Elliat Graney-Saucke is creating Documentary Film
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Using the power of storytelling to make documentary requires a specific drive and dedication to see projects through, which can take years, with results that are worth all the hard work. And where would I be without my supportive community and donors to sustain me as a filmmaker! In 2016, I had a successful crowdfunding campaign with over 200 incredible supporters internationally! I mean, wow. And where would I be without local organizational grants and in-kind support from Seattle Documentary Association, Seattle International Film Festival, Northwest Film Forum, Three Dollar Bill Cinema, 4Culture, The Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, Artist Trust! And the Lovejoys! You guys are too good.

I started making film when I was 13 and I've created over 20 short films (currently 2 shorts in production) and am working on my 2nd feature documentary, Boys on the Inside).  As a queer female filmmaker with a DIY background in craft, I have never let lack of resources stop me from making my art. My first feature, Travel Queeries (2009) was produced in 9 different countries, with over 40 screenings in 13 countries (with a budget of under $10,000)!

As I get deeper into my 30s, I have found that having more people involved in supporting my films makes all the difference in sustaining the realization of my deeper visions and developed craft into finished films.


Since Fall 2016, in addition to producing shorts, sitting on panels, leading film community organizations and so forth, I have been working hard on learning how to better run the business side of being an artist! This has been through my company Elliat Creative LLCContrast Vision Productions. In doing this down and dirty work, I have been beyond lucky for many mentors and supporters at the GSBA (Greater Seattle Business Association) and Ventures Nonprofit (my business coach Erin Williamson is a life saver). Taking business courses has been a game changer for me as a filmmaker, helping me boost my ability to utilize funding to its fullest and to better articulate why and how I am a media maker.

I volunteer at least 10-15 hours a month at President of the Seattle Documentary Association, as well as donating my time as a committee member of S.A.L.T. (Seattle Arts Leadership Team via the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture), as well as teaching at Northwest Film Forum and serving on various panels for local arts organization. After living in Berlin for seven years and obtaining my M.A. in World Heritage Studies (focused on UNESCO), I feel that much more passionate about lifting up the stories of the many, varied voices in my local community in the Pacific Northwest along with communities around the US and internationally.

My passion is storytelling and I want you to be a part of the story that I tell.

Rewards
Engaged Documentary Supporter
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Engaged Documentary Supporters help make the world go round, and keep nonfiction art making happen! Rewards include regular newsletter updates on projects that only patrons receive.
Those Paying Attention
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Those Paying Attention help documentary that much more sustainable and real... you make creative process that much better. These patrons get their name listed in the credits for the feature documentary "Boys on the Inside" (currently in production).
A Friend in Filmmaking
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
A Friend in Filmmaking is allowing for the creative process to be that much more sustainable, and in thanks will get regular newsletter updates, name listed in film credits for current productions and 'getting to know you' phone conversation with artist.
The Documentary Producer
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
The Documentary Producer is making this really, really work, and making it possible for this art to thrive! In thanks, patron will have dinner with the artist and get monthly personalized updates on projects, newsletter updates and name listed as Producer in film productions when this patron level is sustained and thus deeply appreciated!
"Hello, I'm Home" Producer
$1,200 or more per month 0 patrons
The "Hello, I'm Home" Producer is an active player producer on "Boys on the Inside" and in addition to having an initial dinner with the director, they will receive personal updates monthly via email and text, invitations to works in progress screenings, newsletter updates and the above title credit in the finished film.
Executive Producer aka Family Member
$5,000 or more per month 0 patrons
The Executive Producer aka Family Member will be the main funder of not only "Boys on the Inside," but all other short documentaries currently in production and in the foreseeable future, granting them a monthly dinner or lunch date with the director, private screenings of works in progress and invitations to premieres, monthly clips and quotes from the film productions via email/text, regular handwritten mail, prominent listing in all film credits as Executive Producer, and any sort of support of feedback needed on other related productions connected to the Executive Producer aka Family Member.
Goals
$0 of $5,000 per month
When I reach $5000 a month in patreon support, I will be able to step back fully from all outside work projects and focus 100% on completing "Boys on the Inside" as well as other short films currently in production ("The Resilience of King Khazm" and "Art Heart: Children of Riot Grrrl"). Patrons who fund this level of support will receive regular handwritten letters, emails and text messages (weekly and monthly) with detailed and entertaining updates on projects, as well as invitations to regular private screenings of works in progress and to film premieres.
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Using the power of storytelling to make documentary requires a specific drive and dedication to see projects through, which can take years, with results that are worth all the hard work. And where would I be without my supportive community and donors to sustain me as a filmmaker! In 2016, I had a successful crowdfunding campaign with over 200 incredible supporters internationally! I mean, wow. And where would I be without local organizational grants and in-kind support from Seattle Documentary Association, Seattle International Film Festival, Northwest Film Forum, Three Dollar Bill Cinema, 4Culture, The Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, Artist Trust! And the Lovejoys! You guys are too good.

I started making film when I was 13 and I've created over 20 short films (currently 2 shorts in production) and am working on my 2nd feature documentary, Boys on the Inside).  As a queer female filmmaker with a DIY background in craft, I have never let lack of resources stop me from making my art. My first feature, Travel Queeries (2009) was produced in 9 different countries, with over 40 screenings in 13 countries (with a budget of under $10,000)!

As I get deeper into my 30s, I have found that having more people involved in supporting my films makes all the difference in sustaining the realization of my deeper visions and developed craft into finished films.


Since Fall 2016, in addition to producing shorts, sitting on panels, leading film community organizations and so forth, I have been working hard on learning how to better run the business side of being an artist! This has been through my company Elliat Creative LLCContrast Vision Productions. In doing this down and dirty work, I have been beyond lucky for many mentors and supporters at the GSBA (Greater Seattle Business Association) and Ventures Nonprofit (my business coach Erin Williamson is a life saver). Taking business courses has been a game changer for me as a filmmaker, helping me boost my ability to utilize funding to its fullest and to better articulate why and how I am a media maker.

I volunteer at least 10-15 hours a month at President of the Seattle Documentary Association, as well as donating my time as a committee member of S.A.L.T. (Seattle Arts Leadership Team via the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture), as well as teaching at Northwest Film Forum and serving on various panels for local arts organization. After living in Berlin for seven years and obtaining my M.A. in World Heritage Studies (focused on UNESCO), I feel that much more passionate about lifting up the stories of the many, varied voices in my local community in the Pacific Northwest along with communities around the US and internationally.

My passion is storytelling and I want you to be a part of the story that I tell.

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Rewards
Engaged Documentary Supporter
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Engaged Documentary Supporters help make the world go round, and keep nonfiction art making happen! Rewards include regular newsletter updates on projects that only patrons receive.
Those Paying Attention
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Those Paying Attention help documentary that much more sustainable and real... you make creative process that much better. These patrons get their name listed in the credits for the feature documentary "Boys on the Inside" (currently in production).
A Friend in Filmmaking
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
A Friend in Filmmaking is allowing for the creative process to be that much more sustainable, and in thanks will get regular newsletter updates, name listed in film credits for current productions and 'getting to know you' phone conversation with artist.
The Documentary Producer
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
The Documentary Producer is making this really, really work, and making it possible for this art to thrive! In thanks, patron will have dinner with the artist and get monthly personalized updates on projects, newsletter updates and name listed as Producer in film productions when this patron level is sustained and thus deeply appreciated!
"Hello, I'm Home" Producer
$1,200 or more per month 0 patrons
The "Hello, I'm Home" Producer is an active player producer on "Boys on the Inside" and in addition to having an initial dinner with the director, they will receive personal updates monthly via email and text, invitations to works in progress screenings, newsletter updates and the above title credit in the finished film.
Executive Producer aka Family Member
$5,000 or more per month 0 patrons
The Executive Producer aka Family Member will be the main funder of not only "Boys on the Inside," but all other short documentaries currently in production and in the foreseeable future, granting them a monthly dinner or lunch date with the director, private screenings of works in progress and invitations to premieres, monthly clips and quotes from the film productions via email/text, regular handwritten mail, prominent listing in all film credits as Executive Producer, and any sort of support of feedback needed on other related productions connected to the Executive Producer aka Family Member.