Myles O'Reilly's Arbutus Yarns is creating One Music Documentary Per Month
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patrons

I have a dream to pack light and travel the length and breadth of Ireland looking for musicians, their songs and stories, to bring you one music documentary per month. I want to continously catalogue all the musical beauty that exists in this country and I'm asking for your help.

If you've stumbled across my films on the internet then you know I'm intent on finding and showcasing new and homegrown Irish live music emanating from living-rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, warehouses, rooftops, rainforests, mountains and literally anywhere but on a stage. I follow my ears first, and then try to represent the songs I find in a visual that documents the character of the performer, the detail of their everyday environs and their culture, without the common disconnect of smoke and mirrors that is so commonly associated with stages, studios and broadcast television. 

BUT

I can not afford to keep it up.
I've been making these films (watch a selection posted here) on my own, voluntarily and in my spare time. Sometimes they help paying clients find me but not often enough. I want to continue making music films because their creation happens so naturally for me but I struggle to keep going as I become increasingly poor. If I moan, people repeatedly say I should find advertising or broadcasting work. I should be thinking business. I'm useless at business and even if I tried then the creation of these films would potentially cease. I won't have the time. Since 2009 I've been sacrificing financial security for the joy and integrity of creating Arbutus Yarns productions, having had incredible opportunities to work with many great musicians but slowly and persistently the reality is I can not continue to be as free and prolific with my independent projects, and survive in Ireland. 

This platform is a light at the end of the tunnel. My dream can become reality. If I reach my goal here on Patreon, the pressure will be off and I can keep making one music documentary per month for as long as I am able to lift a camera! I can make my films independent and free of any organisation or corporate influence. You can continue to enjoy my films and the freedom of my films, in the artists I discover and where I choose to film them. Have a look at my special reward tiers, and see what I can give you back for your sponsorship! 

Music For Life

Myles
Tiers
VHS Member
$1 or more per creation
See the films you sponsor a week before public release as well as notifications the moment any of my other client based films are released. 
BEATCAM Member
$3 or more per creation
Periodically vote on future video topics and receive updates on my progress via pictures, words and sounds.  
You also get all rewards from lower tiers.
DVD Member
$25 or more per creation
Your name in the video description. This can be an individual name, organisation name, whatever you like, so long as it's not super long.

You also get all rewards from lower tiers. 

35MM Member
$50 or more per creation
Your name on-screen at the end of videos. This can be an individual name, organisation name, whatever you like, so long as it's not super long. 

You also get all rewards from lower tiers. 

HERZOGIAN GUILD Member
$100 or more per creation
You are Patron of The Herzogian Guild. (This is for people, not brands).


At this ridiculous reward level you can have Hi-Res download links to my films and recieve free entry to any events where the films will be screening. Sit in on a soundcheck before a gig of any artist featured in a Patreon Sponsored film, including admittance to one headline event. You also get all rewards from lower tiers.

Goals
77 of 200 patrons
When I reach 200 patrons I will film, edit and release a Patreon funded music documentary when I can (5 - 15 minutes in length) not exeeding once per month, charging you once per creation. 
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I have a dream to pack light and travel the length and breadth of Ireland looking for musicians, their songs and stories, to bring you one music documentary per month. I want to continously catalogue all the musical beauty that exists in this country and I'm asking for your help.

If you've stumbled across my films on the internet then you know I'm intent on finding and showcasing new and homegrown Irish live music emanating from living-rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, warehouses, rooftops, rainforests, mountains and literally anywhere but on a stage. I follow my ears first, and then try to represent the songs I find in a visual that documents the character of the performer, the detail of their everyday environs and their culture, without the common disconnect of smoke and mirrors that is so commonly associated with stages, studios and broadcast television. 

BUT

I can not afford to keep it up.
I've been making these films (watch a selection posted here) on my own, voluntarily and in my spare time. Sometimes they help paying clients find me but not often enough. I want to continue making music films because their creation happens so naturally for me but I struggle to keep going as I become increasingly poor. If I moan, people repeatedly say I should find advertising or broadcasting work. I should be thinking business. I'm useless at business and even if I tried then the creation of these films would potentially cease. I won't have the time. Since 2009 I've been sacrificing financial security for the joy and integrity of creating Arbutus Yarns productions, having had incredible opportunities to work with many great musicians but slowly and persistently the reality is I can not continue to be as free and prolific with my independent projects, and survive in Ireland. 

This platform is a light at the end of the tunnel. My dream can become reality. If I reach my goal here on Patreon, the pressure will be off and I can keep making one music documentary per month for as long as I am able to lift a camera! I can make my films independent and free of any organisation or corporate influence. You can continue to enjoy my films and the freedom of my films, in the artists I discover and where I choose to film them. Have a look at my special reward tiers, and see what I can give you back for your sponsorship! 

Music For Life

Myles

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Tiers
VHS Member
$1 or more per creation
See the films you sponsor a week before public release as well as notifications the moment any of my other client based films are released. 
BEATCAM Member
$3 or more per creation
Periodically vote on future video topics and receive updates on my progress via pictures, words and sounds.  
You also get all rewards from lower tiers.
DVD Member
$25 or more per creation
Your name in the video description. This can be an individual name, organisation name, whatever you like, so long as it's not super long.

You also get all rewards from lower tiers. 

35MM Member
$50 or more per creation
Your name on-screen at the end of videos. This can be an individual name, organisation name, whatever you like, so long as it's not super long. 

You also get all rewards from lower tiers. 

HERZOGIAN GUILD Member
$100 or more per creation
You are Patron of The Herzogian Guild. (This is for people, not brands).


At this ridiculous reward level you can have Hi-Res download links to my films and recieve free entry to any events where the films will be screening. Sit in on a soundcheck before a gig of any artist featured in a Patreon Sponsored film, including admittance to one headline event. You also get all rewards from lower tiers.