Daniel Levine is creating Theoretical Essays and Experimental Films
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Hi everybody!

My name is Daniel Levine and for as long as I can remember I've been writing short stories and essays, producing and directing films, and just generally creating things and performing comedy or politics in the streets, the internet, coffee shops and anywhere else I seem to find myself. For most of this time I've done this for no money or at an eventual loss, though a couple people have been very generous the times I've needed financial help to finish projects. On this combination of elbow grease and the kindness of strangers and friends I've managed to release a book and a comedy album, finish two feature films and several shorts, and more than 100 essays and film reviews this way.  If I had the resources to continue doing that, I would, and I would continue to release my work to world for free or at as low a cost as I can manage. I have done everything from painting houses to writing infomercial copy to walking dogs to washing dishes to subsidize this work.

And I can continue to do that, with your help. But this isn't just about me.

I'm not sure what would make you, the patron, feel most appreciated, but I have a massive backlog of unreleased work in various forms including an entire feature length rough cut of Plain Songs that was scrapped, several dozen short stories, a 250 page memoir I think is substantially better than the book I published, and several thousand still photographs. That's what I can remember off the top of my head.

And I keep making more every day.

And I could release/serialize some or all of that exclusively to patrons if that's what would make you feel like "Hey, you know what, I should throw this guy a couple bucks a month." Even when you're making a lot of your own equipment with cardboard and duct tape, it costs money and takes time and energy to produce videos and maintain the modest set-up that allows me to make all this stuff and distribute it. The upside of that is that even a small monthly contribution makes a huge difference in how much time I can spend making things.

As those of you who know me personally are aware, I love to discussing just about anything with anybody, so maybe I could schedule a chat with you on some regular basis. Maybe I can do both things if there's interest. Any feedback or suggestions are actively solicited.
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My gratitude!
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More of my gratitude!
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Access to a patron-exclusive short film every month, and even MORE of my gratitude! And exclusive essays/stories that won't be released elsewhere for at least 2 months. And probably other goodies as they're organized and unearthed.
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All the stuff below plus a half-hour Skype chat. Like, not a mandatory one, but if you want it, then it's yours to claim. If you just want to give $10 that's cool too.
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Thank you credit in all future releases plus the stuff below.
Goals
$4 of $100 per month
When I hit $100 a month I won't have to worry about getting money together to maintain my Creative Cloud account so I can edit videos. I'll also be able to start putting together a war chest to fix or replace equipment as needed to keep producing films.
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Hi everybody!

My name is Daniel Levine and for as long as I can remember I've been writing short stories and essays, producing and directing films, and just generally creating things and performing comedy or politics in the streets, the internet, coffee shops and anywhere else I seem to find myself. For most of this time I've done this for no money or at an eventual loss, though a couple people have been very generous the times I've needed financial help to finish projects. On this combination of elbow grease and the kindness of strangers and friends I've managed to release a book and a comedy album, finish two feature films and several shorts, and more than 100 essays and film reviews this way.  If I had the resources to continue doing that, I would, and I would continue to release my work to world for free or at as low a cost as I can manage. I have done everything from painting houses to writing infomercial copy to walking dogs to washing dishes to subsidize this work.

And I can continue to do that, with your help. But this isn't just about me.

I'm not sure what would make you, the patron, feel most appreciated, but I have a massive backlog of unreleased work in various forms including an entire feature length rough cut of Plain Songs that was scrapped, several dozen short stories, a 250 page memoir I think is substantially better than the book I published, and several thousand still photographs. That's what I can remember off the top of my head.

And I keep making more every day.

And I could release/serialize some or all of that exclusively to patrons if that's what would make you feel like "Hey, you know what, I should throw this guy a couple bucks a month." Even when you're making a lot of your own equipment with cardboard and duct tape, it costs money and takes time and energy to produce videos and maintain the modest set-up that allows me to make all this stuff and distribute it. The upside of that is that even a small monthly contribution makes a huge difference in how much time I can spend making things.

As those of you who know me personally are aware, I love to discussing just about anything with anybody, so maybe I could schedule a chat with you on some regular basis. Maybe I can do both things if there's interest. Any feedback or suggestions are actively solicited.

Recent posts by Daniel Levine

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Pledge $1 or more per month
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My gratitude!
Pledge $3 or more per month
0 patrons
More of my gratitude!
Pledge $5 or more per month
2 patrons
Access to a patron-exclusive short film every month, and even MORE of my gratitude! And exclusive essays/stories that won't be released elsewhere for at least 2 months. And probably other goodies as they're organized and unearthed.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
All the stuff below plus a half-hour Skype chat. Like, not a mandatory one, but if you want it, then it's yours to claim. If you just want to give $10 that's cool too.
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
Thank you credit in all future releases plus the stuff below.