UNCODE is creating a docu-series featuring Black storytellers.
6

patrons

$32
per month

Welcome to our page and thank you so much for your support! Because of you, we're able to continue to independently produce positive and diverse digital video content.  What began as a simple idea from a husband + wife team has grown into a global collective of storytellers  (independent artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, and photographers) working to redefine what it means to be Black.

"We are Uncoded"

WHAT IS UNCODE?
UNCODE is an on-going series of short films featuring black storytellers across the African diaspora. Each month, we publish 1-10 minute films - optimized for mobile views and social media shares - featuring lifestyle topics seen through the lens of Afro-descendants.

Since entering production in early 2016, we’ve partnered with Ebony Magazine, Amazon, The Seattle Times, award winning chefs, and world renowned artists for short, digital video content related to Art, Tech, Food, Travel, and Health.

WHY?
We recognized the need for more positive content made with minorities - specifically people of color - in mind. We also recognized the need to provide more creatives of color with a platform to distribute their work. Media's constant negative and monolithic imagery associated with black people is taking a toll on our collective mental well-being. UNCODE seeks to provide a positive and healthy counterbalance with stories offering a more comprehensive view of our diverse communities.

WHO ARE WE?
A young, diverse, and creative team of color with over 10 years experience in television, film, music production, photography, graphic design, entertainment business, and tech startup operations.

We spent months researching trends in media and content consumption and soon discovered people of color, specifically African-Americans, are one of, if not the, largest consumers of media today (radio, television/film, and digital). Our research indicated people of color are also incredibly well-versed in managing social media, so, we thought it best to distribute our content digitally in an effort to meet our ever-growing audience where we're both most comfortable - online. Find more info about our core group here.

"The UNCODE Collective"
Over the next few months, our small team will publish stories from Oakland, San Francisco, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and the Pacific Northwest. In an effort to scale, we're currently expanding our database of contributing partners (journalists, video journalists, bloggers, independent filmmakers, animators, photographers, and editors of color). With this larger collective, we intend to produce and present videos in geo-locations across the globe, faster and more efficiently.  

We are currently focusing our search for contributors in the following 16 cities and surrounding areas

            U.S. CITIES           

DETROIT  //  CHICAGO  //  MIAMI  //  BALTIMORE  //  DC  //  MEMPHIS  //  HOUSTON // NEW ORLEANS  //

       INTERNATIONAL      

RIO //  TORONTO  //  LONDON  //  PARIS  // HAVANA // CAPE TOWN //  PORT AU PRINCE  //  OAXACA  //

WHEN WILL SEASON ONE PREMIERE?
The first collection of stories will be released November 2016 - January 2017. Stories will be made available for streaming on theuncode.comEBONY.comand UNCODE's official YouTube channel.

WHAT IS PATREON AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Patreon is a crowd-sourcing platform providing artist the ability receive funding from fans or patrons on a reoccurring basis. With your financial support, our growing collective of creatives will be in a better position to provide exclusive videos, photos, and rewards!

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
With your support, we're able to hire more independent artists, musicians, writers, animators, and editors to help produce higher quality video for you to enjoy! While a few stories each year may be fully or partly funded with the help of our corporate partners, the money pledged here will be used for the production of exclusive, independent content for our audience, ad-free.

GET INVOLVED
Visit our site: theuncode.com
Join the Collective: theuncode.com/jointhecollective
Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/c/theuncode

#IAMUNCODED
@ us on Twitter: twitter.com/theuncode
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/theuncode
Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/theuncode
Tiers
$1 Tier
$1 or more per month 1 patron
  • Patron-only access which includes:
    • "Moods" - video content created exclusively for Patreon supporters
    • Opportunities to ask questions and pitch stories to UNCODE producers 
    • Apple Music and Spotify playlists featuring the music that inspired each episode
    • Behind the scenes photos and videos
$5 Tier
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
  • Early access to UNCODE stories
  • Patron-only access which includes:
    • "Moods" - video content created exclusively for Patreon supporters
    • Opportunities to ask questions and pitch stories to UNCODE producers
    • Apple Music and Spotify playlists featuring the music that inspired each episode
    • Behind the scenes photos and videos
$15 Tier
$15 or more per month 1 patron
  • Sponsor credit on the UNCODE website
  • Early access to UNCODE stories
  • Patron-only access which includes:
    • "Moods" - video content created exclusively for Patreon supporters
    • Opportunities to ask questions and pitch stories to UNCODE producers
    • Apple Music and Spotify playlists featuring the music that inspired each episode
    • Behind the scenes photos and videos
$25 Tier
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
  • One I AM UNCODED t-shirt (white)
  • On-screen "Special Thanks" credit for that month's episode
  • Sponsor credit on the UNCODE website
  • Early access to UNCODE stories
  • Patron-only access which includes:
    • "Moods" - video content created exclusively for Patreon supporters
    • Opportunities to ask questions and pitch stories to UNCODE producers
    • Apple Music and Spotify playlists featuring the music that inspired each episode
    • Behind the scenes photos and videos

$50 Tier
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • One UNCODE or I AM UNCODED t-shirt (white or black)
  • On-screen "Sponsor" credit for that month's episode
  • Sponsor credit on the UNCODE website
  • Early access to UNCODE stories
  • Patron-only access which includes:
    • "Moods" - video content created exclusively for Patreon supporters
    • Opportunities to ask questions and pitch stories to UNCODE producers
    • Apple Music and Spotify playlists featuring the music that inspired each episode
    • Behind the scenes photos and videos
$100 Tier
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • One UNCODE tote bag (available options shown below)
  • One UNCODE and I AM UNCODED t-shirt (white or black)
  • On-screen "Associate Producer" credit for that month's episode
  • Sponsor credit on the UNCODE website
  • Early access to UNCODE stories
  • Patron-only access which includes:
    • "Moods" - video content created exclusively for Patreon supporters
    • Opportunities to ask questions and pitch stories to UNCODE producers
    • Apple Music and Spotify playlists featuring the music that inspired each episode
    • Behind the scenes photos and videos
$250 Tier
$250 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
  • 2x  UNCODE tote bag containing items created by featured artists, brands, and entrepreneurs, i.e. books, recipes, artwork, etc. (available options shown below)
  • 2x UNCODE and I AM UNCODED t-shirt (black, white, or red)
  • On-screen "Contributing Producer" credit for that month's episode
  • Sponsor credit on the UNCODE website
  • Early access to UNCODE stories
  • Patron-only access which includes:
    • "Moods" - video content created exclusively for Patreon supporters
    • Opportunities to ask questions and pitch stories to UNCODE producers
    • Apple Music and Spotify playlists featuring the music that inspired each episode
    • Behind the scenes photos and videos


Welcome to our page and thank you so much for your support! Because of you, we're able to continue to independently produce positive and diverse digital video content.  What began as a simple idea from a husband + wife team has grown into a global collective of storytellers  (independent artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, and photographers) working to redefine what it means to be Black.

"We are Uncoded"

WHAT IS UNCODE?
UNCODE is an on-going series of short films featuring black storytellers across the African diaspora. Each month, we publish 1-10 minute films - optimized for mobile views and social media shares - featuring lifestyle topics seen through the lens of Afro-descendants.

Since entering production in early 2016, we’ve partnered with Ebony Magazine, Amazon, The Seattle Times, award winning chefs, and world renowned artists for short, digital video content related to Art, Tech, Food, Travel, and Health.

WHY?
We recognized the need for more positive content made with minorities - specifically people of color - in mind. We also recognized the need to provide more creatives of color with a platform to distribute their work. Media's constant negative and monolithic imagery associated with black people is taking a toll on our collective mental well-being. UNCODE seeks to provide a positive and healthy counterbalance with stories offering a more comprehensive view of our diverse communities.

WHO ARE WE?
A young, diverse, and creative team of color with over 10 years experience in television, film, music production, photography, graphic design, entertainment business, and tech startup operations.

We spent months researching trends in media and content consumption and soon discovered people of color, specifically African-Americans, are one of, if not the, largest consumers of media today (radio, television/film, and digital). Our research indicated people of color are also incredibly well-versed in managing social media, so, we thought it best to distribute our content digitally in an effort to meet our ever-growing audience where we're both most comfortable - online. Find more info about our core group here.

"The UNCODE Collective"
Over the next few months, our small team will publish stories from Oakland, San Francisco, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and the Pacific Northwest. In an effort to scale, we're currently expanding our database of contributing partners (journalists, video journalists, bloggers, independent filmmakers, animators, photographers, and editors of color). With this larger collective, we intend to produce and present videos in geo-locations across the globe, faster and more efficiently.  

We are currently focusing our search for contributors in the following 16 cities and surrounding areas

            U.S. CITIES           

DETROIT  //  CHICAGO  //  MIAMI  //  BALTIMORE  //  DC  //  MEMPHIS  //  HOUSTON // NEW ORLEANS  //

       INTERNATIONAL      

RIO //  TORONTO  //  LONDON  //  PARIS  // HAVANA // CAPE TOWN //  PORT AU PRINCE  //  OAXACA  //

WHEN WILL SEASON ONE PREMIERE?
The first collection of stories will be released November 2016 - January 2017. Stories will be made available for streaming on theuncode.comEBONY.comand UNCODE's official YouTube channel.

WHAT IS PATREON AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Patreon is a crowd-sourcing platform providing artist the ability receive funding from fans or patrons on a reoccurring basis. With your financial support, our growing collective of creatives will be in a better position to provide exclusive videos, photos, and rewards!

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
With your support, we're able to hire more independent artists, musicians, writers, animators, and editors to help produce higher quality video for you to enjoy! While a few stories each year may be fully or partly funded with the help of our corporate partners, the money pledged here will be used for the production of exclusive, independent content for our audience, ad-free.

GET INVOLVED
Visit our site: theuncode.com
Join the Collective: theuncode.com/jointhecollective
Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/c/theuncode

#IAMUNCODED
@ us on Twitter: twitter.com/theuncode
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/theuncode
Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/theuncode

Recent posts by UNCODE

Tiers
$1 Tier
$1 or more per month 1 patron
  • Patron-only access which includes:
    • "Moods" - video content created exclusively for Patreon supporters
    • Opportunities to ask questions and pitch stories to UNCODE producers 
    • Apple Music and Spotify playlists featuring the music that inspired each episode
    • Behind the scenes photos and videos
$5 Tier
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
  • Early access to UNCODE stories
  • Patron-only access which includes:
    • "Moods" - video content created exclusively for Patreon supporters
    • Opportunities to ask questions and pitch stories to UNCODE producers
    • Apple Music and Spotify playlists featuring the music that inspired each episode
    • Behind the scenes photos and videos
$15 Tier
$15 or more per month 1 patron
  • Sponsor credit on the UNCODE website
  • Early access to UNCODE stories
  • Patron-only access which includes:
    • "Moods" - video content created exclusively for Patreon supporters
    • Opportunities to ask questions and pitch stories to UNCODE producers
    • Apple Music and Spotify playlists featuring the music that inspired each episode
    • Behind the scenes photos and videos
$25 Tier
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
  • One I AM UNCODED t-shirt (white)
  • On-screen "Special Thanks" credit for that month's episode
  • Sponsor credit on the UNCODE website
  • Early access to UNCODE stories
  • Patron-only access which includes:
    • "Moods" - video content created exclusively for Patreon supporters
    • Opportunities to ask questions and pitch stories to UNCODE producers
    • Apple Music and Spotify playlists featuring the music that inspired each episode
    • Behind the scenes photos and videos

$50 Tier
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • One UNCODE or I AM UNCODED t-shirt (white or black)
  • On-screen "Sponsor" credit for that month's episode
  • Sponsor credit on the UNCODE website
  • Early access to UNCODE stories
  • Patron-only access which includes:
    • "Moods" - video content created exclusively for Patreon supporters
    • Opportunities to ask questions and pitch stories to UNCODE producers
    • Apple Music and Spotify playlists featuring the music that inspired each episode
    • Behind the scenes photos and videos
$100 Tier
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • One UNCODE tote bag (available options shown below)
  • One UNCODE and I AM UNCODED t-shirt (white or black)
  • On-screen "Associate Producer" credit for that month's episode
  • Sponsor credit on the UNCODE website
  • Early access to UNCODE stories
  • Patron-only access which includes:
    • "Moods" - video content created exclusively for Patreon supporters
    • Opportunities to ask questions and pitch stories to UNCODE producers
    • Apple Music and Spotify playlists featuring the music that inspired each episode
    • Behind the scenes photos and videos
$250 Tier
$250 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
  • 2x  UNCODE tote bag containing items created by featured artists, brands, and entrepreneurs, i.e. books, recipes, artwork, etc. (available options shown below)
  • 2x UNCODE and I AM UNCODED t-shirt (black, white, or red)
  • On-screen "Contributing Producer" credit for that month's episode
  • Sponsor credit on the UNCODE website
  • Early access to UNCODE stories
  • Patron-only access which includes:
    • "Moods" - video content created exclusively for Patreon supporters
    • Opportunities to ask questions and pitch stories to UNCODE producers
    • Apple Music and Spotify playlists featuring the music that inspired each episode
    • Behind the scenes photos and videos