COLE SMITHEY is creating film reviews, video essays, podcasts & a walking tour.
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Hi, I'm veteran film critic Cole Smithey. Thanks for visiting my Patreon page.

Patreon is a community where readers, viewers, and listeners like you can help fund my work in exchange for cool rewards.

How it works

Just enter an amount to pledge per month, and select an accompanying reward tier. You’ll be charged monthly, and can edit or cancel your pledge at any time.

I found out about Patreon through my brother-in-law John Kyle while visiting him and his family in Portland, Maine. John is a gifted singer/songwriter making great music that this community of artistically inclined people like us, support. Helping each other create is a cool path to be on — maybe the coolest.

Thank you!

I sincerely appreciate your support. I couldn’t do this without a great community of film lovers like you!
—Cole

Here's an episode from my video essay directors series for your enjoyment.


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FILM NOIR
$5 or more per month 11 patrons
I will salute you from my desk and raise a glass to you at dinner!
INDEPENDENT CINEMA
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
I will feature your name in a special thank-you FilmBlog post on ColeSmithey.com!

SCREWBALL COMEDY
$20 or more per month 1 patron
Send me anything (you'll cover shipping costs) and I'll sign it, plus I'll include your name in a special thank-you FilmBlog post on ColeSmithey.com. (includes all previous awards).
MIDNIGHT MOVIES
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
Yep, you'll get the salute, the name-drop on my website, I'll sign whatever you want, and I'll post your top 10 movies on my site along with my thoughts on each one!
FRENCH NEW WAVE
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • I will write a review of a movie of your choosing, and credit you as the inspiration, in addition to all previous awards.
ITALIAN NEOREALISM
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
  • I will discuss a film of your choosing on my podcast LA GRANDE BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST), and give you a big fat shout-out on the air.
CINÉMA VÉRITÉ
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
Guest Co-Host LA GRAND BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST) Podcast. Not only will you receive all previous awards, you will appear as a guest host on LA GRANDE BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST) — in person! You must be able to come to NYC. 
LITERARY ADAPTATION
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
I will create a special video essay on a film of your choosing! Plus all previous rewards. 
THE BUDDY MOVIE
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
This is the highest reward category you can claim. You are indeed a  true buddy of mine. Not only do you get all previous rewards, but I will craft a video episode dedicated to your favorite filmmaker. I'll title it and write the text. You will also be credited as the episode's producer! Thanks pal, you're the best!
Goals
$97 of $5,000 per month
If I'm fortunate enough to reach a $5000 per month support rate, I would be able to complete my encyclopedic book on film genres, create more videos, and travel to more international film festivals.
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Hi, I'm veteran film critic Cole Smithey. Thanks for visiting my Patreon page.

Patreon is a community where readers, viewers, and listeners like you can help fund my work in exchange for cool rewards.

How it works

Just enter an amount to pledge per month, and select an accompanying reward tier. You’ll be charged monthly, and can edit or cancel your pledge at any time.

I found out about Patreon through my brother-in-law John Kyle while visiting him and his family in Portland, Maine. John is a gifted singer/songwriter making great music that this community of artistically inclined people like us, support. Helping each other create is a cool path to be on — maybe the coolest.

Thank you!

I sincerely appreciate your support. I couldn’t do this without a great community of film lovers like you!
—Cole

Here's an episode from my video essay directors series for your enjoyment.


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Tiers
FILM NOIR
$5 or more per month 11 patrons
I will salute you from my desk and raise a glass to you at dinner!
INDEPENDENT CINEMA
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
I will feature your name in a special thank-you FilmBlog post on ColeSmithey.com!

SCREWBALL COMEDY
$20 or more per month 1 patron
Send me anything (you'll cover shipping costs) and I'll sign it, plus I'll include your name in a special thank-you FilmBlog post on ColeSmithey.com. (includes all previous awards).
MIDNIGHT MOVIES
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
Yep, you'll get the salute, the name-drop on my website, I'll sign whatever you want, and I'll post your top 10 movies on my site along with my thoughts on each one!
FRENCH NEW WAVE
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • I will write a review of a movie of your choosing, and credit you as the inspiration, in addition to all previous awards.
ITALIAN NEOREALISM
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
  • I will discuss a film of your choosing on my podcast LA GRANDE BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST), and give you a big fat shout-out on the air.
CINÉMA VÉRITÉ
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
Guest Co-Host LA GRAND BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST) Podcast. Not only will you receive all previous awards, you will appear as a guest host on LA GRANDE BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST) — in person! You must be able to come to NYC. 
LITERARY ADAPTATION
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
I will create a special video essay on a film of your choosing! Plus all previous rewards. 
THE BUDDY MOVIE
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
This is the highest reward category you can claim. You are indeed a  true buddy of mine. Not only do you get all previous rewards, but I will craft a video episode dedicated to your favorite filmmaker. I'll title it and write the text. You will also be credited as the episode's producer! Thanks pal, you're the best!