I've run several successful crowdfunding campaigns -- for Kate & Joe, for Classic Alice, etc. -- and this is the future of art, at least for me. I can create what I'm passionate about outside of (and bucking) the traditional (let's face it, dude-dominated) system. But to be real: I cannot do that without your support; I need a budget, both to live and to create.
You would be supporting a woman creator that challenges both herself and her audience to think critically. You are also becoming a member of my creative team; the feedback via Patreon is amazing. I read your comments, we discuss, I ask for creative input. We figure this ish out together.
This is a life-long project; I have always wanted to be an actor and storyteller. Producing came naturally -- I wanted to bring those stories I created to life, and to do so in an economically viable way. I love what I do & can't wait to share it with you. It's the answer to a simple question, and one I challenge you to ask of yourself too: what am I most passionate about? For me, that's easy:
Creative careers are a balance between fulfilling your passion and figuring out how on earth to stay fiscally solvent. Instead of continuing to struggle alone, I found Patreon. And you. I use your help to keep myself afloat fiscally while I work on pilots, getting productions up & running, and more.
I hit a turning point about two months after my trip to Paris -- and I'm continuing to fight to bring more supporters, friends, and fans into the fold. I am so proud and grateful for the community we're building here. If you're here, I would love for you to join me.
I also maintain a Discord server, which is open to all, with secret Patreon hangs for certain levels. I frequently post there and here with updates about my work and life; it's kind of like being invited to a private social media page!
I post BTS of films I get the okay to shoot, of photoshoots, audition prep, writing, the frustrations of being an artist, the ups and downs. You get a more raw inside look at the whole thing. I am constantly experimenting to find new things to bring you -- things to excite both current and prospective patrons.
And of course, I always release EVERYTHING here first -- project notes, ideas, script planning, Behind the Scenes, new videos, all of it. Here, first.
But perks aren’t what this Patreon is about -- you want to help me grow as an artist, keep myself afloat as I work to "make it" in Los Angeles, and I want to let you guys peek behind the curtain. If you can't support via Patreon at this time, sharing and talking about this page (and my work!) is also an amazing way to do me a solid.
If you'd like to support me and can't meet the first perk level, you can donate just $1 per month. Click on any Get $ Reward button and a $1 option appears in the list that reads: "No reward, I just want to support Kate."