Free Documentary

is creating high quality documentaries

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Official Patron

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$3
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  • Early access to productions we realize with the help of your membership. See the new documentaries before anyone else.
  • Patron-only updates: we keep you in the loop of where we are in the process, what we are planning next,...
  • Any questions? Please write us at [email protected]

Silver Patron

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$10
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  • Pictures from the production: ever wondered how the production of a one hour documentary from somewhere in the world really works? We will give you snap-shots from the process.
  • you become an official "better-place-maker", as 10% of your contribution goes to our donation campaign to help provide access to education and a safe home to kids in Nepal:  https://gofund.me/fa0070fc
  • And everything in the previous tier

Gold Patron

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$25
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  • Exclusive behind the scenes videos: get an even better impression how the prodcution process works from b-roll or behind the scenes videos during the production process
  • become an "external editor": Suggest topics for future documetaries/series which we will then discuss in our internal editorial sessions
  • you become an official "better-place-maker", as 10% of your contribution goes to our donation campaign to help provide access to education and a safe home to kids in Nepal: https://gofund.me/fa0070fc
  • And everything in the previous tier

About Free Documentary

Our Mission: give birth to great documentaries
Quintus Media (the company behind Free Documentary) started as a one-man-band in 2011 with the mission to help TV-producers find funding for their great documentary projects. The earth is an amazing place and we loved the idea of showing this to a broad international audience.

Our dilemma: High quality documentaries - a dying species
The TV market has been shrinking heavily over the past years and the production contributions from linear broadcasters are getting less and less and are becoming smaller and smaller. Unfortunately, the revenues from digital platforms such as YouTube are not even close to compensating this. The arising deficit is in the tens of thousands of US$ per one-hour documentary. For a small company like us, this is impossible to cope with.
It leads to the cancellation of more and more projects or even death of our own production ventures in the future.

The solution: your membership compensates the broadcasters' shrinking contribution
We love what we do. And we believe that documentaries are an important and great contribution for an enlightened society. Our docu-series have been watched by millions and millions and have led to discussions, to exchanges of ideas or simply an interesting fact-based way of entertainment.
If YOU love what we do: there IS a solution. YOUR membership helps us compensate the shrinking contribution from TV-partners. This enables us to continue producing and  revealing more of the world´s secret beauty.

Your benefits - be part of a revolution
But why should you become a patron? Whats the general motivation? And what´s the personal benefit for you? Here we go:

  • Personal benefits - depending on your patron level:
    • you get to know the people behind the scenes
    • you get exclusive access to the production process (pictures, video)
    • you will get access to exclusive previews
    • you will even be able to suggest topics for new productions
    • you will receive a personal thank-you-video
    • your name will appear in the credits

  • moreover...
    • ...you become part of a revolution! It is supposed to be impossible to successfully produce long form high quality documentaries for YouTube. Together, we will prove this supposition wrong.
    • ...your membership makes us more and more independent from TV money and leads to greater flexibility and creativity and to films that you´ll love even more.
    • ...you become a better-place-maker: some of our documentaries (such as "The Most Dangerous Ways to School") have generated huuuuuge awareness for poor societies. We constantly receive emails from people who want to help after watching them. Therefore we launched a donation campaign together with the non-profit organisation Sambhava, which takes care of giving very poor kids in Nepal access to education and a protected home. Depending on your patron-level parts of your membership-contribution goes into this campaign.

Thank you soooooo much for your interest in our campaign, in us and in supporting us. You can´t imagine how much this means to us and how much we appreciate your help to turn a dying passion into a prosperous community service! 

Gerrit, Joris, Lena, Lennard, Esther, Philipp, WIlson, Anouk, Luiza & all freelancing camera, editorial and production crew! 

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With US$ 20.000 per month we will be able to compensate the gap arising from budget cuttings from linear broadcasters for two six-part series per year. Each US$ on top of that would enable us to even put more value in the production or produce further eps or even additional series.
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