After 14 years and 2,500 reviews on FilmIntuition.com and thousands of odes to movies on Twitter, I've found myself seeking out new ways to engage with others about film. Encouraged to start a Patreon by longtime readers and inspired by just how many of you seem to respond to my various movie tweet-alongs, I've decided to create my own version of a lemonade stand.
Serving up movie recommendations instead of sugary fruit juice - which, let's face it, would be impossible to e-mail - I've spun off those #WatchWithJen tweets into a new mini-podcast on Patreon. And since this is all experimental, I'm completely new to podcasting, and the format is still up in the air, I'm using lemonade stand pricing as my base with a $1 tier to kick things off.
Starting to work on a few long-term writing projects, including my first film book, I'm hoping to use any funds I earn through Patreon to track down movies I might need to see or additional materials for research. As I get better at this and post fun surprises like curated movie lists and more, I may add new tiers in the future but since my love of film is what drives me anyway (and I'd be amazed if more than 2 people signed up!), one dollar is absolutely where I want to start.
Of course, even if you don't subscribe, I appreciate your readership and interest, and hope you'll enjoy checking out the unlocked first episode of Watch With Jen above. Thanks, as always, for your support.