Hatikvah Films are creating films that inspire and bring hope
5
patrons
$26
per month
Hatikvah Film Trust– Bringing messages of hope in online media

Hello Friends,

Welcome to our newly launched Patreon community!

We are making radical changes as a ministry, and we are excited to share our news and our vision with you!

In 2016 Film and TV streaming and downloads overtook DVD sales for the first time. Hatikvah needs to extend its reach and respond to the way people view content in an online world.

Vision
: Developing free-to-view, relevant, Biblically-based content available online.
Purpose: To inform, educate and challenge, primarily over issues relating to Israel from a Gospel perspective and at a time of increasing anti-semitism in Britain, to bring an informed biblical perspective to an increasingly divided nation. We also plan to introduce regular topical video content addressing the acutely divided state of our Nation, with its huge polarisation on issues of sex, gender, sanctity of life, marriage, and the highly charged debate around Brexit.

We are creating a Christian YouTube platform to serve as a hub for the UK (and beyond) to point people to THE HOPE - The Hope that Israel, the Church, and the world have through Jesus the Messiah. The frequent videos we plan to post will be offering hope in the storm of current events with news updates and Biblical insights. We envision it as a hub for Biblical teaching and understanding of Israel in the context of the whole Bible. A place to ask, answer, and discuss thought-provoking questions. A resource for equipping the church in practical ways to advocate, support, and share the HOPE. We also see it as a very important resource for the many smaller cell-groups and gatherings who have become disillusioned with established denominational religion and desperately need teaching, encouragement and focus.

In the media business, diminishing DVD sales from documentaries don’t pay the bills anymore. DVD’s as a medium are phasing out very quickly. The time is now for a new way of challenging the prevailing culture and changing mind-sets.
Rationale:
  • Despair and lack of vision in the nation and the nations – a need for now
  • A marked absence of biblically faithful teaching on Israel and current affairs
  • People of all beliefs and none are seeking explanations of the current chaos
  • Responding to a 24/7 global market, moving away from increasingly obsolete DVD format
  • Reaching a new demographic (millennials, digital natives)
  • Using current affairs to engage people with the Gospel
  • Existing content is directly relevant to unfolding world events
  • A radical move to put Hatikvah ‘ahead of the curve’ as Christian media content providers
  • Topical in the extreme – an idea whose time has come

This Patreon community is for people who want to help sustain our ability and freedom to give HaTikvah (The Hope), to those who have no Hope. Our biggest hindrance in doing that has been regular sustainable financial resourcing of the work. We have tried #Film4aFiver which worked for a season but many buyers simply decided to delay their purchase until we put the film they wanted on sale for £5.

For an overview of how Patreon works in general, there’s a great primer HERE to explain how it works. Essentially: you provide Patreon with your credit/debit card or PayPal details. These are stored on high security servers and you are charged £1 (or more, as you choose) at the end of every month as a way of supporting Hatikvah Films and our collaborators in film production. Your support also helps us to fund our modest operating costs and overheads in order to sustain this flow of work.

THE VIDEO UP TOP gives you a sample of the quality and production values of Hatikvah Films content. Please keep in mind as you watch the fact that ALMOST NONE OF THIS WORK IS COMMERCIALLY VIABLE in a market where DVDs are phasing out! There’s really no practical way in today’s media marketplace to generate a significant income from a YouTube video with a few thousand views, or a webcast of a piece about the Bible and its relevance to us in the 21<sup>st</sup> century. Yet, our heart is to create and share great content that challenges, inspires and gives HOPE. It is absolutely vital that we reach and influence large numbers of people in a way which would simply not be possible using a DVD or video streaming sales model. In much the same way that the creation of many great historic works of art, sculpture and writing would not have been possible without Patronage, in this endeavour we need to harness this same concept if we are to impact people’s spiritual lives with messages of TRUTH and HOPE. Aims:

  • Speak to non-believers as well as believers.
  • To secure 10,000 subscribers and 1000 patrons in year one.
  • These numbers eminently achievable (existing followers across all platforms 5000)
  • Self-funding within 2 years through subscriptions
  • Again, eminently achievable @ £3 per month from 1000 subscribers becomingpatrons
  • Others in specific sectors have achieved this e.g. former army chaplain Kevin Morris’ MC Rider channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/kevinmorris22
  • Exponential reach by generating likes and re-tweets etc.
  • Create a platform to place Hatikvah on a sustainable funding basis
  • Direct resources for creation of new content available in shorter segments reflecting the way people now view online content.
  • Funding from paying patrons and life-changing messages for those viewers and subscribers who can’t (third world, the poor etc.)
Market:
  • Testing and evidence indicates a ready market. Our first experiment - to make ‘Betrayal of the Jews’ freely available online has resulted in 68,000 views. A second 4-minute film clip uploaded for free viewing has had 49,000 views.

Patreon is a great platform for organizing this concept, having the huge advantage of allowing patrons on a limited budget, who perhaps can only afford £1 per month to become involved in this important work. There is no risk of being overcharged and the system allows individuals with greater resources to give, the opportunity to support at a higher monthly level.

The story of the ‘widows mite’ reminds us of the great value of our £1 patrons as well as our £1,000 patrons. Every pound, dollar, or euro counts. It provides an opportunity to donate in a way which allows all to freely enjoy the top-quality content that HatikvahFilms provides. This is a community in which everybody pitches in whatever they can. It is essential that EVERYBODY, including those who simply cannot afford to support us through Patreon, can get online and be challenged by our messages of Hope and inspired to pursue holiness.

More good news: this will enable us to employ and sustain other Creatives in the evangelical world who will help us to create this content for our online platforms. In these days of diminishing arts-funding this is essential if we are to provide the volume and variety of quality content needed.

This Patreon landing page is our starting point, our homebase which will enable us to keep you in the loop. We want you to be part of our community as we seek to communicate the Good News effectively. We will ask questions, and we need your input and feedback. We will read and consider every comment, because we care passionately about work and this community.

So, whether you’ve known of Hatikvah Films for years, or have recently purchased your very first documentary from us (or one of our partners through AO Vision) - we invite you to join us on this adventure - bringing The Hope and The Life to all those we meet both in person and online.

ARE YOU READY? Then let’s go….

A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step!
Tiers
Inspirational Team Member
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
The suggested pledge is $5, but as little as $1 will get you access to some of the very best of HatikvahFilms work.
You'll  also get access to our Patreon activity stream, where we'll post our current projects, as well as early  information on new projects as they develop.
Thank you for Supporting Hatikvah Films
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
$5 a month is a great way to support our 'Have I got GOOD NEWS for you' programme. We believe The Hope is alive and well. In this generation people all around are looking for Hope. Help us, help them find it.  You get all of  the above plus
 

You'll also get access to our Patreon activity stream, where we'll post  our current projects, as well as early  information on new projects as  they develop.

Hebrew Word Study
$50 or more per month 0 of 100 patrons
$50 a month is a great way to support our Monthly 'Biblical Hebrew Word Study,' especially if you consume the content through YouTube. You get all of the above plus
You'll also get access to our Patreon activity stream, where we'll post our current projects, as well as early  information on new projects as they develop.
Goals
$26 of $35 per month
We love 'GOOD' coffee. 'Nes' in Hebrew means 'Miracle' - NesCafe and so we love to provide our staff with good coffee not Miracle Coffee to fuel them throughout the day in their creativity. Can you be the one to help us in ensuring that we have no-one sleeping in the 'Hatikvah films' office?
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Hatikvah Film Trust– Bringing messages of hope in online media

Hello Friends,

Welcome to our newly launched Patreon community!

We are making radical changes as a ministry, and we are excited to share our news and our vision with you!

In 2016 Film and TV streaming and downloads overtook DVD sales for the first time. Hatikvah needs to extend its reach and respond to the way people view content in an online world.

Vision
: Developing free-to-view, relevant, Biblically-based content available online.
Purpose: To inform, educate and challenge, primarily over issues relating to Israel from a Gospel perspective and at a time of increasing anti-semitism in Britain, to bring an informed biblical perspective to an increasingly divided nation. We also plan to introduce regular topical video content addressing the acutely divided state of our Nation, with its huge polarisation on issues of sex, gender, sanctity of life, marriage, and the highly charged debate around Brexit.

We are creating a Christian YouTube platform to serve as a hub for the UK (and beyond) to point people to THE HOPE - The Hope that Israel, the Church, and the world have through Jesus the Messiah. The frequent videos we plan to post will be offering hope in the storm of current events with news updates and Biblical insights. We envision it as a hub for Biblical teaching and understanding of Israel in the context of the whole Bible. A place to ask, answer, and discuss thought-provoking questions. A resource for equipping the church in practical ways to advocate, support, and share the HOPE. We also see it as a very important resource for the many smaller cell-groups and gatherings who have become disillusioned with established denominational religion and desperately need teaching, encouragement and focus.

In the media business, diminishing DVD sales from documentaries don’t pay the bills anymore. DVD’s as a medium are phasing out very quickly. The time is now for a new way of challenging the prevailing culture and changing mind-sets.
Rationale:
  • Despair and lack of vision in the nation and the nations – a need for now
  • A marked absence of biblically faithful teaching on Israel and current affairs
  • People of all beliefs and none are seeking explanations of the current chaos
  • Responding to a 24/7 global market, moving away from increasingly obsolete DVD format
  • Reaching a new demographic (millennials, digital natives)
  • Using current affairs to engage people with the Gospel
  • Existing content is directly relevant to unfolding world events
  • A radical move to put Hatikvah ‘ahead of the curve’ as Christian media content providers
  • Topical in the extreme – an idea whose time has come

This Patreon community is for people who want to help sustain our ability and freedom to give HaTikvah (The Hope), to those who have no Hope. Our biggest hindrance in doing that has been regular sustainable financial resourcing of the work. We have tried #Film4aFiver which worked for a season but many buyers simply decided to delay their purchase until we put the film they wanted on sale for £5.

For an overview of how Patreon works in general, there’s a great primer HERE to explain how it works. Essentially: you provide Patreon with your credit/debit card or PayPal details. These are stored on high security servers and you are charged £1 (or more, as you choose) at the end of every month as a way of supporting Hatikvah Films and our collaborators in film production. Your support also helps us to fund our modest operating costs and overheads in order to sustain this flow of work.

THE VIDEO UP TOP gives you a sample of the quality and production values of Hatikvah Films content. Please keep in mind as you watch the fact that ALMOST NONE OF THIS WORK IS COMMERCIALLY VIABLE in a market where DVDs are phasing out! There’s really no practical way in today’s media marketplace to generate a significant income from a YouTube video with a few thousand views, or a webcast of a piece about the Bible and its relevance to us in the 21<sup>st</sup> century. Yet, our heart is to create and share great content that challenges, inspires and gives HOPE. It is absolutely vital that we reach and influence large numbers of people in a way which would simply not be possible using a DVD or video streaming sales model. In much the same way that the creation of many great historic works of art, sculpture and writing would not have been possible without Patronage, in this endeavour we need to harness this same concept if we are to impact people’s spiritual lives with messages of TRUTH and HOPE. Aims:

  • Speak to non-believers as well as believers.
  • To secure 10,000 subscribers and 1000 patrons in year one.
  • These numbers eminently achievable (existing followers across all platforms 5000)
  • Self-funding within 2 years through subscriptions
  • Again, eminently achievable @ £3 per month from 1000 subscribers becomingpatrons
  • Others in specific sectors have achieved this e.g. former army chaplain Kevin Morris’ MC Rider channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/kevinmorris22
  • Exponential reach by generating likes and re-tweets etc.
  • Create a platform to place Hatikvah on a sustainable funding basis
  • Direct resources for creation of new content available in shorter segments reflecting the way people now view online content.
  • Funding from paying patrons and life-changing messages for those viewers and subscribers who can’t (third world, the poor etc.)
Market:
  • Testing and evidence indicates a ready market. Our first experiment - to make ‘Betrayal of the Jews’ freely available online has resulted in 68,000 views. A second 4-minute film clip uploaded for free viewing has had 49,000 views.

Patreon is a great platform for organizing this concept, having the huge advantage of allowing patrons on a limited budget, who perhaps can only afford £1 per month to become involved in this important work. There is no risk of being overcharged and the system allows individuals with greater resources to give, the opportunity to support at a higher monthly level.

The story of the ‘widows mite’ reminds us of the great value of our £1 patrons as well as our £1,000 patrons. Every pound, dollar, or euro counts. It provides an opportunity to donate in a way which allows all to freely enjoy the top-quality content that HatikvahFilms provides. This is a community in which everybody pitches in whatever they can. It is essential that EVERYBODY, including those who simply cannot afford to support us through Patreon, can get online and be challenged by our messages of Hope and inspired to pursue holiness.

More good news: this will enable us to employ and sustain other Creatives in the evangelical world who will help us to create this content for our online platforms. In these days of diminishing arts-funding this is essential if we are to provide the volume and variety of quality content needed.

This Patreon landing page is our starting point, our homebase which will enable us to keep you in the loop. We want you to be part of our community as we seek to communicate the Good News effectively. We will ask questions, and we need your input and feedback. We will read and consider every comment, because we care passionately about work and this community.

So, whether you’ve known of Hatikvah Films for years, or have recently purchased your very first documentary from us (or one of our partners through AO Vision) - we invite you to join us on this adventure - bringing The Hope and The Life to all those we meet both in person and online.

ARE YOU READY? Then let’s go….

A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step!

Recent posts by Hatikvah Films

Tiers
Inspirational Team Member
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
The suggested pledge is $5, but as little as $1 will get you access to some of the very best of HatikvahFilms work.
You'll  also get access to our Patreon activity stream, where we'll post our current projects, as well as early  information on new projects as they develop.
Thank you for Supporting Hatikvah Films
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
$5 a month is a great way to support our 'Have I got GOOD NEWS for you' programme. We believe The Hope is alive and well. In this generation people all around are looking for Hope. Help us, help them find it.  You get all of  the above plus
 

You'll also get access to our Patreon activity stream, where we'll post  our current projects, as well as early  information on new projects as  they develop.

Hebrew Word Study
$50 or more per month 0 of 100 patrons
$50 a month is a great way to support our Monthly 'Biblical Hebrew Word Study,' especially if you consume the content through YouTube. You get all of the above plus
You'll also get access to our Patreon activity stream, where we'll post our current projects, as well as early  information on new projects as they develop.