Joel Haver

Joel Haver

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

12

patrons

$140

per month

Island - OUT NOW FOR FREE


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.

Island is very close to my heart. If you plan to watch it please give it your full attention.


I AM JOEL HAVER!


I'm a filmmaker born in Canada, raised in Belchertown and living in New York City

Here's the deal. I make movies. I love making movies. I will always make movies.

I don't want to make movies for theaters. I don't want to spend years searching for distributors. I want to make movies for my fans and give them directly to my fans as soon as they're ready. 

Here's my proposed plan. Every time I make a movie, you can get early access to said movie for the cost of a matinee movie ticket ($5). If you wish to only pay per feature film you'll have plenty of warning and updates about when the next project is approaching release and can pledge for one month once it's out.

At the same time, I will continue to release weekly short films on my YouTube in hopes that my goofier short filmmaking and more labored longform work can coexist symbiotically! I have tons to check out already here! - https://www.youtube.com/user/MakingShorts/videos

All money earned will go solely to making future projects happen. Hopefully this can begin to make these large scale projects self sufficient and prevent me from selling my soul to the Hollywood machine. I think the future of filmmaking is one of online self distribution with a direct connection between audience and filmmaker and if no one else has the gonads to welcome in that future maybe I'll have to!

EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THE FILMS WILL RECEIVE EARLY ACCESS FREE OF CHARGE. Don't have $5? Maybe help me make the next one? Reach out: [email protected]


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?

With Island being released, it'll be quite some time before I release another large scale project. Over the coming months expect consistent short films, drawings on my Instagram drawing page (https://www.instagram.com/joeldrawsandwriteshaver) and updates on my next big project once it gets going.

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! 

MakingShorts

MakingShorts is the YouTube channel I've used for six years to upload my short films. Dig into the archives, you'll find no more accurate timeline of my growth as a filmmaker than this channel. These can be anything from short sketches to more thought out narrative pieces!

Vimeo

My Vimeo page was made during my time at film school. You will see a fair amount of overlap between this page and MakingShorts, but a few of my best films are exclusively on my Vimeo. I recommend A Family Dinner, Things Happen At a Middle School Dance and Every Other Saturday as some of my favorite shorts I made while at film school. I'll primarily use Vimeo as the platform for my feature films as well.

MakingVideoEssays

Though I grow more and more disenchanted with video essays as the internet has become inundated with them, every now and then I have the urge to make one myself and have a channel specifically for that purpose! Everything on there is gaming related right now, I often find myself fascinated with the medium's unexplored potential for storytelling. Though I wouldn't doubt a video or two about film could appear in the channel's future!

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 'sodes 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

Tiers
You and me, we're gonna get along
$1 or more per month

All patrons get to check out Patreon exclusive films! Check out the upcoming Patreon exclusive podcast! Get updates on my upcoming major projects! And get access to my secret YouTube channel!

Character Creator
$5 or more per month only 5 left

For $5 you get to name a character in an upcoming 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.

Dialogue Writer
$10 or more per month only 10 left

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


This reward is repeatable for each month you donate.


I reserve the right to ask for changes.

Producer Credit
$50 or more per month

You'll get all lower tiers, as well as an official Producer credit on the next major project upon completion. You only need one month of Producer Credit tier patronage to qualify for the credit.

Goals
$140 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 and finance the next project and that's the ultimate goal. To create a loop where I can crank out high quality films for dirt cheap and get enough money coming back from them that I can live comfortably and continue creating.
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Island - OUT NOW FOR FREE


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.

Island is very close to my heart. If you plan to watch it please give it your full attention.


I AM JOEL HAVER!


I'm a filmmaker born in Canada, raised in Belchertown and living in New York City

Here's the deal. I make movies. I love making movies. I will always make movies.

I don't want to make movies for theaters. I don't want to spend years searching for distributors. I want to make movies for my fans and give them directly to my fans as soon as they're ready. 

Here's my proposed plan. Every time I make a movie, you can get early access to said movie for the cost of a matinee movie ticket ($5). If you wish to only pay per feature film you'll have plenty of warning and updates about when the next project is approaching release and can pledge for one month once it's out.

At the same time, I will continue to release weekly short films on my YouTube in hopes that my goofier short filmmaking and more labored longform work can coexist symbiotically! I have tons to check out already here! - https://www.youtube.com/user/MakingShorts/videos

All money earned will go solely to making future projects happen. Hopefully this can begin to make these large scale projects self sufficient and prevent me from selling my soul to the Hollywood machine. I think the future of filmmaking is one of online self distribution with a direct connection between audience and filmmaker and if no one else has the gonads to welcome in that future maybe I'll have to!

EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THE FILMS WILL RECEIVE EARLY ACCESS FREE OF CHARGE. Don't have $5? Maybe help me make the next one? Reach out: [email protected]


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?

With Island being released, it'll be quite some time before I release another large scale project. Over the coming months expect consistent short films, drawings on my Instagram drawing page (https://www.instagram.com/joeldrawsandwriteshaver) and updates on my next big project once it gets going.

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! 

MakingShorts

MakingShorts is the YouTube channel I've used for six years to upload my short films. Dig into the archives, you'll find no more accurate timeline of my growth as a filmmaker than this channel. These can be anything from short sketches to more thought out narrative pieces!

Vimeo

My Vimeo page was made during my time at film school. You will see a fair amount of overlap between this page and MakingShorts, but a few of my best films are exclusively on my Vimeo. I recommend A Family Dinner, Things Happen At a Middle School Dance and Every Other Saturday as some of my favorite shorts I made while at film school. I'll primarily use Vimeo as the platform for my feature films as well.

MakingVideoEssays

Though I grow more and more disenchanted with video essays as the internet has become inundated with them, every now and then I have the urge to make one myself and have a channel specifically for that purpose! Everything on there is gaming related right now, I often find myself fascinated with the medium's unexplored potential for storytelling. Though I wouldn't doubt a video or two about film could appear in the channel's future!

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 'sodes 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

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Tiers
You and me, we're gonna get along
$1 or more per month

All patrons get to check out Patreon exclusive films! Check out the upcoming Patreon exclusive podcast! Get updates on my upcoming major projects! And get access to my secret YouTube channel!

Character Creator
$5 or more per month only 5 left

For $5 you get to name a character in an upcoming 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.

Dialogue Writer
$10 or more per month only 10 left

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


This reward is repeatable for each month you donate.


I reserve the right to ask for changes.

Producer Credit
$50 or more per month

You'll get all lower tiers, as well as an official Producer credit on the next major project upon completion. You only need one month of Producer Credit tier patronage to qualify for the credit.