Adrian Țofei

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  • exclusive updates for Patrons only (production insights, exclusive LIVE Q&As, behind-the-scenes & more)
  • watch my first movie Be My Cat: A Film for Anne worldwide via private link
  • advance towards the benefits in the next levels (for example, in 2 months you get the Bronze benefits)

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  • watch my entire trilogy worldwide via private links (Be My Cat instantly, We Put the World to Sleep after release, Dr. Frankenstein after release)
  • exclusive updates for Patrons only (production insights, exclusive LIVE Q&As, behind-the-scenes & more)
  • advance towards the benefits in the next levels (for example, in 3 months you get the Silver benefits)

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  • Thanks credit (onscreen & IMDb) in my upcoming movie We Put the World to Sleep
  • watch my entire trilogy via private links (Be My Cat instantly, We Put the World to Sleep after release, Dr. Frankenstein after release)
  • exclusive updates for Patrons only (production insights, exclusive LIVE Q&As, behind-the-scenes & more)
  • advance towards the benefits in the next levels (for example, in 10 months you get the Premium benefits)

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About Adrian Țofei

Hi, everyone, I'm an independent filmmaker & actor, I made Romania's first found footage horror movie, Be My Cat: A Film for Annewhich won multiple awards and critical acclaim and is now considered a cult film, I'm currently editing my second feature, the apocalyptic We Put the World to Sleep, and I'm also developing my third feature, Dr. Frankenstein, plus a secret project and a direct sequel to Be My Cat

My goal is to create an ambitious meta-cinema trilogy out of Be My Cat, We Put the World to Sleep and Dr. Frankenstein, and then re-edit all tree feature films (which have intertwined universes & characters) into one single ultra-realistic, meta & metaphysical movie! (Update: this might also include the new Be My Cat direct sequel project, which was not in plan when I fist came up with the meta-cinema trilogy idea)

Why do I need your support on Patreon?

My filmmaking method usually consists of working for months on an alternative psychological reality for the actors including myself, partially living in character, so that when we start improvising, I mainly need to record the unfolding events and to make sure the improvisation goes in the right direction. The script mostly consists of plot points. I shoot tens of hours of footage guerrilla style and then I watch the footage like a documentary filmmaker would and I create the details of the story in post-production during a long editing process.

This method of filmmaking leads to incredibly creative and realistic results in terms of both acting and storytelling, but it’s almost impossible to work in the system this way. Since there’s no traditional script, I have no traditional ways to convince investors and production companies to finance my films, other than the success of my previous works. Therefore I rely on your support: the people who appreciate my films and trust my method. Your monthly contributions are essential to my survival as an indie filmmaker working outside of the system.

I usually do crowdfunding campaigns to raise the movies' budgets, but those are not designed to support me during all the months of continuous development and editing. Most of the time I work 12 hours a day and there's no way for me to have another paid job, otherwise I wouldn't be able to finish my films. Therefore I depend on your monthly support to be able to continue to make uncompromising movies.

I'm also regularly researching film festivals and updating my lists of Top 250 International Film Festivals + Submission TipsTop 100 Genre Film Festivals + Submission Tips which are used by numerous filmmakers worldwide.

What do you get for supporting me on Patreon?

1. You get to watch my movies for free before release (worldwide via private links) and even contribute to the final versions with your feedback! 
2. You get exclusive production insights, behind-the-scenes & updates for Patrons only (never-shared info, pictures and videos) + VIP updates for cast & crew only!
3. You get officially credited onscreen and on IMDb, TMDb & Letterboxd with Thanks, Special Thanks, Very Special Thanks, and even as Associate Producer or Executive Producer!
4. You get invitations to attend the movie premieres as part of the team!
5. We connect live in exclusive LIVE Q&A sessions for Patrons only! 

I'm using Patreon in an unusual way, giving rewards according to the total amount contributed, not the monthly amount. Therefore, if, for example, you contribute $5 a month for the Bronze level, on top of the rewards you get for that level, in 3 months you also get the rewards for the $15 Silver level, in 7 months you also get the rewards for the $35 Gold level, and so on. The rewards written in bold on every level are those offered extra compared to the previous level.

If, for example, you'd like to get an official Patreon Producer credit in my upcoming film plus other extra benefits, you can contribute directly for the $150 Premium level, or you can contribute multiple months for a lower level till you reach $150 total contributions. 

Note 1: You won't see yourself upgraded to a different level on your Patreon account. I will instead keep track of your total contributions and award you the benefits in the corresponding higher levels. Patreon has different contribution levels for creators that publish monthly works of different values, but since I make a movie once in a couple of years, I came up with this method of awarding benefits according to the total amount.

Note 2: If you want to make a one time donation as opposed to monthly contributions, just wait for the receipt email the first time you contribute, then cancel the pledge before the first day of the next month when you would get charged again. Or support me directly via 
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Note 3: Canceling your pledge doesn't affect in any way the perks you haven't yet received. I have your email and the full list of all your past contributions and will use that to deliver all your perks! You can also return to supporting me anytime and I'll consider your past donations as well in calculating your total for higher rewards.


Become my Patron today with $1/month or more and please share! Thank you so much! 

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Official trailer of my first movie:


Goals
$223.94 of $250 per month
Basic Support. When I reach $250/month, I'll be able to cover half of the urgent expenses related to my film projects!
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 24 exclusive posts
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Images
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Livestream
19
Writings
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Video

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