Julius-Cezar MacQuarie is creating documentaries and podcasts on night work.
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patrons

$13
per month

Pledge for the Sleepless Bat

I opened a pledge to kickstart the making of a short documentary called the Sleepless Bat. The film carries a powerful social message about the problematic behind evening and night-time economy expansion that impact negatively the invisible lives of night workers that keep global cities going 24/7.

The film draft has been reviewed in 2016 by the screener and the main portfolio reviewer for the San Francisco International Film Festival:"The Sleepless Bat is a heart wrenching poem of survival in a callous world. Ali, the protagonist, cannot seem to escape the hopelessness of his life--even the act of finding a daytime job seems impossible to him. The themes of invisibility, immigration, sleep deprivation, poverty and survival are ubiquitous in today's nocturnal cities of the future. Ali however, seems to encounter all, at the same time. This short film isolates each of Ali's encounter in an effort to canvas the traps of his livelihood."

In Werner Herzog's inimitable way, this film reveals and "Ecstatic Truth" that just hits you emotionally.

The Sleepless Bat Trailer from NightSparks on Vimeo.

However, this creative work is time-consuming and it requires finances. With patrons' pledges, creative time turns into concrete, real outcomes. Be one of those people, curious enough and willing to support NightSparks works in order to continue unveiling a part of the world that remains largely unseen, unheard .... practically invisible. I urge you that you make your pledge and change the destiny of a short documentary that I started in 2015, but I stopped in 2016 due to lack of funds. Pledge for The Sleepless Bat, and for the NIGHTWORK documentary podcast. Be my Patron!

"No film remains unfinished." - Werner Herzog, (MasterClass, 2016)

"No story is left behind." - NightSparks.

Who am I?


I am Julius-Cezar MacQuarie and I am an anthropologist. I received my PhD in Sociology and Social Anthropology from Central European University (CEU) where I am affiliated with the Centre for Policy Studies. As a former INTEGRIM Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions fellow, my doctoral research in (CEU) focused on cooperation in the contemporary capitalist regime that demands and depends on the invisibilised lives of bio-automaton migrants working round-the-clock. NightSparks of London was born out of my doctoral research.

What do I do?


I carried out multi-sited nocturnal ethnographies in Budapest, Istanbul, London, Milano and Sofia. I produced short films (‘Invisible Lives: Romanian Night Shift Workers in London’, UK, 2013) | ‘Nocturnal Lives: Day Sleepers’, UK, 2015) and podcasts (NightWorkPod, CEU Podcasts, Budapest, 2018) for research and teaching on issues related to migrants working the night shift. Watch the trailer of The Sleepless Bat.

Currently, I apply anthropological theory to case management and outreach practice with vulnerable women (migrant and non-migrant) patients in NHS, London. Other work in progress includes seminar tutoring on health policy issues, a couple of book chapters for collective volumes on the integration of migrants and use of visual methods in migration studies.

My credentials are testimony to my focus on the theme of inclusiveness of migrants in Europe, which in the wake of the 2008 economic crush and 2015 waves of migrants fleeing war and insecurity has become more reflective of the contrary: non-inclusiveness in rapidly changing European societies (and the world).

Let's shake the world gently, together with every story that comes alive on the screen.

Thank you for your generous support and patience.
Creator of NightSparks © 2016-2019.

Any clarifying questions? Get in touch @tweetsfromdrjc // [email protected]
Web Profile: www.nightsparks.london
Tiers
Stripes | Tiger Cub - DoB: 10.02.2019
$4.99 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons

Twitter Follow and a Shoutout

A Twitter follow and a shoutout of every patreon supporter of NightSparks on Twitter, and then tweet at each of them and say thank you. Proof of age will be required.

Blaze | DRAGON TIGER - DoB: 05.02.2019
$8.99 or more per month 1 patron

Adblock Forgiveness

Use adblock when watching NightSparks videos as a benefit of being my patreon and supporting my pledge.

Access to a Patreon Only Feed

NightSparks' patreons only feed for the people who are supporting the making of The Sleepless Bat get to see the things that you I will be posting specifically to those people on patreon.

A Digital Signature

NightSparks' patreons will be able to download a digitally signed poster with "NightSparks Patreon: Supporter of the Film The Sleepless Bat".

... PLUS ...

Twitter Follow and a Shoutout

A Twitter follow and a shoutout of every patreon supporter of NightSparks on Twitter, and then tweet at each of them and say thank you.

Rama | TIGER MASTER - DoB: 12.02.2019
$23.99 or more per month 0 patrons

A Monthly Exclusive Podcast

Just for supporters in this tier that no one else gets access to except my patrons. I will respond to every single comment that is left on that video from my patrons.

... PLUS ...

Adblock Forgiveness

Use adblock on watching NightSparks videos as a benefit of being my patron and supporting my pledge.

Access to a Patreon Only Feed

NightSparks' patreons only feed for the people who are supporting the making of The Sleepless Bat get to see the things that you I will be posting specifically to those people on patron.

... PLUS …

Twitter Follow and a Shoutout

A Twitter follow and a shoutout of every patron supporter of NightSparks on Twitter, and then tweet at each of them and say thank you.

A Digital Signature

NightSparks' patreons will be able to download a digitally signed poster with "NightSparks Patreon: Supporter of the Film The Sleepless Bat".

Shiva | INSIDER TIGER PACK
$49.99 or more per month 0 patrons

Insiders' Special Behind The Scene Footage and Audio Sequences

Extra behind the scenes footage and sequences will be released to show how I conducted my research and how I involved the main character in the making of the film about his own life as a night worker and a family man surviving the city. Here, I also include the audio sequences from podcasts that I release.

Suggest Next Vlog Topic

I will appear on NightSparks YouTube page to Vlog about podcasting and documentary-making steps. But, if you have an idea, YOU can suggest the topic of the next Vlog.

Access to a Special, Private Email List

A special, private email list will include YOUR NAME/EMAIL, to give you insights of behind the scenes steps. SOON, INSIDER TIGER patreons will have access to a Facebook private group to interact with each other, and maybe even also directly with me.

Monthly, Live Q&A session

My fave treat for INSIDER TIGER patreons: A Monthly, LIVE Q&A session. This will be a live streaming event, privately interacting with the comments. Patreons will be welcome to join with their web cams, so we can all see each other, talk to each other. This way, we'll be able to actually meet, face to face digitally with all of you who are commenting on the podcasts or videos.

Monthly Google Hangout

A monthly Google Hangout by invitation - one of my patreons hangs out with me. At times, I will have guests who come on NightSparks shows - you'll get to hang out with them too!

... PLUS …

Monthly Exclusive Podcast

Just for supporters in this tier that no one else gets access to except my patrons. I will respond to every single comment that is left on that video from my patreons.

... PLUS …

Adblock Forgiveness

Use adblock on watching NightSparks videos as a benefit of being my patron and supporting my pledge.

Access to a Patron Only Feed

NightSparks' patreons only feed for the people who are supporting the making of The Sleepless Bat get to see the things that you I will be posting specifically to those people on patron.

Twitter Follow and a Shoutout

A Twitter follow and a shoutout of every patron supporter of NightSparks on Twitter, and then tweet at each of them and say thank you.

Soon: A Digital Signature

NightSparks' patreons will be able to download a digitally signed poster with "NightSparks Patron: Supporter of the Film The Sleepless Bat". 

Samkha | ULTIMATE TIGER
$999 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons

Associate Patreon

To ensure that the Sleepless Bat Production stays on track, we need executive patreons to help us get going, nurture us during difficult phases of production and post production, and see The Sleepless Bat delivered by 2020.  It includes:

  • Associate Patron Title in the Credits (the equivalent to Associate Producer)
  • Associate Patron Badge on your digital tier member biography
  • Dinner with the Sleepless Bat Cinematographer, Director and NightSparks Founder
  • Two tickets to the launch of the film
  • Two tickets to the after-film launch party
  • Handwritten thank you letter from the NightSparks Founder
  • A personal shout-out on the NightSparks website

Access to my Ideas List and Practices During Research

You will have access to my idea list for a certain podcast episode, or for a certain video. If I will have a brainstorming map you'll be the first to see it, or my notes that I wrote up for that particular video, as well.

... PLUS …

Your Name In The Credits.

As a NightSparks Patreon, your name will appear in the credits of podcasts and on the release of The Sleepless Bat.

Exclusive Patron-Only Memoranda

Exclusive merchandise offered to Executive Patreons only. You will receive or be able to download right away posters, or prints of Ultimate Tiger AssociatePatreon badge. Occasionally, you will be able to access exclusive merchandise that only executive patreon supporters can buy.

… PLUS…

You will benefit from all the rewards included in the rest of the tiers(Stripes-Tiger Cub, Blaze-Dragon Tiger, Rama-Master Tiger, and Shiva-Insider Tiger Pack). Benefits will not be added automatically. These will be given upon requests from Ultimate Tigers only. 

Amur | LORD TIGER
$5,000 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons

Choose ONE Documentary or Podcast Project Idea or Topic and I carry out the entire sequence from planning to blitz fieldwork, and all the way to delivering a finished product (one short documentary or podcast, including the transcript).


The steps involve: 

  • Desk research 
  • Searching for location and blitz fieldwork
  • Participant Recruiting during Participant and Non-participant Observations
  • Interviewing or Schmoozing (informal conversations)
  • Filming and Audio Recording
  • Sound and Video Editing
  • Secure and Select Music
  • Create a Digitally Encoded Package of the final copy 
  • Time Code the transcripts for dubbing or subtitle
  • Create the art work (eg. Campaign poster)
  • Create a 30-60 second trailer

Amur, the Lord Tiger Patreons receive all rewards included in the rest of the tiers (Stripes-Tiger Cub, Blaze-Dragon Tiger, Rama-Master Tiger, Shiva-Insider Tiger Pack, and Samkha-Ultimate Tiger). 


YOU DISCOVER. I CREATE. 

Goals
$13 of $2,500 per month
MAIN GOAL:
  • The Sleepless Bat Trailer goes to the picture and sound editors for further editing.
  • Reduce trailer to a shorter version of max 120 seconds. 
  • The Sleepless Bat rushes library (100GB of sound and image) will go into the triage stage. 
  • The picture and sound editors will select the best rushes and crystal clear sound from the existing library for further filming. 
On-going goals strategy to capture the critical audiences:
  • Bi-Monthly Podcasts



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Pledge for the Sleepless Bat

I opened a pledge to kickstart the making of a short documentary called the Sleepless Bat. The film carries a powerful social message about the problematic behind evening and night-time economy expansion that impact negatively the invisible lives of night workers that keep global cities going 24/7.

The film draft has been reviewed in 2016 by the screener and the main portfolio reviewer for the San Francisco International Film Festival:"The Sleepless Bat is a heart wrenching poem of survival in a callous world. Ali, the protagonist, cannot seem to escape the hopelessness of his life--even the act of finding a daytime job seems impossible to him. The themes of invisibility, immigration, sleep deprivation, poverty and survival are ubiquitous in today's nocturnal cities of the future. Ali however, seems to encounter all, at the same time. This short film isolates each of Ali's encounter in an effort to canvas the traps of his livelihood."

In Werner Herzog's inimitable way, this film reveals and "Ecstatic Truth" that just hits you emotionally.

The Sleepless Bat Trailer from NightSparks on Vimeo.

However, this creative work is time-consuming and it requires finances. With patrons' pledges, creative time turns into concrete, real outcomes. Be one of those people, curious enough and willing to support NightSparks works in order to continue unveiling a part of the world that remains largely unseen, unheard .... practically invisible. I urge you that you make your pledge and change the destiny of a short documentary that I started in 2015, but I stopped in 2016 due to lack of funds. Pledge for The Sleepless Bat, and for the NIGHTWORK documentary podcast. Be my Patron!

"No film remains unfinished." - Werner Herzog, (MasterClass, 2016)

"No story is left behind." - NightSparks.

Who am I?


I am Julius-Cezar MacQuarie and I am an anthropologist. I received my PhD in Sociology and Social Anthropology from Central European University (CEU) where I am affiliated with the Centre for Policy Studies. As a former INTEGRIM Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions fellow, my doctoral research in (CEU) focused on cooperation in the contemporary capitalist regime that demands and depends on the invisibilised lives of bio-automaton migrants working round-the-clock. NightSparks of London was born out of my doctoral research.

What do I do?


I carried out multi-sited nocturnal ethnographies in Budapest, Istanbul, London, Milano and Sofia. I produced short films (‘Invisible Lives: Romanian Night Shift Workers in London’, UK, 2013) | ‘Nocturnal Lives: Day Sleepers’, UK, 2015) and podcasts (NightWorkPod, CEU Podcasts, Budapest, 2018) for research and teaching on issues related to migrants working the night shift. Watch the trailer of The Sleepless Bat.

Currently, I apply anthropological theory to case management and outreach practice with vulnerable women (migrant and non-migrant) patients in NHS, London. Other work in progress includes seminar tutoring on health policy issues, a couple of book chapters for collective volumes on the integration of migrants and use of visual methods in migration studies.

My credentials are testimony to my focus on the theme of inclusiveness of migrants in Europe, which in the wake of the 2008 economic crush and 2015 waves of migrants fleeing war and insecurity has become more reflective of the contrary: non-inclusiveness in rapidly changing European societies (and the world).

Let's shake the world gently, together with every story that comes alive on the screen.

Thank you for your generous support and patience.
Creator of NightSparks © 2016-2019.

Any clarifying questions? Get in touch @tweetsfromdrjc // [email protected]
Web Profile: www.nightsparks.london

Recent posts by Julius-Cezar MacQuarie

Tiers
Stripes | Tiger Cub - DoB: 10.02.2019
$4.99 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons

Twitter Follow and a Shoutout

A Twitter follow and a shoutout of every patreon supporter of NightSparks on Twitter, and then tweet at each of them and say thank you. Proof of age will be required.

Blaze | DRAGON TIGER - DoB: 05.02.2019
$8.99 or more per month 1 patron

Adblock Forgiveness

Use adblock when watching NightSparks videos as a benefit of being my patreon and supporting my pledge.

Access to a Patreon Only Feed

NightSparks' patreons only feed for the people who are supporting the making of The Sleepless Bat get to see the things that you I will be posting specifically to those people on patreon.

A Digital Signature

NightSparks' patreons will be able to download a digitally signed poster with "NightSparks Patreon: Supporter of the Film The Sleepless Bat".

... PLUS ...

Twitter Follow and a Shoutout

A Twitter follow and a shoutout of every patreon supporter of NightSparks on Twitter, and then tweet at each of them and say thank you.

Rama | TIGER MASTER - DoB: 12.02.2019
$23.99 or more per month 0 patrons

A Monthly Exclusive Podcast

Just for supporters in this tier that no one else gets access to except my patrons. I will respond to every single comment that is left on that video from my patrons.

... PLUS ...

Adblock Forgiveness

Use adblock on watching NightSparks videos as a benefit of being my patron and supporting my pledge.

Access to a Patreon Only Feed

NightSparks' patreons only feed for the people who are supporting the making of The Sleepless Bat get to see the things that you I will be posting specifically to those people on patron.

... PLUS …

Twitter Follow and a Shoutout

A Twitter follow and a shoutout of every patron supporter of NightSparks on Twitter, and then tweet at each of them and say thank you.

A Digital Signature

NightSparks' patreons will be able to download a digitally signed poster with "NightSparks Patreon: Supporter of the Film The Sleepless Bat".

Shiva | INSIDER TIGER PACK
$49.99 or more per month 0 patrons

Insiders' Special Behind The Scene Footage and Audio Sequences

Extra behind the scenes footage and sequences will be released to show how I conducted my research and how I involved the main character in the making of the film about his own life as a night worker and a family man surviving the city. Here, I also include the audio sequences from podcasts that I release.

Suggest Next Vlog Topic

I will appear on NightSparks YouTube page to Vlog about podcasting and documentary-making steps. But, if you have an idea, YOU can suggest the topic of the next Vlog.

Access to a Special, Private Email List

A special, private email list will include YOUR NAME/EMAIL, to give you insights of behind the scenes steps. SOON, INSIDER TIGER patreons will have access to a Facebook private group to interact with each other, and maybe even also directly with me.

Monthly, Live Q&A session

My fave treat for INSIDER TIGER patreons: A Monthly, LIVE Q&A session. This will be a live streaming event, privately interacting with the comments. Patreons will be welcome to join with their web cams, so we can all see each other, talk to each other. This way, we'll be able to actually meet, face to face digitally with all of you who are commenting on the podcasts or videos.

Monthly Google Hangout

A monthly Google Hangout by invitation - one of my patreons hangs out with me. At times, I will have guests who come on NightSparks shows - you'll get to hang out with them too!

... PLUS …

Monthly Exclusive Podcast

Just for supporters in this tier that no one else gets access to except my patrons. I will respond to every single comment that is left on that video from my patreons.

... PLUS …

Adblock Forgiveness

Use adblock on watching NightSparks videos as a benefit of being my patron and supporting my pledge.

Access to a Patron Only Feed

NightSparks' patreons only feed for the people who are supporting the making of The Sleepless Bat get to see the things that you I will be posting specifically to those people on patron.

Twitter Follow and a Shoutout

A Twitter follow and a shoutout of every patron supporter of NightSparks on Twitter, and then tweet at each of them and say thank you.

Soon: A Digital Signature

NightSparks' patreons will be able to download a digitally signed poster with "NightSparks Patron: Supporter of the Film The Sleepless Bat". 

Samkha | ULTIMATE TIGER
$999 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons

Associate Patreon

To ensure that the Sleepless Bat Production stays on track, we need executive patreons to help us get going, nurture us during difficult phases of production and post production, and see The Sleepless Bat delivered by 2020.  It includes:

  • Associate Patron Title in the Credits (the equivalent to Associate Producer)
  • Associate Patron Badge on your digital tier member biography
  • Dinner with the Sleepless Bat Cinematographer, Director and NightSparks Founder
  • Two tickets to the launch of the film
  • Two tickets to the after-film launch party
  • Handwritten thank you letter from the NightSparks Founder
  • A personal shout-out on the NightSparks website

Access to my Ideas List and Practices During Research

You will have access to my idea list for a certain podcast episode, or for a certain video. If I will have a brainstorming map you'll be the first to see it, or my notes that I wrote up for that particular video, as well.

... PLUS …

Your Name In The Credits.

As a NightSparks Patreon, your name will appear in the credits of podcasts and on the release of The Sleepless Bat.

Exclusive Patron-Only Memoranda

Exclusive merchandise offered to Executive Patreons only. You will receive or be able to download right away posters, or prints of Ultimate Tiger AssociatePatreon badge. Occasionally, you will be able to access exclusive merchandise that only executive patreon supporters can buy.

… PLUS…

You will benefit from all the rewards included in the rest of the tiers(Stripes-Tiger Cub, Blaze-Dragon Tiger, Rama-Master Tiger, and Shiva-Insider Tiger Pack). Benefits will not be added automatically. These will be given upon requests from Ultimate Tigers only. 

Amur | LORD TIGER
$5,000 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons

Choose ONE Documentary or Podcast Project Idea or Topic and I carry out the entire sequence from planning to blitz fieldwork, and all the way to delivering a finished product (one short documentary or podcast, including the transcript).


The steps involve: 

  • Desk research 
  • Searching for location and blitz fieldwork
  • Participant Recruiting during Participant and Non-participant Observations
  • Interviewing or Schmoozing (informal conversations)
  • Filming and Audio Recording
  • Sound and Video Editing
  • Secure and Select Music
  • Create a Digitally Encoded Package of the final copy 
  • Time Code the transcripts for dubbing or subtitle
  • Create the art work (eg. Campaign poster)
  • Create a 30-60 second trailer

Amur, the Lord Tiger Patreons receive all rewards included in the rest of the tiers (Stripes-Tiger Cub, Blaze-Dragon Tiger, Rama-Master Tiger, Shiva-Insider Tiger Pack, and Samkha-Ultimate Tiger). 


YOU DISCOVER. I CREATE.