Leslie Foster is creating Art for the Resistance: Experimental Film & Gallery Installation
14

patrons

$73
per month
A Little About Me
I'm a freelance experimental filmmaker, installation artist, writer, and activist. All of those various facets of myself get distilled and expressed in my experimental work. I’ve been telling stories for as long as I can remember and love using that medium as a way to explore ideas and experiences.

My work focuses on providing space for voices that are far-too-often ignored and is centered in the lives of marginalized people, especially queer folks and people of color. My films explore joyful resistance to systemic oppression and imagine new ways of being in this world.

I've been incredibly luck to pursue my art and I'm always working on ways to grow and learn in order to create content that is meaningful to you and many others. Thanks for stopping by!

Check out some of my work here: http://lesliefmuse.com



Why I Decided to use Patreon and How You Can Help
Filmmaking and installation building is expensive, time-consuming work, which becomes difficult when an artist is juggling healthcare, living expenses, and odd jobs.

It is incredibly important to me that my collaborators and crew are compensated fairly and I won’t create work unless this is possible. I’m also committed to working with crews that are centered on marginalized people and your funding helps this become a reality!

Film gear is expensive both to purchase and maintain and funding this Patreon allows me to use high quality equipment to create beautiful and thought provoking projects.

Artist residencies can be vital to mid-career artists and serve to provide a network of other artists as well as a space to hone skills. However, without financial freedom, it can be difficult to take the time required for a residency.

Finally, I love getting the chance to mentor young artists and filmmakers and I love getting the chance to be vocal and participate in activism. Patreon allows me the time and peace of mind to be able to do this.



Rewards

I'm passionate about sharing the work I do and as a patron, you’ll get an inside look at current projects, sneak peeks at future concepts, and get the scoop on what it’s like to create a film-based gallery show from the ground up! Check out the rewards in detail to the right.

Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Get a shout-out on your social media platform(s) of choice and have your name listed in the credits of all future projects!


You'll also get my musings, art recommendations, and updates with my bi-monthly newsletter The Nomad Chronicles.

Pledge $3 or more per month
$3 or more per month 4 patrons
You’ll have access to polls on the community feed and get exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and film stills.

Includes all previous rewards!
Pledge $6 or more per month
$6 or more per month 7 patrons
You'll get to see exclusive clips from current projects.

Once I reach my second goal, you’ll get access to my bi-monthly conversations with artist, theorists, and activists, including exclusive-to-patreon bits.

Includes all previous rewards!
Pledge $10 or more per month
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Want to see what I’m doing before anyone else can? You’ll get early access to teasers/trailers, extended clips, and even the occasional rough cut from projects in production.

Includes all previous rewards!
Pledge $25 or more per month
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Join me on set virtually while I’m shooting - you’ll get a link so I can take you on a tour of set between set-ups, and maybe you’ll get a chance to see a full take or two. 

Includes all previous rewards!
Pledge $50 or more per month
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Ever wonder what happens to all the footage that doesn’t make it into the final cut? Me too! I’ll be editing extended versions of some of my projects and you’ll get exclusive access them way before anyone else does and some cases, you’ll be the only folks who ever see them!

Previous rewards included!
Pledge $75 or more per month
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
Ever wanted to be on a film set? You’ll get exclusive invites to visit me on set during some of my productions. You’ll also get a special invite to spend time with me during our gallery previews, the night before a show opens. If you don’t live nearby, I’ll show you around virtually.

Previous rewards included!
Goals
$73 of $800 per month
I can start work on an in-home office and studio.
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A Little About Me
I'm a freelance experimental filmmaker, installation artist, writer, and activist. All of those various facets of myself get distilled and expressed in my experimental work. I’ve been telling stories for as long as I can remember and love using that medium as a way to explore ideas and experiences.

My work focuses on providing space for voices that are far-too-often ignored and is centered in the lives of marginalized people, especially queer folks and people of color. My films explore joyful resistance to systemic oppression and imagine new ways of being in this world.

I've been incredibly luck to pursue my art and I'm always working on ways to grow and learn in order to create content that is meaningful to you and many others. Thanks for stopping by!

Check out some of my work here: http://lesliefmuse.com



Why I Decided to use Patreon and How You Can Help
Filmmaking and installation building is expensive, time-consuming work, which becomes difficult when an artist is juggling healthcare, living expenses, and odd jobs.

It is incredibly important to me that my collaborators and crew are compensated fairly and I won’t create work unless this is possible. I’m also committed to working with crews that are centered on marginalized people and your funding helps this become a reality!

Film gear is expensive both to purchase and maintain and funding this Patreon allows me to use high quality equipment to create beautiful and thought provoking projects.

Artist residencies can be vital to mid-career artists and serve to provide a network of other artists as well as a space to hone skills. However, without financial freedom, it can be difficult to take the time required for a residency.

Finally, I love getting the chance to mentor young artists and filmmakers and I love getting the chance to be vocal and participate in activism. Patreon allows me the time and peace of mind to be able to do this.



Rewards

I'm passionate about sharing the work I do and as a patron, you’ll get an inside look at current projects, sneak peeks at future concepts, and get the scoop on what it’s like to create a film-based gallery show from the ground up! Check out the rewards in detail to the right.

Recent posts by Leslie Foster

Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Get a shout-out on your social media platform(s) of choice and have your name listed in the credits of all future projects!


You'll also get my musings, art recommendations, and updates with my bi-monthly newsletter The Nomad Chronicles.

Pledge $3 or more per month
$3 or more per month 4 patrons
You’ll have access to polls on the community feed and get exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and film stills.

Includes all previous rewards!
Pledge $6 or more per month
$6 or more per month 7 patrons
You'll get to see exclusive clips from current projects.

Once I reach my second goal, you’ll get access to my bi-monthly conversations with artist, theorists, and activists, including exclusive-to-patreon bits.

Includes all previous rewards!
Pledge $10 or more per month
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Want to see what I’m doing before anyone else can? You’ll get early access to teasers/trailers, extended clips, and even the occasional rough cut from projects in production.

Includes all previous rewards!
Pledge $25 or more per month
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Join me on set virtually while I’m shooting - you’ll get a link so I can take you on a tour of set between set-ups, and maybe you’ll get a chance to see a full take or two. 

Includes all previous rewards!
Pledge $50 or more per month
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Ever wonder what happens to all the footage that doesn’t make it into the final cut? Me too! I’ll be editing extended versions of some of my projects and you’ll get exclusive access them way before anyone else does and some cases, you’ll be the only folks who ever see them!

Previous rewards included!
Pledge $75 or more per month
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
Ever wanted to be on a film set? You’ll get exclusive invites to visit me on set during some of my productions. You’ll also get a special invite to spend time with me during our gallery previews, the night before a show opens. If you don’t live nearby, I’ll show you around virtually.

Previous rewards included!