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Hi Everyone,

Thanks for visiting the Patreon page. My name is Donnacha, I've been running www.film-grab.com for nearly six years. During which time the scope and scale of the project has continued to grow and grow. Currently the database feature 1,150 individual films, and nearly 80,000 reference images, every single one hand chosen, sourced, formatted and posted by me. 

The site takes a remarkable amount of work, but luckily it's work I enjoy, and I think I'm quite good at it. Sadly my enjoyment doesn't pay the bills or keep me fed, and that's why finally I am looking for some support from the site's users. 

You could ask why not just rely on advertising for revenue, well there's multiple reasons
1. Increased advertising means the site will become less and less usable, I don't want users to have to view images in a slideshow designed to increase views or any other nefarious ways to increase ad impressions. 
2. Advertising revenue is completely unreliable, if I was to rely on that solely I honestly wouldn't know month to month if I had enough money to survive. And wouldn't know I didn't until it was too late. 
3. A lot of you guys are using ad blockers, understandably so, because online advertising is becoming more and more annoying. 

Ultimately I would rather stop working on the site than to turn it into a mess of pop up and intrusive ads. 

I don't need much money to make the site worthwhile for me. I ran it for years where it was costing a lot and earning zero. But I do need a little to justify all the time and money I put in, and it's my hope that some of you reading this will appreciate that, and be able to support. 

Consider the things that are truly valuable to you, and the people that work hard to make sure they exist. If even a fraction of the people that regularly visit the site committed the price of a cup of coffee a month my life would be changed immeasurably. 

Regardless of what level you donate at all donors are entered into regular raffles for some pretty great prizes. I've already given away a pretty amazing Richard Ayoade care package (I was jealous I couldn't keep)

So regardless of whether you become a supporter or not, thanks for taking the time to read and watch this and for being involved with Filmgrab in your own way.
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Hi Everyone,

Thanks for visiting the Patreon page. My name is Donnacha, I've been running www.film-grab.com for nearly six years. During which time the scope and scale of the project has continued to grow and grow. Currently the database feature 1,150 individual films, and nearly 80,000 reference images, every single one hand chosen, sourced, formatted and posted by me. 

The site takes a remarkable amount of work, but luckily it's work I enjoy, and I think I'm quite good at it. Sadly my enjoyment doesn't pay the bills or keep me fed, and that's why finally I am looking for some support from the site's users. 

You could ask why not just rely on advertising for revenue, well there's multiple reasons
1. Increased advertising means the site will become less and less usable, I don't want users to have to view images in a slideshow designed to increase views or any other nefarious ways to increase ad impressions. 
2. Advertising revenue is completely unreliable, if I was to rely on that solely I honestly wouldn't know month to month if I had enough money to survive. And wouldn't know I didn't until it was too late. 
3. A lot of you guys are using ad blockers, understandably so, because online advertising is becoming more and more annoying. 

Ultimately I would rather stop working on the site than to turn it into a mess of pop up and intrusive ads. 

I don't need much money to make the site worthwhile for me. I ran it for years where it was costing a lot and earning zero. But I do need a little to justify all the time and money I put in, and it's my hope that some of you reading this will appreciate that, and be able to support. 

Consider the things that are truly valuable to you, and the people that work hard to make sure they exist. If even a fraction of the people that regularly visit the site committed the price of a cup of coffee a month my life would be changed immeasurably. 

Regardless of what level you donate at all donors are entered into regular raffles for some pretty great prizes. I've already given away a pretty amazing Richard Ayoade care package (I was jealous I couldn't keep)

So regardless of whether you become a supporter or not, thanks for taking the time to read and watch this and for being involved with Filmgrab in your own way.

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