Patrick Smith and Kaori Ishida

is creating Animated Short Films

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Exclusive access to our Patreon Newsfeed + instant access to my most recent short "Candy Shop", which has not yet premiered. I'll send you a private link, and encourage your feedback.

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For your contribution, you will be credited in each film I make. Also you will be given a sneak peak to any short, you can view and comment before it's released.

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I will send you a drawing from any of my past films.. also I'll reward you a special thanks credit in each future film I make. I'll also give you advanced viewing of each film, I would love your comments and critique.

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About

I love making animated shorts.  For years I've been subsidizing this passion with commercial work, it's always been a difficult balancing act. I'm doing this Patreon to fund an ongoing series of independent animated shorts. I've made over 10 independent films since 2001, I like to use metaphor to visually illustrate personal, social, and political themes. In the next few years I plan to tackle topics like prison, prostitution, and gun violence. My most recent short "Candy Shop" was just completed, it's the follow up to my first foray into Stop Motion animation "Gun Shop" which qualified for submission to the 2020 Oscars. My 2018 short "Pour 585" has won over 12 major international film festival awards, and has been viewed over 15 million times online. For my most recent 4 films, I've teamed up with Kaori Ishida, my producer, and amazing wife! Kaori has launched an unprecedented production schedule that will result in an animated short film every year. Please help me to continue production!
Goals
$14.21 of $3,000 per month
$3000 per month will allow me to work on my films full time.. Putting the commercial freelance stuff to my spare time, where it belongs.
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