Crip Crusaders

is creating Films, Television, Podcasts, Digital Content, Web Series

Select a membership level

Level One Crusader

$2
per month
  • Facebook shout-out and thanks
  • Song Curation for the monthly TRL DJ stream (Patrons help create the playlist)
  • Higher queue ranks on Community Gaming Days
  • Access to Q&A videos (Monthly Q&A videos will be available, permitting questions are submitted.)

Kicked Up Crusader (Level 2)

$10
per month

 

  • Everything in the first tier plus:
  • Early access to the monthly Crip Crusader highlight reel
  • Inclusion in the Patrons Play Day (A monthly event where patrons get to play with Dominick and are at the front of the line all day)
  • Inclusion in Polls - Pick Dominick’s next game or help shape his creative project. Get included in the FilmDis Question of the Month (chosen answers will be featured in the print and video newsletter with a link to your social media of choice)

Cruisin’ Crusader (Level 3)

$25
per month
  • Everything in the first 2 tiers plus:
  • Exclusive production stills and behind-the-scenes photos on upcoming video projects
  • Early access to behind the scenes audio and video for film and podcast projects
  • A personalized Twitter shoutout

10

patrons

$69

per month

About

Hey There Current and Future Crusaders!

My name is Dominick Evans, also known as the Crip Crusader. I am disabled, transgender, and queer. I’m also a creator. It’s hard to put myself into a box, but some of my creative endeavors involve film/TV, streaming, writing, public speaking, and disability advocacy revolving around the media.

My goal is to present media that matters to all of those who feel marginalized (disabled people, LGBTQIA, BIPOC, and so on). When I was growing up as a young kid in an overly religious, exclusionary town in the Midwest, I didn’t see me in any form of media. This removal made me believe that my differences weren’t important in society and that I had little worth. More importantly, I thought that those differences meant that I was a bad person. I don’t want anyone to have to feel that way, and no one should have to. So, when I grew up, I set out to change that!

I went to film school and was the first physically disabled person to graduate with a BFA from Wright State’s film program. While there I was the first in my class to finish my Junior film, trip. The story revolves around a single teen mom in the Midwest that has to juggle her sexual needs against the needs of her family and the need for something more.

Later, I became a streamer because I love video games and I wanted people to see that disabled gamers exist. I often play laying down and so many people have told me that they now have the courage to stream laying down, as well, because they saw me doing it and hadn’t seen anyone do it before. That’s my ultimate goal as a creator. I want all people to be seen, heard, and feel important. Our differences may sometimes separate us, but with a little work, they could bring us together, too.

I decided to make a Patreon for a couple of reasons. First, I’ve had people asking me if I have one. Second, all of the projects I am involved in and all of the ones I want to produce, take time and money. My patrons ensure that I can create the work that I want for everyone to enjoy.

I learned very quickly that if you want to make quality projects, you need to be willing to spend money paying people to help you. I have so many ideas, but my day job does not help to do more than pay the bills. I would love to be able to work solely on film and television projects, along with my other creative projects, because that is the work that makes me the happiest.

The money I raise here will help me start and/or finish projects I have not had the ability to take on, as well as create funds I need for my podcast, streaming channel, and my research and advocacy work, to make sure life on screen and in the media, is more inclusive to everyone. Additionally, I would like to be able to develop additional projects featuring diverse storylines, with diverse casts.

Right now, my patrons are helping me to pay for:
-Podcast production and sound equipment
-Streaming equipment and projects
-Editing fees for a Director’s cut of trip
-Postproduction fees for my most recent short, Nance + Sydney

Patrons will also help to fund future projects including fictional podcasts, a web series, short films, and more!

Thank you so much for your consideration!
Goals
$69.42 of $1,000 per month
We will be able to create at least three streaming videos with transcription offering highlights, gameplay, and more each month.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 3 exclusive posts
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