We want to continue our work and make it financially viable which is why we now seek your support. You will be able to follow and enable our development as we set goals we work towards, and of course take part of the rewards we create.
We got lots of things in plan but first and foremost it's about spreading the reach of the films we work with! For audience, organizations, agencies etc to see and for film makers to reach.
As a Patron you get exclusive access to films that we will post here, and benefits such as online access to Film Festival selections, early access to new content and much more.
You don't have to visit the Festivals or even live in the same country to see the films – you can watch the selection online!
If you don't know us and like to to know more, read on and you will :)
We started out with one simple ambition that we have stuck with - to screen and promote true independent films! Often no-budget and/or experimental but sometimes also bigger productions.
At the event themselves we use the budget that we have mainly for three things
- A solid Venue
- Advertising towards audience so that people actually get to see the films.
- Accomodation for film makers and film organizations
These three factors create a core for the event and a positive circle. Audience, film makers and organizations get to actually meet up, network and have fun while watching some real independent films! Because of the accomodation cost we pay for we have had film makers and film organizations traveling to the festivals from Iran, USA, Canada, France, Tunisia, Spain, Singapore, Argentina and Finland to only name a few.
As many things Illambra grew as a natural branch from the Festivals. While Youtube and Vimeo are great for certain content they are free to watch and not curated and when it comes to Subscription Streamingsites after Netflix, HBO and some other giants the field is really, really thin.
We realized that the audience who missed the screenings have no opportunity to watch the films and also that after the festival run has ended for a film maker there is not "home" for the film to land in. So we decided to build it ourselves, which is what we have now done!
In the end we do this out of passion with a willingness to create platforms for real independent films – for film makers to show and for audience to see.
Thank you for reading, if you like what we do and want to take part in the rewards available please consider becoming a patron and share this with your friends.
And most important - Warmly welcome!
Jonatan Petré Brixel,
Founder & Producer
There aren't a lot of pictures of us, the two below are stills from Jonatan's upcoming feature film debut "Sven Harald's Adventures" (top picture: Jonatan, bottom picture: Andrija)