Kit Williamson

is creating Queer TV shows, movies and web content




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About Kit Williamson

Hey there! My name is Kit Williamson and I am the creator of the Emmy-nominated LGBTQ series EastSiders. You might also know me from Mad Men. Or from my occasionally thirsty Instagram. I’m on Patreon to ask for your help creating projects that focus on the queer community, and to forge a deeper connection with my supporters. Hopefully that means you!

Thanks to over a thousand amazing kickstarter backers, we are gearing up to release the fourth season of my Emmy-Nominated LGBT series EastSiders later this year. Making the show has been the most rewarding experience of my life, but it's also been a full time job for me for the last six years, and I have never taken a paycheck.

We're also mounting an ambitious festival tour to promote the show and meet the fans, and I'm paying for all of the travel, marketing and PR costs out of pocket. These costs really add up, in addition to taking time away from other work. 

I've been very fortunate to make my living acting and writing (and occasionally teaching), but I want to continue creating indie projects like EastSiders for all of you. The truth is, I've found mainstream studios and networks to be resistant to queer stories. While we’ve come a long way in terms of representation, there is still a long way to go. I know there is a huge audience that is hungry for more queer stories because I am part of that audience, and we deserve more than a new show every couple of years!

That's where you come in. I want you to be my collaborators and co-conspirators in growing a queer, creative community here on Patreon. 

Backers will have insider access to all of my indie projects, with exclusive photos, videos, blog posts, live streams and even unpublished scripts on my Patrons only feed. For the first time, I’ll also be offering online classes to share some of what I’ve learned over the years and empower other content creators, starting with a crowdfunding intensive this fall. Future classes (and events!) will be determined by my backers—I want this to be a community and that means handing over the reigns to all of you!

Thank you for joining me on this journey. Your support means everything. 
With Gratitude,

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  • Access to my queer creative community and Patrons Only feed with exclusive blog posts, photos and videos.
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  • A shoutout on my Instagram! 
  • Access to my unproduced scripts--be a part of my creative process! 
  • Monthly Patrons Only Q&As with me

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  • A special thanks in the credits of any indie projects I create while you are a patron!
  • A signed EastSiders postcard!
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I will continue my vlog series EASTSIDE STORIES, a behind the scenes look at the making of EastSiders!
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