Mike Rembis is creating stories, screenplays, a blog, a podcast, and a movie
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You want the scoop.  The facts.  The raw truth.

I've got that.  I have been witnessing stupidity for 50 years and am here to bring my wit and candor to those who are willing to listen.  Deep down I am a storyteller.  But there is so much to tell, so much I have seen and wish to convey, where do I begin?

The screenplays and essays that I have already written are just the tip of the iceberg.  My short films also give you a glimpse of what lies beneath the waves.  To really breach the surface I need more time.  Since there is no way to purchase time, what I need is a way to carve out less time for "work" and more time to create.  This is where you come in, dear patron of the arts.

With proper funding I will be able to dedicate my time to my own creative endeavors instead of spending time "working" for an employer whose goals I have no vested interest in. 

My avenues to storytelling vary.  I have one big tale to tell and multiple ways I intend to express it.  Some chapters will be through short stories about my "work."  I keep referring to work in parentheses because I have held over 100 jobs in 35 years.  Most of it was to get a paycheck, not doing anything I cared to.  A lot of it was great fun that I truly enjoyed and gave me fodder for my tales, so - no regrets.  In that time I found joy, laughter, tears and pain and most of all I can say I witnessed a lot of stupidity.  Witnessing Stupidity is the title of my blog and podcast.  It is the foundation of my storytelling.

My creative outlets are not limited to the blog and podcast.  I am also writing books, editing my existing screenplays and have other short films and a movie to produce.  What I offer you, my patrons, is a front row seat to my creative process.  I know what I want to say, how I want to impart the information and what I want to accomplish.

Through your generosity I will be able to cut back on the hours I spend at "work" and devote more time to creating entertainment on a daily basis.  I begin by directing you to my work that is already available online, including my second failed Kickstarter campaign to publish the experimental novel The Rembis Report.  Initial funding will help me to license content necessary to make this volume complete.  The next phase will be to add content on a periodic basis to the Witnessing Stupidity blog.  With more funding I will be able to purchase microphones to segue the blog into a podcast where I interview people about their jobs, what stupidity they have witnessed and what they suggest can be done to fix it or simply deal with it. 

Initial funding will also allow me to license a new screenwriting software program so that I may edit some existing screenplays and enter them into various competitions.  I offer a first glance to all patrons upon request.  I will also be able to dedicate time to completing two novels, pursuing new screenplays and eventually producing a new short film and a feature film.

My goal here is to entertain you with my creative process.  This is why I am seeking funding on a monthly basis.  There are so many pieces to the puzzle, I want you to see each piece as you watch me put it together.  As content is completed or ready for review patrons will gain access and be able to offer critique and have input.

Help calve the iceberg so you can see the big picture.

Thanks for your support.

Mike Rembis
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Full access to all my creative content you can't find on your own.  If you would like to read a screenplay, just ask.
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You get on the list!  Yes, the velvet rope opens up and I send you an update on anything non-blog related that I have just completed, an essay, a screenplay, short story, you name it.
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You are so awesome.  Tell me what you want to read and give me feedback.  I have several screenplays and a first draft novel to choose from.
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Want to be on the podcast?  Share your story with the world and let's analyze your workplace in sarcastic revelry.
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Are you kidding me?  You like me this much?  Wow!  I like you too!  You get an autographed copy of my epic poem Coffee and autographed copies of anything else I publish for as long as you stick with me at this level.
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You are an incredible human being.  There must be something you want to tell me.  Let's talk on the phone once in a while and chat.  Tell me what you're up to and ask me whatever you want.  If I can help distill any advice I am happy to do so.
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At this rate you obviously want me to succeed.  Thank You!  Thank You!  Thank You!  I can give you weekly updates on my progress with all of my writing so you can see the first drafts of whatever I am working on and as always, your critique is welcome.
Email your request to me at [email protected]
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You just got me an outside office where I can really concentrate and helped make something magical happen.  Now I can start work on developing my short film In The Moment. On behalf of myself and all of my Patrons, THANK YOU!  In a few months time I will have a film for everybody to watch. 

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It's Showtime!  You just got me to the point where I can seriously begin pre-production on Sometimes Called Falling In Love.
 
THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO MAKE SOMETHING SPECIAL HAPPEN!

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Remember all those emails you wish you saved? The funny ones, the tender ones, the ones that made you think? I did, and here they are.   This is a book unlike anything you have ever seen.  I saved them all and put them together into a one of a kind book that incorporates my own photography, news articles shared through email and the series of I emails I sent out from 2006 to 2009 entitled The Rembis Report.
 
Your contribution will help to license the following articles:
Broken hearts, broken rigs collide in deadly blaze, Detroit fire shows impact of budget cuts on safety - The Detroit Free Press, February 27, 2008
Tsunami-orphaned hippo adopted by 100-year old tortoise - Agence France Presse (AFP), August 19, 2005
Teacher loved music, singing - The St. Petersburg Times, December 27, 2006

To see what happened on my Kickstarter campaign, take a look and read all of my updates to get a taste of The Rembis Report.
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You want the scoop.  The facts.  The raw truth.

I've got that.  I have been witnessing stupidity for 50 years and am here to bring my wit and candor to those who are willing to listen.  Deep down I am a storyteller.  But there is so much to tell, so much I have seen and wish to convey, where do I begin?

The screenplays and essays that I have already written are just the tip of the iceberg.  My short films also give you a glimpse of what lies beneath the waves.  To really breach the surface I need more time.  Since there is no way to purchase time, what I need is a way to carve out less time for "work" and more time to create.  This is where you come in, dear patron of the arts.

With proper funding I will be able to dedicate my time to my own creative endeavors instead of spending time "working" for an employer whose goals I have no vested interest in. 

My avenues to storytelling vary.  I have one big tale to tell and multiple ways I intend to express it.  Some chapters will be through short stories about my "work."  I keep referring to work in parentheses because I have held over 100 jobs in 35 years.  Most of it was to get a paycheck, not doing anything I cared to.  A lot of it was great fun that I truly enjoyed and gave me fodder for my tales, so - no regrets.  In that time I found joy, laughter, tears and pain and most of all I can say I witnessed a lot of stupidity.  Witnessing Stupidity is the title of my blog and podcast.  It is the foundation of my storytelling.

My creative outlets are not limited to the blog and podcast.  I am also writing books, editing my existing screenplays and have other short films and a movie to produce.  What I offer you, my patrons, is a front row seat to my creative process.  I know what I want to say, how I want to impart the information and what I want to accomplish.

Through your generosity I will be able to cut back on the hours I spend at "work" and devote more time to creating entertainment on a daily basis.  I begin by directing you to my work that is already available online, including my second failed Kickstarter campaign to publish the experimental novel The Rembis Report.  Initial funding will help me to license content necessary to make this volume complete.  The next phase will be to add content on a periodic basis to the Witnessing Stupidity blog.  With more funding I will be able to purchase microphones to segue the blog into a podcast where I interview people about their jobs, what stupidity they have witnessed and what they suggest can be done to fix it or simply deal with it. 

Initial funding will also allow me to license a new screenwriting software program so that I may edit some existing screenplays and enter them into various competitions.  I offer a first glance to all patrons upon request.  I will also be able to dedicate time to completing two novels, pursuing new screenplays and eventually producing a new short film and a feature film.

My goal here is to entertain you with my creative process.  This is why I am seeking funding on a monthly basis.  There are so many pieces to the puzzle, I want you to see each piece as you watch me put it together.  As content is completed or ready for review patrons will gain access and be able to offer critique and have input.

Help calve the iceberg so you can see the big picture.

Thanks for your support.

Mike Rembis

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Pledge $5 or more per month
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Full access to all my creative content you can't find on your own.  If you would like to read a screenplay, just ask.
Email your request to me at [email protected]
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
You get on the list!  Yes, the velvet rope opens up and I send you an update on anything non-blog related that I have just completed, an essay, a screenplay, short story, you name it.
Email your request to me at [email protected]
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
You are so awesome.  Tell me what you want to read and give me feedback.  I have several screenplays and a first draft novel to choose from.
Email your request to me at [email protected]
Pledge $40 or more per month
0 patrons
Want to be on the podcast?  Share your story with the world and let's analyze your workplace in sarcastic revelry.
Email your request to me at [email protected] /* */
Pledge $80 or more per month
0 patrons
Are you kidding me?  You like me this much?  Wow!  I like you too!  You get an autographed copy of my epic poem Coffee and autographed copies of anything else I publish for as long as you stick with me at this level.
Email your request to me at [email protected]
Pledge $200 or more per month
0 patrons
You are an incredible human being.  There must be something you want to tell me.  Let's talk on the phone once in a while and chat.  Tell me what you're up to and ask me whatever you want.  If I can help distill any advice I am happy to do so.
Email your request to me at [email protected]
Pledge $400 or more per month
0 patrons
At this rate you obviously want me to succeed.  Thank You!  Thank You!  Thank You!  I can give you weekly updates on my progress with all of my writing so you can see the first drafts of whatever I am working on and as always, your critique is welcome.
Email your request to me at [email protected]
Pledge $2,000 or more per month
0 patrons
You just got me an outside office where I can really concentrate and helped make something magical happen.  Now I can start work on developing my short film In The Moment. On behalf of myself and all of my Patrons, THANK YOU!  In a few months time I will have a film for everybody to watch. 

Pledge $4,000 or more per month
0 patrons
It's Showtime!  You just got me to the point where I can seriously begin pre-production on Sometimes Called Falling In Love.
 
THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO MAKE SOMETHING SPECIAL HAPPEN!