Joel Haver

is creating feature films, weekly short films and more for online audiences

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All patrons get access to Patreon exclusive monthly rambles, as well full commentary tracks of my feature films. Also, get your name at the end of every short film! Get updates on my upcoming major projects! And get access to my secret YouTube channel!

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For $5 you get to name a character in an upcoming short film! Submit a name and it will be used in a film ASAP!

This reward is repeatable for each month you donate.

I reserve the right to ask for changes.

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For $10 you get to write a line of dialogue in an upcoming short film! Submit a line of dialogue and it'll be used in an film ASAP!

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I reserve the right to ask for changes.

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About

I AM JOEL HAVER!

You probably found me from my YouTube channel, where I make an absurd amount of weekly content! I pride myself on being one of the hardest working people on the platform, while still having fun every step of the way.

I am currently living off of savings and attempting to make this YouTube thing sustainable. I'm putting in seven days a week into filming and editing! The donations on Patreon go a long way to helping me maintain this crazy level of output. And this ain't a situation where you're making a risky bet, my prolific quantity and quality ain't gonna stop anytime soon! If you choose to support the channel, you will constantly be seeing the product of what your donation helps make possible.

There are also some fun rewards for donating! Everyone who donates gets their name at the end of every film for the months they donate! For donating $5 you get to give me a character name that I will have to use in a short film. For $10 a line of dialogue I must use (this one is really fun because you can really influence what I make if you get creative)! For $50 you get an official Producer credit on my next feature!

That's right! On top of all of these shorts, I also make feature films! These represent a different side of my filmmaking, more and more these films take a very personal, emotional trajectory. I am a filmmaker that despises the industry at large and see the future of filmmaking as one with a direct connection between the audience and the filmmaker, a connection that YouTube provides. Moving forward my features and shorts will coexist on my channel and I'm excited to see how that goes! Watch my seven existing features below!

Pretend That You Love Me - OUT NOW


Forget About Everything For Awhile - OUT NOW


Island - OUT NOW


6 months in the making, Island tells the story of a man lost at sea who washes up on a tiny island. The film was made entirely alone. I act as the film's director, writer, cinematographer, lead actor, editor, you name it.


Taking a Little Time to Feel Sorry for Myself - OUT NOW



Bud and Judith's relationship is coming to an end. Bud, a clueless moron, doesn't know how to feel about that.

Taking a Little Time to Feel Sorry for Myself was the first movie offered through Patreon early access. For just $10, people were able to watch the movie early, prior to it's public release. These funds help make future projects possible.




31 Days in Marshall, North Carolina - OUT NOW



In July 2017, Joel Haver and Dylan Dexter went to Marshall, North Carolina. A town they'd never been to, where they knew no one. In their 31 days there, they made a movie with the people they met. This is that movie.



I'M GOING TO BE FAMOUS - OUT NOW



I'M GOING TO BE FAMOUS chronicles my journey as I spend eight months of my life becoming an actor, stand-up comic, rapper, performance artist and buff at the same time in pursuit of fame. The full series is out now! 

Start here with the first episode and enjoy my thirteen episode odyssey!



We Are Sasquatch - OUT NOW



We Are Sasquatch is my first feature length film. Filmed in my hometown of Belchertown, Massachusetts, We Are Sasquatch sees my family and childhood friends bringing to life a mockumentary set in the 90's about a world where sasquatches are assimilated into society once it's discovered they're just very hairy people.

We Are Sasquatch was made for just $200, all of which went to costumes and props essential to telling the story. 




MY SECRET YOUTUBE CHANNEL


WHAT'S NEXT?

Right now I'm in a transitional time in my life. Some big things are coming, but for the time being expect my usual steady flow of short films!

THE JOEL HAVER ARCHIVE

Too often I find filmmakers try to cover their tracks, only keeping the most recent projects that they're proudest of available and scrubbing any trace of those pesky developmental films. I think this is dishonest to how filmmakers actually progress, and creates this problem where we're absolutely blown away that Tarantino's first film EVER was Reservoir Dogs?!?! I encourage you to dive into my old films and laugh or cringe or something in-between! 

My YouTube Channel

Perhaps the most obvious look at my growth is through my main channel. I've been posting on it for over eight years, go all the way back and watch chronologically and you'll see my skills gradually improve and my sense of humor change. Also, there are plenty of hidden gems amongst my old films.

MakingVideoEssays

At one point in time I tried to make a video essay channel. I mainly used it to talk about video games, I find the medium fascinating and wish I had the patience to dabble in it myself. Nowadays, I find video essays pretty tired, so it's unlikely I'll ever use it again, but if you wanna see me nerd out check that out.

What's Going On? With Avery and Joel

What's Going On? With Avery and Joel is a webseries my friend and I created in our free time throughout our sophomore year of film school. In many ways it's a logical stepping stone to my reality-based work in I'M GOING TO BE FAMOUS. Though the series has long been dormant, it's got some killer episodes worth checking out.

Feeling really adventurous? Check out The Oh Brother Series, my friend Nick and I's series from middle school.

Thank you so much for your support,

Joel Haver

Goals
$237.59 of $500 per month
$500 per month is the sweet spot.
That's when I know these projects could both begin to pay for themselves. The good thing about making so many films is I've gotten great at making them really cheaply without the quality taking it a hit. However, they still take all of my time and reaching this can begin guarantee that that time will always be available!
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