Scott Bateman

is creating 5000 SPACE ALIENS, a bonkers new feature film!

25

patrons

$80

per month
Thanks so much for checking out my Patreon page--let's have some fun!

I'm a filmmaker who combines comedy and experimental film. My 2018 feature film The Bateman Lectures on Depression has won several awards at film festivals nationwide, as did my 2015 feature film You, Your Brain, & You and my 2016 short 600 Space Aliens.

Now, I'm expanding the basic idea from 600 Space Aliens (600 one-second video portraits in ten minutes) into a feature film (5,000 one-second video portraits in 85 minutes). Why? Because a) it'll be awesome, and b) it's never been done before! Don't you want to help make film history? Sure you do!

If you support, you'll see the one-second portraits I'm working on each week way before anyone else. And eventually, I'll start scoring the film and you can hear the soundtrack here before anyone else.

I'm mostly using found footage for this project. I look for totally crazy old footage (like home movies, educational films, other public domain stuff) and then heavily process each frame in Photoshop to make it into something much more arty. You're going to love it, I promise. 

I've already created over 5000 new one-second video portraits for this new project already (need at least 6500 for editing purposes), and I can't wait for you to see them!

What people have said about my work:
  • "Scott has such an amazing, authentic, and inventive comic mind." – Michael Showalter (Director, The Big Sick).
  • "Amazingly varied and inventive visuals" – Bill Morrison (Director, Dawson City: Frozen Time, Decasia)
  • "BRAINSS" – Neil Gaiman, on You, Your Brain, & You.

The video above is a clip from The Bateman Lectures on Depression that presents 100 people, one second at a time, in 1:40. This is a pretty good example of what the entire film will be like!

I imagine this project will take at least three years to complete. Hope you'll help make it happen!

Thanks for reading--I hope you'll want to support this bonkers project!
Tiers
Coolness Tier
$1 or more per month
  • You'll get to see videos of the one-second portraits (and hear the soundtrack in progress) I'm working on before anybody else!
Awesomeness Tier
$3 or more per month
  • Not only will you get to see the videos and hear the music before anybody else, but you'll also get a special wallpaper of an image from the film each week--whichever I think is best, or request something!
Absolutely Stupefying Tier
$5 or more per month
  • W00t! Your photo or a video of you used as a one-second video portrait that'll eventually be used in the feature film (if you want--if you're shy, no big).
  • AND: You get a weekly peek at my SKETCHBOOK!!! Fun to look at, fun to use to psycho-analyze me!
  • Plus the above stuff!
The Mind-Bendingly Like Whoa Tier
$10 or more per month
  • Now this will be FUN: Once a month, I'll send you something via snail mail. It may be a small prop used in one of the videos, it may be one of my storyboard-like drawings from my sketchbook, it may be a few of the small storyboard-like photos I post on my bulletin boards. Maybe a card, who knows?. It will be fun, whatever it is!
  • Plus all previous rewards listed above! Yay!
  • And maybe a unicorn, assuming I can find one!
Goals
$80 of $450 per month
By reaching this level, I can pay my bills each month and work on the film full-time. Please help me reach this goal; my Patreon is currently my only income.

Thank you for your generosity!
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Thanks so much for checking out my Patreon page--let's have some fun!

I'm a filmmaker who combines comedy and experimental film. My 2018 feature film The Bateman Lectures on Depression has won several awards at film festivals nationwide, as did my 2015 feature film You, Your Brain, & You and my 2016 short 600 Space Aliens.

Now, I'm expanding the basic idea from 600 Space Aliens (600 one-second video portraits in ten minutes) into a feature film (5,000 one-second video portraits in 85 minutes). Why? Because a) it'll be awesome, and b) it's never been done before! Don't you want to help make film history? Sure you do!

If you support, you'll see the one-second portraits I'm working on each week way before anyone else. And eventually, I'll start scoring the film and you can hear the soundtrack here before anyone else.

I'm mostly using found footage for this project. I look for totally crazy old footage (like home movies, educational films, other public domain stuff) and then heavily process each frame in Photoshop to make it into something much more arty. You're going to love it, I promise. 

I've already created over 5000 new one-second video portraits for this new project already (need at least 6500 for editing purposes), and I can't wait for you to see them!

What people have said about my work:
  • "Scott has such an amazing, authentic, and inventive comic mind." – Michael Showalter (Director, The Big Sick).
  • "Amazingly varied and inventive visuals" – Bill Morrison (Director, Dawson City: Frozen Time, Decasia)
  • "BRAINSS" – Neil Gaiman, on You, Your Brain, & You.

The video above is a clip from The Bateman Lectures on Depression that presents 100 people, one second at a time, in 1:40. This is a pretty good example of what the entire film will be like!

I imagine this project will take at least three years to complete. Hope you'll help make it happen!

Thanks for reading--I hope you'll want to support this bonkers project!

Recent posts by Scott Bateman

Tiers
Coolness Tier
$1 or more per month
  • You'll get to see videos of the one-second portraits (and hear the soundtrack in progress) I'm working on before anybody else!
Awesomeness Tier
$3 or more per month
  • Not only will you get to see the videos and hear the music before anybody else, but you'll also get a special wallpaper of an image from the film each week--whichever I think is best, or request something!
Absolutely Stupefying Tier
$5 or more per month
  • W00t! Your photo or a video of you used as a one-second video portrait that'll eventually be used in the feature film (if you want--if you're shy, no big).
  • AND: You get a weekly peek at my SKETCHBOOK!!! Fun to look at, fun to use to psycho-analyze me!
  • Plus the above stuff!
The Mind-Bendingly Like Whoa Tier
$10 or more per month
  • Now this will be FUN: Once a month, I'll send you something via snail mail. It may be a small prop used in one of the videos, it may be one of my storyboard-like drawings from my sketchbook, it may be a few of the small storyboard-like photos I post on my bulletin boards. Maybe a card, who knows?. It will be fun, whatever it is!
  • Plus all previous rewards listed above! Yay!
  • And maybe a unicorn, assuming I can find one!