Tony Whelan is creating films
20

patrons

ABOUT ME - Filmmaker
Hello there. I make films about the oceans and forests and the people invested in trying to make them better places.
I make these films, some long, some short, thanks to the support of my amazing patrons. Here's a taste from my last film:

HOW PATREON WORKS

Right now I am devoting most of my filmmaking energies to telling stories around the oceans and the forests.
My films are made to the best production values so every contribution no matter how small makes a difference. Whatever amount you can afford will be debited once a month from your account.
I believe in this patronage model with all my heart and I am humbled that you would want to support what I do.
In addition to making feature documentaries I will bring you at least one short film a month - like Paul's story:


WHERE YOUR $$ GOES

I film with passionate people in out of the way places. Your support makes it possible for me to get there. It also means I get to work with the best post production editors and audio mixers around to make great films.
For example I filmed in Iceland this summer (2018) for six weeks on a Humpback Whale Expedition with a bunch of passionate and amazing scientists and am now in post-production on it. Here's a sample of what we saw:
And some of the people I met and who inspire me to do what I do: 



I'm delving into the history of the oceans too on projects like "Bransfield & Smith" .
https://www.canolapictures.com/bransfield-smith/

REWARDS

One-Reward-Fits-All €5 +VAT. We want everyone to equally input and access our projects. 
(If you would like to go beyond that I would be delighted and you can do so on the rewards page at the $1+ button.)
And if you are not ready to become a patron, sharing our page would be brilliant support.

COMMON QUESTIONS

Do I have to pay in US Dollars? NO - Pay in any currency! As this is US based website, everything is written in Dollars, but you can use any currency and it will be automatically converted.

How many films will I see? 
I release at least one short film per month on my Vimeo Channel. The feature documentaries take a bit longer but I'll keep you posted on progress and when you can see them. 

I don't have much money, can I still become a Patron?
Yes, please only sign up to donate what you can easily afford. Even $1 per month adds up, and is greatly appreciated.

Can I stop donating in the future if I can't afford it?
Yes of course! You can log in to change or cancel your pledge whenever you want.

I'm still confused. Can you help me?
Absolutely! If you have questions about using Patreon, or encounter any problems with the signup process, the Patreon support team is really friendly and helpful! You can send them a message by clicking here. If you have questions specifically about my page or rewards, my films, or just want to say hello, you can send me a message directly that only I answer the second you become a Patron!

THANK YOU.


“Show up when it hurts. Show up when you’re tired. Show up when you’re not feeling it. Show up when it’s early. Show up when it’s late. Show up when everyone else is giving up.” 


Tiers
Student/Researcher - €1 (+VAT)
$1 or more per month
We all start out . Money is a challenge . We want you here .


Same access as Canola Supporter


(You will be charged in dollars as Patreon is a US company. The dollar amount can fluctuate in response to changes in the dollar-euro exchange rate, but the amount charged will always be equal to €1 +vat)

Canola Supporter - €5 (+VAT)
$5.35 or more per month
Complete access to all Canola Pictures films and films in production including:


* Access all of our unique short films, some shot in Ireland some overseas, including our 2018 Antarctic and Sub-Arctic Iceland Expeditions


* Access to my next documentary film "On the Trail of the Humpback Whale"


* Follow the production of my documentary film "Bransfield & Smith" (completion 2020)


* Access to LIVE streaming on location as conditions allow


* Watch my award winning documentary  film 'The Humpback Whales of Cape Verde'


* Watch my documentary film 'The Return of the Humpback Whale' 


* On-screen credits



* Thank you. And even if you cannot sponsor what we do there is still plenty to see on our various platforms so do have a look.



(You will be charged in dollars as Patreon is a US company. The dollar amount can fluctuate in response to changes in the dollar-euro exchange rate, but the amount charged will always be equal to €5 +vat)

Executive Producer (€500 +VAT)
$500 or more per month
You have funds and we are ready to make them work towards making a difference .


Same access as Canola Supporter + Executive Producer credit on our documentaries


(You will be charged in dollars as Patreon is a US company. The dollar amount can fluctuate in response to changes in the dollar-euro exchange rate, but the amount charged will always be equal to €500 +vat)

ABOUT ME - Filmmaker
Hello there. I make films about the oceans and forests and the people invested in trying to make them better places.
I make these films, some long, some short, thanks to the support of my amazing patrons. Here's a taste from my last film:

HOW PATREON WORKS

Right now I am devoting most of my filmmaking energies to telling stories around the oceans and the forests.
My films are made to the best production values so every contribution no matter how small makes a difference. Whatever amount you can afford will be debited once a month from your account.
I believe in this patronage model with all my heart and I am humbled that you would want to support what I do.
In addition to making feature documentaries I will bring you at least one short film a month - like Paul's story:


WHERE YOUR $$ GOES

I film with passionate people in out of the way places. Your support makes it possible for me to get there. It also means I get to work with the best post production editors and audio mixers around to make great films.
For example I filmed in Iceland this summer (2018) for six weeks on a Humpback Whale Expedition with a bunch of passionate and amazing scientists and am now in post-production on it. Here's a sample of what we saw:
And some of the people I met and who inspire me to do what I do: 



I'm delving into the history of the oceans too on projects like "Bransfield & Smith" .
https://www.canolapictures.com/bransfield-smith/

REWARDS

One-Reward-Fits-All €5 +VAT. We want everyone to equally input and access our projects. 
(If you would like to go beyond that I would be delighted and you can do so on the rewards page at the $1+ button.)
And if you are not ready to become a patron, sharing our page would be brilliant support.

COMMON QUESTIONS

Do I have to pay in US Dollars? NO - Pay in any currency! As this is US based website, everything is written in Dollars, but you can use any currency and it will be automatically converted.

How many films will I see? 
I release at least one short film per month on my Vimeo Channel. The feature documentaries take a bit longer but I'll keep you posted on progress and when you can see them. 

I don't have much money, can I still become a Patron?
Yes, please only sign up to donate what you can easily afford. Even $1 per month adds up, and is greatly appreciated.

Can I stop donating in the future if I can't afford it?
Yes of course! You can log in to change or cancel your pledge whenever you want.

I'm still confused. Can you help me?
Absolutely! If you have questions about using Patreon, or encounter any problems with the signup process, the Patreon support team is really friendly and helpful! You can send them a message by clicking here. If you have questions specifically about my page or rewards, my films, or just want to say hello, you can send me a message directly that only I answer the second you become a Patron!

THANK YOU.


“Show up when it hurts. Show up when you’re tired. Show up when you’re not feeling it. Show up when it’s early. Show up when it’s late. Show up when everyone else is giving up.” 


Recent posts by Tony Whelan

Tiers
Student/Researcher - €1 (+VAT)
$1 or more per month
We all start out . Money is a challenge . We want you here .


Same access as Canola Supporter


(You will be charged in dollars as Patreon is a US company. The dollar amount can fluctuate in response to changes in the dollar-euro exchange rate, but the amount charged will always be equal to €1 +vat)

Canola Supporter - €5 (+VAT)
$5.35 or more per month
Complete access to all Canola Pictures films and films in production including:


* Access all of our unique short films, some shot in Ireland some overseas, including our 2018 Antarctic and Sub-Arctic Iceland Expeditions


* Access to my next documentary film "On the Trail of the Humpback Whale"


* Follow the production of my documentary film "Bransfield & Smith" (completion 2020)


* Access to LIVE streaming on location as conditions allow


* Watch my award winning documentary  film 'The Humpback Whales of Cape Verde'


* Watch my documentary film 'The Return of the Humpback Whale' 


* On-screen credits



* Thank you. And even if you cannot sponsor what we do there is still plenty to see on our various platforms so do have a look.



(You will be charged in dollars as Patreon is a US company. The dollar amount can fluctuate in response to changes in the dollar-euro exchange rate, but the amount charged will always be equal to €5 +vat)

Executive Producer (€500 +VAT)
$500 or more per month
You have funds and we are ready to make them work towards making a difference .


Same access as Canola Supporter + Executive Producer credit on our documentaries


(You will be charged in dollars as Patreon is a US company. The dollar amount can fluctuate in response to changes in the dollar-euro exchange rate, but the amount charged will always be equal to €500 +vat)