Adrian Țofei

is creating Movies

Select a membership level

Basic
$1
per month
  • exclusive production insights, behind-the-scenes & updates for Patrons only (never-shared info, pictures & videos)
  • watch my first movie for free via private link (Be My Cat: A Film for Anne)
  • advance towards the benefits in the next levels (for example, in 5 months you get the Bronze benefits)
Bronze
$5
per month
  • watch my upcoming movie for free via private link before the commercial release (We Put the World to Sleep)
  • watch my first movie for free via private link (Be My Cat: A Film for Anne)
  • exclusive production insights, behind-the-scenes & updates for Patrons only (never-shared info, pictures & videos)
  • advance towards the benefits in the next levels (for example, in 3 months you get the Silver benefits)
Silver
$15
per month
  • Thanks credit (onscreen & IMDb) in my upcoming movie (We Put the World to Sleep)
  • watch my entire trilogy for free via private links before the commercial release (Be My Cat, We Put the World to Sleep, Dr. Frankenstein)
  • exclusive production insights, behind-the-scenes & updates for Patrons only (never-shared info, pictures & videos)
  • advance towards the benefits in the next levels (for example, in 5 months you get the Platinum benefits)

29

patrons

About

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, now I'm in post-production with my second film, the apocalyptic feature We Put the World to Sleep, and I'm also developing my third feature, Dr. Frankenstein.

My goal is to create an ambitious meta-cinema trilogy and then re-edit all tree films (which have intertwined universes & characters) into one single ultra-realistic, meta & metaphysical movie.

Why do I need your support on Patreon?

My filmmaking method 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. There is no script, only 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 impossible to work in the system this way. Since there’s no 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 processes. 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. I'm currently editing We Put the World to Sleep, it's going to last months, during which I also need to promote it and to develop my third movie, Dr. Frankenstein. I'm also doing regular researches and updates to my lists of Top 250 International Film Festivals + Submission TipsTop 100 Genre Film Festivals + Submission Tips, used by numerous filmmakers worldwide. Therefore I decided to join Patreon and ask for your monthly support to be able to successfully continue all my projects and make uncompromising movies without the fear of running out of money for basic necessities like rent or food. 

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)!
3. You get officially credited onscreen and on IMDb 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. (new!) We connect one-on-one via video calls or voice calls (at your choice) to chat about anything you want, ask me questions, get professional advice on acting & filmmaking, or just to say hi! Looking forward to meeting you all!

Let's say you contribute $5 a month for the Bronze level. You get all the benefits listed there, but after 3 months you also get the Silver level benefits, after 7 months you get the Gold level benefits, and so on!

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: The exclusive updates are the same for every level. The difference is that by choosing a higher level you'll get faster the higher rewards.

Note 3: 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 1st day of the next month when you would get charged again.

Note 4: 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!

Note 5: The duration and frequency of the one-on-one video calls or voice calls do not have a fixed value, but I trust your common sense. :) I can find time for in-depth talks with my top patrons, even offer regular professional advice on acting or filmmaking, but not daily & not for hours because I won't have time for my own projects, ha ha.


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

Find out more about me on my official site: adriantofei.com

Official trailer of my first movie:


Goals
29 of 50 patrons
Basic Support II. When I reach 50 patrons, I'll be able to cover half of the urgent expenses related to my film projects.
2 of 6
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 9 exclusive posts
19
Images
5
Writings
1
Video
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 9 exclusive posts
19
Images
5
Writings
1
Video

Recent posts by Adrian Țofei

How it works

Get started in 2 minutes

Choose a membership
Sign up
Add a payment method
Get benefits