Joel Gunz is creating the Alfred Hitchcock Geekiverse
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patrons

Good evening.

The best way to talk about movies is with moving pictures. This infotaining web series incorporates movie clips, hard-to-find behind-the-scenes footage and rare interviews that I've collected over the years to bring Alfred Hitchcock to life. For years, I've been championing his work online, in classrooms and on speaking gigs everywhere from Broadway to the Beaverton Public Library. I'm now bringing the Master of Cinema to a wider world of film lovers, fans, nerds, geeks, teachers, students and filmmakers. I can't do this all alone; your help is essential!

FOR THAT, IN ADVANCE, I THANK YOU! This is an extremely ambitious project. Your monthly support will be used for video equipment upgrades, to pay my talented pro team and to support the many hours of research and production that go into each carefully crafted project. In return, you get access to a range of exclusive rewards.


Even the minimum pledge can go a long way.

Patreon: What? Why?

Patreon is a crowdfunding platform whose monthly subscription model makes it possible to bring cool stuff into the world—and make a living at it. I love that Patreon leans towards smaller pledges. A $2 pledge truly can go a long way—and don't worry, you can quit any time! Here's more detail.

Beyond the geekery.

I also write humorous pieces, art theory and memoirs for The Big Smoke, McSweeney's Internet Tendency and a variety of Medium publications. I paint and create mixed-media art. Stay tuned for my 360 VR film, now in post-production! As a patron, you'll be in the know on all of it. Plans are in the works to deliver some of these creations to your front door.

*Alfred Hitchcock caricature used by permission of Alfred Hitchcock, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Tiers
Tip Jar + All the News
$2 or more per month
Ah, so you like my writing about Alfred Hitchcock, along with what you've seen on The Big Smoke, Medium.com and elsewhere. You, my friend, are why I do it. Thank you for your support! For your patronage, I'm honored to help you stay abreast of my work, while pointing you to art, articles and other items that I've been finding valuable.
  • Get my monthly newsletter.
Video briefs
$3 or more per month
You're a fellow geek. That's rad and I thank you! Gain exclusive passage to these fun and informative quick cuts.
  • Patron-only access to Freak the Geek video briefs. Name any Hollywood movie, and I'll show you Hitch's influence on it! (1x/month)
  • Patron-only access to Mailbag video briefs, where I tackle your questions with well-researched—or just highly opinionated—answers! (1X/month)
  • Get my monthly newsletter.
HitchGeek Academy
$10 or more per month
Whether you're as big a Hitchcock geek as me, or if you just like to nerd out on movies, this is the reward level for you! Get exclusive access to longer videos that break down Hitchcock’s innovative and profound movie magic. Watch them on your own—or, if you're a teacher, use them in your classes. This is a massive project, and your generosity makes it a reality. Much gratitude. 
  • Patron-only access to HitchGeek Academy videos! (2X/month) 
  • At the end of one year, you'll get an official diploma from the University of Bandrika!
  • Plus all rewards from previous levels!
Movie Night + Cool Stuff in the Mail
$15 or more per month
One of the great benefits of Hitch Geekery has been getting to know some really cool and smart film fans from around the world—people just like you. Let's take that to the next level.
  • Join my online Patreon-only community for a monthly Movie Night! We'll watch a movie together and have a fun and insightful discussion while it plays.
  • Get quarterly gifts: coffee mugs, posters, ebooks and more!
  • Plus all rewards from previous levels!
Private Talk or Lecture
$50 or more per month
This is huge, and I'm thrilled and humbled by your support. As a pillar of the Hitchcock Geek community, you deserve something extra special for you and your people. No class or group of your own? No problem! I'd love to work with you to bring Hitchcock's genius to a new generation of movie nerds. Pick a deserving school, and I'll make sure you get mad props for your generosity.
  • Let's choose a theme and I’ll visit your group—in person (locally) or via live video stream—for a lecture and Q&A session! (1X per year.) 
  • Plus all rewards from the previous levels!
Goals
20 of 200 patrons
Have you tired of hearing my echo-ey voice and putting up with that jumpy-jerky editing? Me too! Let's up our movie magic game with the purchase of a lavalier mic, a teleprompter, a green screen and a decent lighting setup!
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Good evening.

The best way to talk about movies is with moving pictures. This infotaining web series incorporates movie clips, hard-to-find behind-the-scenes footage and rare interviews that I've collected over the years to bring Alfred Hitchcock to life. For years, I've been championing his work online, in classrooms and on speaking gigs everywhere from Broadway to the Beaverton Public Library. I'm now bringing the Master of Cinema to a wider world of film lovers, fans, nerds, geeks, teachers, students and filmmakers. I can't do this all alone; your help is essential!

FOR THAT, IN ADVANCE, I THANK YOU! This is an extremely ambitious project. Your monthly support will be used for video equipment upgrades, to pay my talented pro team and to support the many hours of research and production that go into each carefully crafted project. In return, you get access to a range of exclusive rewards.


Even the minimum pledge can go a long way.

Patreon: What? Why?

Patreon is a crowdfunding platform whose monthly subscription model makes it possible to bring cool stuff into the world—and make a living at it. I love that Patreon leans towards smaller pledges. A $2 pledge truly can go a long way—and don't worry, you can quit any time! Here's more detail.

Beyond the geekery.

I also write humorous pieces, art theory and memoirs for The Big Smoke, McSweeney's Internet Tendency and a variety of Medium publications. I paint and create mixed-media art. Stay tuned for my 360 VR film, now in post-production! As a patron, you'll be in the know on all of it. Plans are in the works to deliver some of these creations to your front door.

*Alfred Hitchcock caricature used by permission of Alfred Hitchcock, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Tiers
Tip Jar + All the News
$2 or more per month
Ah, so you like my writing about Alfred Hitchcock, along with what you've seen on The Big Smoke, Medium.com and elsewhere. You, my friend, are why I do it. Thank you for your support! For your patronage, I'm honored to help you stay abreast of my work, while pointing you to art, articles and other items that I've been finding valuable.
  • Get my monthly newsletter.
Video briefs
$3 or more per month
You're a fellow geek. That's rad and I thank you! Gain exclusive passage to these fun and informative quick cuts.
  • Patron-only access to Freak the Geek video briefs. Name any Hollywood movie, and I'll show you Hitch's influence on it! (1x/month)
  • Patron-only access to Mailbag video briefs, where I tackle your questions with well-researched—or just highly opinionated—answers! (1X/month)
  • Get my monthly newsletter.
HitchGeek Academy
$10 or more per month
Whether you're as big a Hitchcock geek as me, or if you just like to nerd out on movies, this is the reward level for you! Get exclusive access to longer videos that break down Hitchcock’s innovative and profound movie magic. Watch them on your own—or, if you're a teacher, use them in your classes. This is a massive project, and your generosity makes it a reality. Much gratitude. 
  • Patron-only access to HitchGeek Academy videos! (2X/month) 
  • At the end of one year, you'll get an official diploma from the University of Bandrika!
  • Plus all rewards from previous levels!
Movie Night + Cool Stuff in the Mail
$15 or more per month
One of the great benefits of Hitch Geekery has been getting to know some really cool and smart film fans from around the world—people just like you. Let's take that to the next level.
  • Join my online Patreon-only community for a monthly Movie Night! We'll watch a movie together and have a fun and insightful discussion while it plays.
  • Get quarterly gifts: coffee mugs, posters, ebooks and more!
  • Plus all rewards from previous levels!
Private Talk or Lecture
$50 or more per month
This is huge, and I'm thrilled and humbled by your support. As a pillar of the Hitchcock Geek community, you deserve something extra special for you and your people. No class or group of your own? No problem! I'd love to work with you to bring Hitchcock's genius to a new generation of movie nerds. Pick a deserving school, and I'll make sure you get mad props for your generosity.
  • Let's choose a theme and I’ll visit your group—in person (locally) or via live video stream—for a lecture and Q&A session! (1X per year.) 
  • Plus all rewards from the previous levels!