is creating 'Film Analysis' Video Essays

Select a membership level

Supporting MSF
per creation
Firstly, a huge thanks for helping support this channel:

  • Join my Patreon only Discord page and engage in regular conversations with me about film. 
  • You will also have access to 5 private videos shown in my Patreon trailer which cover my book collection, office tour, and various Q + A's. 
Includes Discord benefits
    Extra Content
    per creation
    In addition to my Discord page and 5 private videos you'll get:

    • A Video Essay Tutorial that takes you step-by-step through my creative process as I make a new video, from beginning to end. This vlog style video covers the creation of my 'Phantom Thread' video. 
    Includes Discord benefits
      Early Access
      per creation
      In addition to my Discord page, 5 private videos and Video Essay Tutorial, you will be get:

      • Early access to all new videos. I will send you the unlisted link to watch and comment the day before it comes out. 

      Includes Discord benefits




        per creation


                      Hi, my names Darren and welcome to MUST SEE FILMS.

        My name is Darren Foley and I am a self taught filmmaker based in Scotland. This channel is a by-product of my own study of film. As I document my journey I aim to share educational and entraining video essays that really dig into why films work. These can range from in-depth film analysis, deconstructing the narrative of a film and exploring filmmaking techniques.

        Patreon is a platform that lets you directly support the work of creators. You can select an amount that will be charged monthly.

        Running this channel does have some small logistical costs like web hosting, domain names, voice over equipment etc but I love creating these videos and engaging with other like-minded people through the channel that I would do it for free. The support from Patreon really just covers my time. Making these videos is a full-time job and I already have a full-time job so I am constantly navigating the balance of creating and stealing time whenever I can. For every video I watch the film multiple times, takes notes, research, read the screenplay, write multiple drafts of the transcript, record the audio, mix the sound, gather footage and music, edit, upload, create personalised thumbnails and then try to share and promote the video after its release. So it does end up being a very time consuming process, however I enjoy it and I’m always trying to get better with each videos. In order to create weekly videos I typically do one longer more in-depth one followed by a smaller video focused more on a specific scene or idea.

        If you pledge any amount, even $1, you get full access to my Discord page which is like a chat room we can talk film and creativity plus extra content, 5 private videos, that take you behind the scenes of these videos.

        At the $3 level I have created a detailed tutorial video that takes you step-by-step through the creation of an entire video from start to finish, its a behind the scenes vlog style video.

        The $5 level lets you gain early access to new videos, I will send you the unlisted link to the video the day before it comes out, you’ll be the first to watch and comment.

        The $10 level lets you join a monthly Google Hangout to talk film, narrative, Q + A, anything you want. This happens on the last Sunday of every month.

        There really seems to be a huge appetite for self education and the study of films, which is exactly how I learnt everything I know now. Youtube as a platform has been a great place to create a community of like-minded people who share a love for film, learning and self improvement and its very exciting to be able to contribute to that conversation. Sharing my journey and lessons with you make its more exciting and I’m very grateful for any support along this uncertain road of creativity.


        $66.60 of $500 per creation
        Ill be able to take less freelance filming jobs and make this channel my main focus. 

        1 of 2

        Become a patron to

        Unlock 18 exclusive posts
        Be part of the community
        Connect via private message

        Recent posts by MUST SEE FILMS

        How it works

        Get started in 2 minutes

        Choose a membership
        Sign up
        Add a payment method
        Get benefits