Michael Williams

is creating content to inform and inspire creative storytellers.

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  • Patron-only posts and messages
  • Access to bi-weekly, Patreon exclusive blog posts exploring the behind the scenes of previous projects, filmmaking tips and tricks, cinematography techniques, analysis of creative processes, business/career insight and advice, and more!
  • Access to Patreon only livestreams and Q&A sessions through Discord (beginning after reaching 10 Patreon subscribers)
  • Exclusive and early access content including poetry and creative writing, news, film promotion, and more.
  • Digital downloads of OzLand, A Son Inherit, Kane, and Illumination with bonus content for OzLand and Kane (a $15 value)
  • 25% off Signed copy of OzLand's Limited-edition Blu-ray
  • Instagram Shout-out
  • Personal Christmas Card because I love sending cards, and Christmas is the best time to thank people for their support!
  • Access to bi-weekly, Patreon-exclusive Blog Posts
  • Personal Christmas Card
  • Instagram Shout-out
  • Film Downloads with Bonus Content (Incl: OzLand, A Son Inherit, Kane, and Illumination)
  • Early Access to content, news, and more
  • Livestreams and Q&A Sessions

All-access Patron

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$10
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Includes:
(Bold items are exclusive to this Tier)
  • Monthly Videos: tutorials, behind the scenes, process analysis, interviews, and more
  • Quarterly live and/or recorded workshops
  • Access to new and archived behind the scenes, commentary, and unreleased content from my films and various projects.
  • Signed Copy of OzLand's Limited Edition Blu-ray and Digital Download of the film's 32 track original score.
  • Patron-only posts and messages
  • Access to bi-weekly, Patreon exclusive blog posts exploring the behind the scenes of previous projects, filmmaking tips and tricks, cinematography techniques, analysis of creative processes, business/career insight and advice, and more!
  • Access to Patreon only livestreams and Q&A sessions through Discord (beginning after reaching 10 Patreon subscribers)
  • Exclusive and early access content including poetry and creative writing, news, film promotion, and more.
  • Digital downloads of OzLand, A Son Inherit, Kane, and Illumination with bonus content for OzLand and Kane (a $15 value)
  • Instagram Shout-out
  • Personal Christmas card because I love sending cards and Christmas is the best time to thank people for their support!
  • Signed copy of OzLand's Limited edition Blu-ray
  • Personal Christmas Card
  • Early Access to content, news, and more
  • Livestreams and Q&A Sessions
  • Instagram Shout-out
  • Film Downloads with Bonus Content (Incl: OzLand, A Son Inherit, Kane, and Illumination)
  • Access to bi-weekly, Patreon-exclusive Blog Posts
  • Access to new and archived content from my films and various projects.
  • Quarterly live and/or recorded workshops
  • Monthly Videos

Mentorship

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$50
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Includes:
(Bold items are exclusive to this tier)
  • Monthly Mentorship
    • One-on-one video chats to discuss your work, personalized advice, and constructive criticism. Up to 2 thirty minute sessions per month.
    • In-depth feedback on your scripts, film and video projects, etc
    • Bi-weekly, email check-ins to follow and encourage your progress.
    • Personalized tutorials to address things that interest you.
  • A prop or collectable from either OzLand or The Atoning.
  • Everything included in previous tiers
  • Monthly Videos
  • Signed copy of OzLand's Limited edition Blu-ray
  • Access to new and archived content from my films and various projects.
  • Quarterly live and/or recorded workshops
  • Personal Christmas Card
  • Early Access to content, news, and more
  • Livestreams and Q&A Sessions
  • Instagram Shout-out
  • Film Downloads with Bonus Content (Incl: OzLand, A Son Inherit, Kane, and Illumination)
  • Access to bi-weekly, Patreon-exclusive Blog Posts
  • Prop from OzLand or The Atoning
  • Monthly Mentorship

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About Michael Williams

Hi! My name is Michael Williams, and I am an award-winning writer/director/cinematographer based out of West Point, MS. For over 16 years, I've worked all over the country on various film, TV, and commercial projects while also writing and directing my own films. My last two feature films (OzLand and The Atoning) were released around the world in international markets including The U.K., Germany, Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, and the Middle East. The Atoning landed deals with Redbox, Hulu, and Best Buy.

Currently, I am developing my next few feature films while continuing to work as a cinematographer on various film projects, Additionally, I continue to produce commercial projects through my production company, 
Shendopen Productions
.

Whether I'm bringing my own projects to life or collaborating with another artists, my passion is visual storytelling. As an storyteller, I am still developing my voice and anxious to help others do the same. Through Patreon, I will be able to give unprecedented access into my process and have the tools to not only motive others, but to also motive myself to continue reaching my goals. 

With gratitude,

Michael Williams

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Join my creative process and elevate your own
It isn't easy being an independent filmmaker, however, I wouldn't choose to be anything else. Just as any artist will tell you, I am constantly learning and evolving. There is a passion an artist must have to improve your work through education, discovery, and trial and error. Since starting my filmmaking journey in 2004, all of the ups and downs have molded me into the storyteller that I am today and will become in the future. I feel that it is time to share this journey in a more intimate way. 

It's time for me to share.
With this Patreon, I want to provide a resource that is both encouraging and informative so that you can elevate your work while I strive to do the same for my own. For years, I've needed new outlets to stay creative between projects and have always wanted the opportunity to more openly share the process with others. Up until now, I have been quite reclusive during much of my creative process, however, with so much more for me to learn, this is an opportunity to document and share that growth as I move forward with my career. Additionally, it is an opportunity to create and share creative content that otherwise wouldn't have an outlet like unproduced scripts, poetry, and blogs about even the smallest techniques in my arsenal.

Let's be candid.
I aspire to offer a candid look into my creative process and the lessons I've learned over the years while also sharing behind the scenes on my past, current, and future projects. Additionally, I look forward to sharing tutorials, educational materials, and in-depth Q&As to provide tangible resources for filmmakers, storytellers, and all the creatives in between.
 
Want to go the extra mile?
I'm eager to help mentor emerging storytellers with resources that I wish I had in my early career. With the All-Access membership, I'll give as much advice and tangible resources as I can, however, it won't always be personalized to you and your current projects, concerns, etc. With the Mentorship level, I have limited slots available because of how personalized that experience will be. That mentor relationship will allow us to be specific with how we approach your personal journey. It will be an intimate experience where we can really connect as artists and understand how best to tackle your growth as a creative.

Let's do this.
Join me on this ever evolving journey, learn from my successes and failures, and let's elevate our work together. 
Goals
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After 50 patrons join, I will increase the number of workshops and video tutorials provided so that more content is available more regularly. 
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