Distant Signal is creating films, documentaries and vlogs
5

patrons

$23
per Video
Distant Signal is a film production company created by me, Phil Abatecola.  At Distant Signal I believe in telling original stories and making original films on YouTube that reflect the philosophy of "Personal Filmmaking", where the stories are intimate, a little idiosyncratic, but above all, rely on personal experience and vision to inform the stories and visual choices.

Beginning with Milkshake, an award nominated (best sound) digital series, and continuing with Darkness Calls and Dollar for Dollar, everything I create is designed to give my audience experiences that are a refreshing departure from the usual commercial fare found throughout Hollywood and even the YouTube universe.

WHAT YOU GET
As a Patron I want to reward you with exclusive bonuses unavailable to the public.
  • Access to our newest films and digital series 24 - 72 hours before they go live to the public
  • Newsletters, giving you a glimpse of what's going on in the deep recesses of our minds
  • Scripts, director notes, props and wardrobe, from our productions
  • Live-stream hangout 
  • Shout-outs for you - and your channel if you wish - on the Distant Signal's social channels
  • Exclusive, behind the scenes videos - some of which will only ever be available to patrons

WHY I NEED YOUR PATRONAGE
Making films is a full time job for me.  By day, I work on actual TV shows, helping tell stories seen by millions of people.  So, developing, shooting, and editing Distant Signal's content so that you can watch them for free consumes a tremendous amount of my time, money and resources.  

Through your patronage, I can deliver on the backlog of stories with a greater ability to pay for locations, equipment, crew, wardrobe, props and even advertising.  This all translates into more entertainment for you.

FREQUENCY
Right now, my schedule is erratic, due to having to split my time making TV and then coming home to make these films for Distant Signal.  As things progress, and with enough patronage, the hope is that they become regular as I am able to dedicate more of my time.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST
If any of the rewards aren't floating your boat or you have any suggestions, please feel free to let me know what you want and what you'd like to see.

FOLLOW ME!
Instagram: @Distant_Signal
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/adistantsignal
Steemit: https://www.steemit.com/@distantsignal
Tiers
Signal One
$1 or more per Video 1 patron
For the first tier you'll get a credit either in the low bar or in a credit roll.
Signal Two
$2 or more per Video 4 patrons
Monthly Email From DS Creator, Phil Be the first to get a sneak peek at upcoming productions and insider information about what’s going on behind the scenes - direct from Phil himself.
Signal Boost
$5 or more per Video 1 patron
Exclusive, behind the scenes videos, the DS Vlog where creator, Phil catches you up on everything going on with Distant Signa'ls shows and himself. Whether he’s wrapping up a film or watching one - you’ll get the inside scoop.

You'll also receive the neo noir eBook novella Irreplaceable, written by Phil and fellow DS creator Mark Gonzales just for signing up! Check it out on Amazon!
Direct Connect
$10 or more per Video 0 patrons
Patreon Live Chat
Chat with Distant Signal creator Phil - with surprise guests - once a month via the Patreon app (available on iPhone and Android.) Get a push notification every time Phil “goes live” and chat with him about anything you want. Think of it like a group text with Phil, other guests and fans.  Be sure to turn keep push notifications on for the Patreon app!
Message Received
$15 or more per Video 1 patron
Receive a video shout out from Distant Signal and Phil to thank you.  If you have a YouTube channel or other social media channels you want us to mention let us know.
The Download
$25 or more per Video 0 of 10 patrons
Original, various production materials, signed by its creators.  Scripts, shot lists, shooting notes, actor and director with their notes (should there be any) and production books that may be created.
Goals
$23 of $50 per Video
Feeding people isn't cheap, and besides money, it's one of the surest ways to keep our cast and crew happy.
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Distant Signal is a film production company created by me, Phil Abatecola.  At Distant Signal I believe in telling original stories and making original films on YouTube that reflect the philosophy of "Personal Filmmaking", where the stories are intimate, a little idiosyncratic, but above all, rely on personal experience and vision to inform the stories and visual choices.

Beginning with Milkshake, an award nominated (best sound) digital series, and continuing with Darkness Calls and Dollar for Dollar, everything I create is designed to give my audience experiences that are a refreshing departure from the usual commercial fare found throughout Hollywood and even the YouTube universe.

WHAT YOU GET
As a Patron I want to reward you with exclusive bonuses unavailable to the public.
  • Access to our newest films and digital series 24 - 72 hours before they go live to the public
  • Newsletters, giving you a glimpse of what's going on in the deep recesses of our minds
  • Scripts, director notes, props and wardrobe, from our productions
  • Live-stream hangout 
  • Shout-outs for you - and your channel if you wish - on the Distant Signal's social channels
  • Exclusive, behind the scenes videos - some of which will only ever be available to patrons

WHY I NEED YOUR PATRONAGE
Making films is a full time job for me.  By day, I work on actual TV shows, helping tell stories seen by millions of people.  So, developing, shooting, and editing Distant Signal's content so that you can watch them for free consumes a tremendous amount of my time, money and resources.  

Through your patronage, I can deliver on the backlog of stories with a greater ability to pay for locations, equipment, crew, wardrobe, props and even advertising.  This all translates into more entertainment for you.

FREQUENCY
Right now, my schedule is erratic, due to having to split my time making TV and then coming home to make these films for Distant Signal.  As things progress, and with enough patronage, the hope is that they become regular as I am able to dedicate more of my time.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST
If any of the rewards aren't floating your boat or you have any suggestions, please feel free to let me know what you want and what you'd like to see.

FOLLOW ME!
Instagram: @Distant_Signal
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/adistantsignal
Steemit: https://www.steemit.com/@distantsignal

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Tiers
Signal One
$1 or more per Video 1 patron
For the first tier you'll get a credit either in the low bar or in a credit roll.
Signal Two
$2 or more per Video 4 patrons
Monthly Email From DS Creator, Phil Be the first to get a sneak peek at upcoming productions and insider information about what’s going on behind the scenes - direct from Phil himself.
Signal Boost
$5 or more per Video 1 patron
Exclusive, behind the scenes videos, the DS Vlog where creator, Phil catches you up on everything going on with Distant Signa'ls shows and himself. Whether he’s wrapping up a film or watching one - you’ll get the inside scoop.

You'll also receive the neo noir eBook novella Irreplaceable, written by Phil and fellow DS creator Mark Gonzales just for signing up! Check it out on Amazon!
Direct Connect
$10 or more per Video 0 patrons
Patreon Live Chat
Chat with Distant Signal creator Phil - with surprise guests - once a month via the Patreon app (available on iPhone and Android.) Get a push notification every time Phil “goes live” and chat with him about anything you want. Think of it like a group text with Phil, other guests and fans.  Be sure to turn keep push notifications on for the Patreon app!
Message Received
$15 or more per Video 1 patron
Receive a video shout out from Distant Signal and Phil to thank you.  If you have a YouTube channel or other social media channels you want us to mention let us know.
The Download
$25 or more per Video 0 of 10 patrons
Original, various production materials, signed by its creators.  Scripts, shot lists, shooting notes, actor and director with their notes (should there be any) and production books that may be created.