionaries we can find!

Blight Productions
is an independent multi-award winning boutique media production company based in LA; we specialize in the documentation, education, inspiration and promotion of art, life and creativity.

We use this platform to create a transparent democratically funded public service providing unique unfiltered inspirational short-form documentaries about visionary artists and creative ideas we think you should consider.

Our goal is to ensure that the documentaries we produce are as pure, open and honest as the artists featured in them. To achieve this, we keep these productions independent and free from corporate agendas and censorship. By pledging any amount of money, you will not only help us produce more inspirational tales, but you will also help brilliant artists from around the world share their stories, passions and work with the global art-loving community.

NOTE: As a way to help inspire significant positive change in the world; 10% of the proceeds from each video funded through this Patreon page will be donated to amazing charities either chosen by the episodes' featured artist or voted on by our Patreon supporters!

Please check out our "creator goals" to the left, and see how we plan to spend the money. Every cent you pledge helps to keep our series running!

We will NEVER charge our patrons for more than two videos per month!



If you still do not understand how this funding platform works, please take a minute to watch this video from the folks that developed the site. (CLICK HERE)

The main project we are currently focused on is "A FOOL'S IDEA", please visit the website for more information. http://www.afoolsidea.com/.

You can also explore the Blight Productions website and find some of the other award winning projects we have done in the past. http://www.blightproductions.com/

Here are the playlists we have made for the public episodes of "A FOOL'S IDEA" to wet your imagination:




Pledge $1.00 or more per documentary!

7 patrons
THE GOOD SAMARITAN PACKAGE:

You will be publicly thanked on the "sponsor" page for both
www.blightproductions.com and www.afoolsidea.com, as well as any future short doc. project website for which you offer continued support. (By default, we will automatically list your name, if you wish to remain anonymous, please let us know).

Pledge $200.00 or more per documentary!

(Limited 10 of 10 left)
EPIC FEEDBACK & BRAINSTORM LEGENDARY FAN PACKAGE:

We will schedule one private Google Hangout or Skype chat a month where we will give you constructive feedback on your latest creative endeavor, brainstorm a project new project or idea, or just talk about whatever you want.You will be invited to one group Google Hangout discussion a month (where we can talk about everything from making documentary videos to interviewing amazing performing artists (filmmakers, animators, painters, dancers, clowns, circus artists, vaudevillians and many more) from all around the world, or just talk about whatever the group discussion evolves into.We will design and send you one new t-shirt a year for as long as you continue to support us at this level on Patreon.You get HD digital downloads of EVERY video you help support.You get an "I SUPPORT BLIGHT PRODUCTIONS!" t-shirt.You will be invited to join our exclusive FB group "Documenting Creativity" where you will be able to interact with us directly and influence what artists we interview, document & profile, as well as, contribute to the questions we ask them.You get two limited edition "A FOOL'S IDEA" posters.We will send you two original stickers, so you can show the world your passion for the arts.You also gain access to exclusive video content (additional interview footage & behind-the-scenes stuff) available to ($10 or greater) supporters only.You will be listed in the credits of each video you help support (If you wish to remain anonymous, please let us know).You will be publicly "thanked" on the websites. (By default, we will automatically list your name, if you wish to remain anonymous, please let us know).
See More
Edit Post
Title
Text
Privacy

© 2014 Patreon, Inc.