Ross Sutherland

is creating the podcast series, "Imaginary Advice"

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For $5 a month, you'll not only support the running of Imaginary Advice, but you'll also get access to my hidden "making-of" podcast, in which I return to past episodes of Imaginary Advice and talk about the development process, usually in conversation with another artist. I'll be using the series as a launchpad for some broader conversations about podcasting as a storytelling medium, with some of my favourite artists.

"Making Of" Podcast + Annual Essay Film

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For $15 per month or more, you'll get access to my "making-of" podcast, plus an annual essay film. These documentaries are Patreon-exclusives and aren't available to the public. Past examples include: a documentary on David Lynch's use of poetry, a poem synchronised to Hans Richter's dada film Ghosts Before Breakfast, a travelogue of London's DLR line, among others.   

Commission an Original Poem (+ bonuses)

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If you pledge $25 per month, you'll receive all other bonuses ("making of" podcast, essay film), PLUS a posted  copy of one of my poetry collections and a ORIGINAL POEM from me, commissioned by you at your convenience




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About Ross Sutherland

About Me

I'm a writer and performer from Edinburgh. Writing is my full time job, mostly working on small, short-term commissions for radio and stage. I've written three books of poetry, several plays... someone let me make a TV show once. One of my theatre shows was turned into a documentary which you can watch for free online.

The Podcast

The Imaginary Advice podcast is the place I put all my new ideas for projects. I love finding new ways of telling stories, and Imaginary Advice is the perfect sketchpad. It's a place where I can take chances, in an environment where I have complete creative control. I write every episode, and self-produce about 90% of it. Since it began in October 2014, the podcast has grown to become the most important thing I make.

My favourite episode:
A romantic rivalry, told over six consecutive fancy dress parties.

Why use Patreon?

If you like Imaginary Advice, help me keep making it! I really want to keep producing the podcast, but in order to do that, I need your help. Production takes a crazy amount of time, and currently the podcast receives no advertising support. I want to produce a new episode every month, but I can't do that without your help. Supporting me through Patreon would mean I could keep producing Imaginary Advice on a regular basis. Your support would help keep the podcast alive, as well as making it as good and exciting as it possibly can be. 

How long will the show run?

I hope to continue the show for many years! You can support it for as long / short as you like. When the show finally ends, I will remove this page, cancelling any patrons. If you just want to support the podcast for a few months, that's great! You don't have to sign up for a particular length of time.

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